Help thru Organizations

Resources for Assistance in Virginia

National and State Organizations & Programs


Air Care Alliance (

The Air Care Alliance is a group of flying organizations whose volunteer pilots are dedicated to community service. This site's purpose is to connect volunteers that perform public benefit flying for health care, patient transport, disaster relief, environmental support, and other missions of public service with those who need help.

Benefits Checkup (

Benefits Checkup -is the nation's most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. Benefits Checkup includes more than 1,550 public and private benefits programs, such as: Prescription drugs, Nutrition & Food Stamps, Energy assistance, Financial, Legal, Health Care, Social Security, Housing, In-home services, Tax relief, Transportation, Educational assistance, Employment, and Volunteer services.

Cancer Care (

We provide limited grants for certain expenses related to cancer treatment.

Catholic Charities (

Catholic Charities provides a wide range of services, from affordable low-income housing, to food banks, financial assistance,to youth counseling and health services. This site includes links to local sites throughout the U.S.

Citizen's Energy (

Citizens Energy Corporation created a number of assistance programs that help people afford energy, reduce health care costs, and serve a variety of other social and educational needs.

Disabled Children's Relief Fund (

This organization provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery.

Family Relief Fund (

Family Relief Fund provides financial assistance to families who have children with Cystic Fibrosis and other chronic health problems.

First Hand (

First Hand helps the families of children with health problems address the financial aspects of their child's healthcare. 816-201-1569

Go Ask Alice (

This is a Health Question and Answer site.

Health Resources and Services Administration (

HRSA-supported health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income.

Health.GOV (

' is a portal to the Web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal departments and agencies.'

Hill-Burton Facilities - Low Cost Healthcare (

This is a list of about 300 health care facilities nationwide are obligated to provide free or reduced-cost care to low-income families and individuals. Search the list for your state.

Insure Kids Now (

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides free or low-cost health insurance in every state to children in working families. The insurance pays for doctor visits, prescription medicines, hospitalizations, and more. Children that do not currently have health insurance are likely to be eligible, even if their parents are working. Check this site for links to the program in your state, or call 1-877-543-7669.

Mental Health Services Locator (

Almost every state has organizations that provide free or low cost counseling services.

Miracle Flights for Kids (

Provides free access to health care for people (especially children) who cannot afford transportation to treatment centers anywhere in America. They are not limited by distance and will use as many flights as necessary to get a sick patient to treatment. Request a flight online, or call 702-261-0494.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (

The Brighter Tomorrow Grant is an award of up to $1,000 to provide goods or services that will help improve the quality of life of someone with MS.

National Eye Institute (

Listing of organizations that provide financial aid for eye care.

National Eye Institute (

Federal government assistance programs for eye care.

National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (

NFDH is a national charitable organization solely dedicated to meeting the dental needs of citizens with physical, medical, and mental disabilities.

National Hispanic Resource Helpline 1-800-473-3003 (

The National Hispanic Resource Helpline is a national information and referral service that provides support for Hispanics throughout the nation who need information about educational, health and human service providers.

Remote Area Medical (

One day free medical, veterniary, vision, and women's health. First come first served basis.

Salvation Army (

The Salvation Army offers utility bill assistance, emergency food pantry/vouchers, emergency financial assistance, general health screening and assessment, medical referrals and access to medical treatment. Check your local phone listings or this web site.

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (

Legal resources for advocates pursuing social and economic justice for poor people.

Susan G. Komen Foundation (

Susan G. Komen breast cancer and Katrina-related funding options. Grant information and applications are available at the website.

Women's Health (

Extensive listing of healthcare providers across the US who offer free mammograms and pap tests.


Acts, Inc. Emergency Assistance (No website available) Provides assistance with food, clothing, and furniture; emergency financial assistance with rent, and utilities and prescriptions. Serves residents of Eastern Prince William County. 224 South Main Street P.O. Box 74 Dumfries, Virginia 22026 (Prince William county) 703-221-3186

Arlington Community Action Program, Inc. (

Offers food and food vouchers for families in emergency situations. Also offers rental referrals and utilities assistance service. Must be Arlington County residents and must meet income guidelines. 1644 N.McKinley Rd Arlington, Virginia 22205 (Arlington county) 703-241-2040

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network (

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Virginia corporation. It was established in 1981 to help feed hungry people in the community.

