Our Agencies

American Red Cross - New River Valley

Provides disaster relief and preparedness for local community. Emergency assistance and communication for military service persons and their families. Also provides blood donor programs, bone marrow testing and international messaging and tracing services. Conducts health and safety courses (CPR, First Aid, Aquatic Courses, Babysitting, and other emergency classes).

 

Beans and Rice, Inc.

Improves the economic well being of low-to-moderate income children and families through hunger relief, after-school enrichment that raises achievement and builds positive social skills, microbusiness development that creates jobs, and savings programs that help families buy their first home.

 

Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad

Provides pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured in our community, conducts CPR courses and provides standby emergency assistance for local public events.

 

Boy Scouts, Blue Ridge Mountains Council

Encourages youth, ages 7 to 21, to develop good character, responsibility, citizenship and physical/mental fitness. Provides assistance to disadvantaged youth so they can fully participate in Scouting activities.

 

CHIP of NRV (Children’s Health Improvement Partnership)

Provides home visiting services to pregnant women and children age 0-6, to improve health and promote wellness and self-sufficiency in low-income families. Assists entire family by addressing such issues as housing, nutrition, education, employment, parenting skills, and kindergarten readiness. (New River Community Action program)

 

Community Health Center of the New River Valley

The Community Health Center (formerly Free Clinic NRV), serves uninsured individuals on a sliding fee scale, as well as people who are insured with Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. No patient is turned away due to an inability to pay. Services provided include medical, dental (includes restorative crowns and dentures), behavioral health and medication assistance to people living in Montgomery, Floyd, Pulaski, and Giles Counties and the City of Radford. Locations in Christiansburg and Pearisburg.

 

Floyd County Emergency Assistance Program

Provides food, clothing, and financial assistance to meet temporary emergency needs for families and individuals in crisis living in Floyd County. (New River Community Action program)

 

Floyd County Volunteer Fire Department

Provides emergency assistance to persons and property arising from fire, accidents, hazardous material spills and other disasters in and around Floyd County.

 

Girl Scouts of VA Skyline Council

Provides girls ages 5-17 research-based, SOL aligned, girl-centered programs designed to increase self-esteem, develop positive values, and promote cooperative learning. These programs encourage and support academic success, healthy lifestyles and social development. UW dollars help ensure that all girls have the opportunity to participate in Girl Scout activities.

 

Goodwill Industries® of the Valleys – Radford Jobs Campus

Goodwill’s mission is to help people and families in our community achieve a better life through work and independence. Goodwill provides training and employment programs for youth, adults, and seniors with disabilities and those who have lost their job due to company closing or layoff.

 

Homeless & Housing Program

Provides financial assistance and counseling to eligible persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Provides counseling for pre-purchase, post-purchase, foreclosure prevention, rental assistance and homelessness. Provides group education for first time homebuyers and provides renter education workshops. (New River Community Action program)

 

Intellectual Disabilities Agency of the NRV

Provides educational, recreational, and developmental programs for children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities that provide opportunities to develop skills needed for integration into and acceptance by the community. Informs the public regarding the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities and enables clients to access resources and participate more fully and actively.

 

Literacy Volunteers of the NRV

Trains volunteer tutors to provide free, confidential and individualized tutoring to adults in basic reading and writing, and English as a Second Language (ESL) in the New River Valley. Operates a learning/administrative facility and various other tutoring locations to meet the needs of the local NRV community.

 

Med-Ride of the NRV

Provides non-emergency, but critical, medical transportation for low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents of the NRV.

 

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program

Provides food, clothing and financial assistance to meet temporary emergency needs of local people and families.

 

New River Family Shelter

Provides safe emergency shelter for NRV families with children not experiencing domestic violence. NRFS seeks to connect families and individuals to opportunities that promote self-sufficiency and stability.

 

NRV CARES (Child Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Services)

A New River Valley-wide organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse and strengthening families through education, advocacy and community partnerships; programs provided include CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Parenting Young Children courses using the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP curriculum), and community education activities around the issues of child abuse and neglect, emphasizing the importance of prevention.

 

NRV Senior Services – Meals and Transportation

Provides transportation services to and from nutrition programs, non-emergency medical appointments and necessary shopping trips for elderly and handicapped individuals with no access to transportation. Delivers hot meals once a day to homebound persons. Provides transportation to people with sensory or physical disabilities.

 

Radford Clothing Bank

Supplies new and used clothing free of charge throughout the New River Valley to persons in need identified by guidelines to be in financial need, including families involved in emergency situations. The August Kids program provides resources for new school clothing to disadvantaged children in Radford. Other satellite programs are the Stork Exchange and Coats for Kids.

 

Radford Emergency Assitance Program

Provides food, clothing, and financial assistance to meet temporary emergency needs for families and individuals living in Radford City. (New River Community Action program)

 

Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread

Provides a free noon-day meal five days a week, year-round to economically disadvantaged persons and families.

 

Radford-Fairlawn Meals on Wheels

Provides a free noon-day meal to homebound persons in Radford and Fairlawn five days a week.

 

To Our House

Provides temporary thermal shelter to homeless men in the New River Valley during the coldest winter months from November through March. (New River Community Action program)

 

Valley Interfaith Child Care Center

Offers high-quality, affordable day care to the very young children (ages 0-12) of local low-income working families. Hopes to establish a child care center in each of the jurisdictions of the NRV.

 

Women’s Resource Center of the NRV

Provides shelter, counseling, training and prevention services for adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Provides a 24-hour crisis hotline and court-related victim assistance.