Our Partner Agencies
The United Way of Central Virginia partners with are not-for-profits the have demonstrated their ability to address our most challenging issues related to Health, Education, Income and Basic Human Needs.
A quality day care service for health impaired or disabled adults. The Center provides a broad ranging therapeutic program including personal care, health monitoring, medication administration, individualized care plans, lunch and snacks, exercises, music, crafts, and intergenerational activities. Provides a safe daytime environment for the frail adult while giving their family caregiver a break. The Center is located in historic downtown Lynchburg .
Funded Program: Adult Daycare
The vision of the affiliate is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the community by building safe, decent, and affordable housing. It is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. HFH works in partnership with people in need to build affordable houses which are then sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials. The partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor – “sweat equity” – into building their homes. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for HFH that is used to build more houses.
Program Funded by United Way of Central Virginia: Housing
Assists families following disasters; provides emergency services to the Armed Forces; offers training in preparedness, CPR/First Aid, babysitting and life guarding; collects and provides blood products to area hospitals; offers international tracing services.
Provides day support and residential services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Services include personal care, monitoring health and safety and programming in independent living, academic skills, socialization and recreation. Residential services include sponsored placements, in-home support and respite. The Arc also provides a four-week summer camp program for adults and children.
A vital community organization serving a large and diverse population through a variety of programs and services including; Schoolage Child Care, Preschool Child Care, Day Camp, Aquatics, Fitness, Health and Wellness, Youth and Adult Sports and Recreation, Outdoor Adventure, and more. The YMCA offers scholarships and fee reductions for memberships and programs based on financial need.
BAFY kid’s Club
Bedford Christian Ministries is an all-volunteer community agency that serves seniors, disabled and low income residents of the Town and County of Bedford. Services include food, clothing, household and financial aid for electricity disconnection, past due rent, heating fuel and limited vision/dental/prescription assistance for households and individuals in need.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Central Virginia recruits, trains and supports volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson (the 24th Judicial District). Juvenile Court Judges appoint CASA volunteers to investigate what is in the best interest of the child and to help get the child placed in a safe, permanent home as soon as possible. CASA volunteers can help achieve positive outcomes for children by being their “Voice” in court.
Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living (CVACL) provides a range of services to seniors over the age of 60 and support to persons with disabilities over the age of 18. CVACL provides assessment of individual circumstances and supports the development of plans for long term supports and services specific to the individual. CVACL develops plans with individuals but supports a person centered approach to determining services. CVACL operates in-house programs to include Meals on Wheels for Seniors; Non-Emergency Medical Transportation; Nutrition Education; Chronic Disease Management; Insurance Counseling; OPTIONS Counseling; Care Transitions; Weatherization; and Care Management and Coordination. CVACL employs an Ombudsman and provides education related to Elder Abuse. A significant role for CVACL is to provide Information and Referral. CVACL collaborates and partners with service providers throughout Region 2000 to ensure individuals receive identified services. CVACL endeavors, through comprehensive assessment, to supports individuals in choosing and benefiting from services that enable them to remain active and independent in their community.
Meals on Wheels for Seniors:
DAWN is a volunteer service agency that provides services to folks in need of “emergency help” within the Altavista and Hurt areas reaching out approximately 15 miles (RT 24 in Evington to RT 40 in Gretna) and is sponsored by the Altavista Area Ministerial Association. Emergency needs could be for food, shelter, utilities or prescriptions. We also provide basic mentoring programs to help with budgets, resumes, and job searches. Hours are 10am to 12 noon – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. We follow the Campbell County School Inclement weather policy and add our closings to the WSET 13 closing reports. We do not have a website and do not fax information. Our agency is staffed by an
all volunteer group of devoted workers.
Provides medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy and health education services to patients who lack access to health care for financial reasons. Patient income must be low income as measured by annual U.S. Government standards and the patient must not have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid for the services being rendered.
Programs Funded: Dental, Medical, Pharmacy
Serves girls ages 5 to 17 across 36 counties in central and southwest Virginia. Provides a variety of pathways by which a girl can participate through troops, camps, programs/events, virtual, trips, and series. Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
HumanKind, formerly Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family Alliance, provides programs in communities throughout Virginia to strengthen individuals and families through care, counseling and education. We encourage, empower and enrich others through our five program focus areas: Early Childhood Development, Economic Empowerment, Mental Health Services, Residential Care and Safe and Healthy Living. Every day, we assist families in overcoming challenges, making responsible choices and improving their quality of life.