Charitable Choices (

Provide free legal assistance to those in northern Virginia who face the loss or deprivation of a basic human need, such as housing, health care, income.

Computers for Families (CFF) (

Computers for Families is a not for profit organization founded to place computer systems with and provide computer information access to individuals who can not afford a computer system. Currently only able to help families in the SW Virginia localities. 540-745-6340

Emergency Assistance in Alexandria, VA (

Emergency Assistance is a crisis intervention program that helps to provide for the physical needs of individuals in distress situations. The goal of the Emergency Assistance Program is to alleviate family emergencies by providing financial assistance, medication, clothing and food. The staff of the program will work with the family and/or the individual until the immediate problem can be resolved. (703) 549-8644


FAMIS is Virginia's program helping working families provide health insurance to their children. FAMIS stands for Family Access to Medical Insurance Security. 1-866-87FAMIS (1-866-873-2647)

Fauquier Free Clinic, Inc. (

The purpose of the Fauquier Free Clinic is to provide primary health care to uninsured individuals and families residing in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties with a special effort to include all children. (540) 347-0394

Food and Friends (

Provides food for people with life-threatening illnesses. (Maryland, DC and Virginia.)

Homeless Shelter (

Provides men, women and children with temporary shelter and provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support. Staff assists the homeless with developing and prioritizing the goals for their return to the community as productive members. (434) 799-3671

Homestretch (

Homestretch assists families in housing crisis to obtain and maintain affordable housing; provides long-term subsidized housing and support services; offers friendship to the discouraged; brings visions of future independence; and alleviates the circumstances that perpetuate homelessness. Tel: 703-237-2035

Lee's Friends (

Offers help and needed emotional and practical support to cancer patients and their families who are facing the crisis of diagnosis and treatment of cancer. All services are free. Serving: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. (757) 625-3115

LINC- Legal Information Network for Cancer (

Serving the Central Virginia community, LINC provides information, education, counseling and referral services for legal assistance to individuals confronted with the overwhelming issues that arise from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic (

Operated by the Fredericksburg Area Regional Health Council, the Clinic provides primary health care to those who are unable to pay for private medical care. Provides a variety of medical and dental services for uninsured residents of Fredericksburg, Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties of Virginia with a household income of less than 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. 540-741-1061

Lorton Community Action Center (http://No web address available)

Provides food, clothing, emergency financial assistance, and information and referral. Referrals from social service agencies preferred. P.O. Box 154 Lorton, Virginia 22199 (Fairfax county) 703-339-5161

New River Community Action (NRCA) (

New River Community Action (NRCA) mission is to promote, through cooperative partnerships, the self-reliance of individuals, families and communities. Assistance is given to meet the emergency needs of those in financial crisis who cannot be helped by another agency or organization. (540) 633-5133

Northern Virginia Family Service (

People should have access to adequate housing, health care, food and clothing. (703) 385-3267

Rhonda A. Gilliam Clothing Bank (

Clothes. Customers may make appointments with the church secretary during the regular church office hours to obtain clothing. Call 703-920-5660 for an appointment. Open for families and individuals to get clothing during the following hours: -- Saturday mornings 9:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia 22204. Phone: 703-920-5660, Fax: 703-920-8474

The Community Association for Rural Transportation (CART) (

The Community Association for Rural Transportation (CART) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1996 to help Rockingham County residents get where they need to go. In addition to County residents, CART also provides transportation to Harrisonburg residents needing services that are not available through Harrisonburg City Transit. (540) 432-ToGo (8646)

Virginia Information And Referral System (

Locate programs and services in Virginia.

Virginia Poverty Law Center, Inc. (VPLC) (

[Virginia] A not-for-profit corporation established in 1978 to provide legal assistance to Virginia's low income residents in civil cases, to provide training to Virginia's legal aid programs, and to assist low income Virginians and legal aid programs with legislative and administrative proposals affecting the poor in Virginia. 804/782-9430

Virginia Social Services (

Programs & services for financial assistance.

NOTE- The inclusion of any name or link on this web site is not an endorsement of the organization or its services. This is simply a list providing access to potential resources that may be of use to you or your family.