Beans and Rice, Inc.:Provides programs for low-income families in Community Learning Centers and public schools for all ages (from pre-school through adult) with emphasis on educational enrichment, technological competency, financial literacy, asset development, empowerment and leadership; centers located in low-income housing areas.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia: Seeks to make a positive difference in children’s lives by providing them with guidance and support through one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults; school-based and community-based mentoring programs are offered.
Boy Scouts, Blue Ridge Mountains Council: Encourages youth to develop good character, responsibility, citizenship and physical/mental fitness; provides assistance to disadvantaged youth so that they may fully participate in scouting activities.
Girl Scouts of VA Skyline Council: Helps girls, ages 5-17, develop values, recognize their self-potential, interact with others and contribute to society through educational and recreational Girl Scout programs; UW dollars help provide an opportunity for all girls to participate in Girl Scout activities.
Valley Interfaith Childcare Center: Offers high-quality, affordable day care to the very young children (ages 0-3) of local low-income working families. Hopes to establish a child care center in each of the jurisdictions of the NRV.
American Red Cross: Provides local emergency disaster relief; Disaster preparedness education and exercises; Service to Armed Forces Emergency Communications and Family Services; Blood Services community donor program and marrow testing registry; Full-service workplace and community health and safety course instruction to include aquatics, babysitting and other caregiver classes; On-line courses in Disaster Preparedness, Volunteer Services and Health and Safety education.
Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad: Provides pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured in our community; conducts CPR courses; provides standby emergency assistance for local public events.
CHIP of NRV (Children’s Health Improvement Partnership): Provides care coordination services to pregnant women and children from birth to age seven who come from low-income families and lack access to medical care; assists the entire family by addressing such issues as housing, nutrition, education, employment and parenting skills. (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.
Free Clinic of the NRV, Inc.: The Free Clinic of the New River Valley provides medical and dental care and pharmacy services to adults who lack health insurance and are low income.
Med-Ride of the NRV: Provides non-emergency, but critical, medical transportation for low-income, uninsured & underinsured residents of the NRV.
Mental Health Association of the NRV: Provides free mental health treatment, including outpatient therapy, psychiatric services and medications, for uninsured low-income persons; conducts educational programs for special groups and the community at large; coordinates the region’s jail diversion programs for the mentally ill; provides information and referral services; advocates for fair and just public policy in areas that impact persons with mental illness.
Children’s Home Society of Virginia: Offers confidential pregnancy/birth parent counseling services free of charge; provides temporary foster care for children; handles adoption services for prospective adoptive parents, including home studies, adoptive placements and post placement supervision.
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys – Western Division: Works to help people in our community achieve a better life through work and independence; provides training, support and employment services to individuals with disabilities; provides center-based and community work programs.
Intellectual Disabilities Agency of the NRV: Provides educational, social & recreational programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities; provides summer camp with structured activities which promote socialization & build self-esteem; advocates for clients & their families.
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 six satellite locations, one learning/administrative facility and various other tutoring locations to meet the needs of the community.
NRV CARES: An advocacy group for children & families in the NRV, NRV CARES mission is to protect children from abuse & strengthen families through advocacy, education & community partnerships; programs include CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), parenting young children courses using the STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) curriculum, and community education for child abuse prevention.
Women’s Resource Center of the NRV: Provides shelter and counseling for adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; provides a 24-hour crisis hotline; provides court-related victim assistance.
Homeless Intervention Program of the NRV: Prevents the displacement of low-moderate income households who are potentially facing homelessness; assists homeless persons in securing permanent housing; and helps program participants regain self-sufficiency. (New River Community Action program)
New River Family Shelter: Provides safe emergency shelter for NRV families with children not experiencing domestic violence from the NRV. NRFS shall seek to connect families and individuals to opportunities that promote self-sufficiency and stability.
NRV Senior Services – Meals and Transportation: Delivers meals five days per week to those that are 60 years or older and are homebound due to a physical or mental disability: Offers transportation to and from the 7 Nutrition sites throughout the NRV, Including specialized shopping and non-emergency medical transportation. Provides transportation to those with a sensory or physical disability and medical transportation to those with Medicaid.
Radford Clothing Bank: Distributes new and used clothing to persons in need throughout the New River Valley; United Way funds provide two sets of new school clothes to disadvantaged children in Radford City through the August Kids Program.
Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread: Provides a free, nutritious, hot noon meal five days a week, year-round to economically disadvantaged persons and families.