Ways to Work
Child Care Resource Center
Jubilee is a youth and family centered organization with programs that focus on 3 main areas – academics, athletics and vocational/occupational. Jubilee provides academic enrichment, tutoring and mentoring programs; athletic and health/wellness/fitness programs for youth after school as well as a full day 10 week summer camp program. Vocational training opportunities and job search assistance is offered for adults. Sponsor community events, provide recreational opportunities and programs which promote family stability.
Youth Educational Support Services
Provides food, crisis financial aid, clothing and other essential household items to low income individuals and families who are experiencing unemployment, illness, family disruptions, or other unexpected occurrences. Program and services are provided by a core of 250 volunteers and are supported by businesses, organizations, churches and concerned individuals in the community.
Lyn-CAG is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services and programs to the citizens of Central Virginia. During its 50-year history, Lyn-CAG’s primary focus has been to provide direct assistance to low- and moderate- income individuals and families in the prevention, reduction or elimination of poverty and adverse situations in their lives. Over twenty (20) services and programs administered by this agency address the needs of citizens in the city of Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell.
Hand Up Lodge
Serves ages 2 through 5 for child care/preschool and offers before/after care to our graduates/siblings up to 12 years old. Center hours are 6:30 a.m through 5:30 p.m Monday -Friday. The Mission of Mary Bethune Academy is to provide a quality program which promotes a nurturing and enriching early childhood learning experience, encourages accomplishment and strives for excellence for children during their formative years.
Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lynchburg Area provides healthy meals, friendly smiles, and warm reassurance to the local homebound community. Assistance is provided to the frail elderly and younger disabled shut-ins by delivering a balanced, nutritious, hot lunch five days per week to those who cannot meet the need on their own. This service allows people to stay in their homes, maintain more independence and avoid living in costly institutions. It also allows patients to leave a hospital, nursing care or rehab earlier, encouraging convalescence in their own home. Without this valuable program, many in our community would go hungry.
The primary purpose is to provide assistance and support that enables people over the age of eighteen who have intellectual disabilities to attain new skills and/or retain current skills. This service will be a combination of center-based services and community outings. The skills training will include, but will not be limited to, personal hygiene, health and safety, social skills and daily living skills. The services provided for each client will be decided ultimately by the client.
PCIO provides community service programs to the citizens of Campbell County and the surrounding areas. Among the programs offered is Camp Philadelphia, the six week summer enrichment program geared toward academic achievement
through mentoring, education and training. Piedmont also provides a summer feeding program through nine weeks of the summer that promotes nutritious and continuous meals in low-income areas. Additional programs sponsored by Piedmont included Helping Hands emergency assistance for utility disconnections and rental evictions. Project Manna and the Partner Pantry support our neighbors in hunger crisis
The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Christian Church. It serves the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell and the cities of Bedford and Lynchburg: providing financial assistance to families, shelter to the homeless, transitional housing for women & children on the way to independence, day care for children of welfare to work and low income families. The Salvation Army’s Community Feeding Program is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, serving breakfast and dinner to the residents and to anyone in the community who needs a nutritious meal. The Army assists in natural disasters in our area and beyond. A number of youth and adult character building programs are offered including a nine week summer day camp program and a residential camping program for youth and adults.
Center of Hope Shelter
Resolves serious legal problems of low-income people, promotes economic and family stability, reduces poverty through effective legal assistance, and champions equal justice. VLAS uses legal skills to solve problems in health care, public benefits, housing, family relations, wills and powers of attorney, education and employment.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has opportunity to learn, thrive and grow. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen, improves the community’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. We provide a variety of programs which include School-Age Childcare, Day Camps, Fun/Inclement Weather Days, Youth Sports, Aquatics, Health and Fitness and Outreach programs. Financial assistance is provided based on financial need.
Power Scholars Academy
YW is here 24 hours a day to help the women and girls of our community develop the strength they need for a better tomorrow. Programs and services include: the Domestic Violence Prevention Center providing emergency shelter and support services including Frannie’s House in Altavista; Sexual Assault Response Program, Children’s Supervised Visitation Center; Safe and Affordable Housing for Women including transitional from homelessness, Ygyrl Leaders mentoring for teenage girls and Racial Justice promoting racial equality in our community. We also operate the “Church Street Bridal” Shops.
Domestic Violence Program
Sexual Assault Response