Struggling to make ends meet? Single Stop can help!
Single Stop connects students to local community and government resources for help with food, healthcare, housing, transportation, utility bill payments, or other needs. Completing a short online screening tool shows if you qualify for public benefits, and Single Stop staff can provide referrals to local organizations for additional assistance.
Due to the pandemic, the requirements to qualify for assistance have been relaxed in order to help more people. For example, more college students are now eligible to get help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This program provides monthly benefits to eligible families and individuals to help them buy food using an EBT card which works just like a credit or debit card. These funds can be used to buy groceries at stores, farmers markets, and even on Amazon!
Click here to access the Single Stop benefits screener, then click the green ‘Let’s Get Started!’ button. It only takes a few minutes, and it will automatically calculate your eligibility based on the information you enter. If you have questions or need assistance, contact us at [email protected] or call 540-351-1512.
If you’re feeling alone and struggling or are in crisis, please contact The Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 or call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.
Search Virginia 211 or dial 2-1-1 TOLL FREE to find community services and programs in your area.
Concern Hotline established in 1968, is a volunteer-operated hotline providing crisis intervention, suicide prevention and information and referral services, to anyone in need, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. The hotline services Lord Fairfax Planning District 7 (LFPD7). The hotline also contracts with Northwestern Community Services Board (NWCSB) to provide 24-hour crisis care intervention.
- Clarke County: (540) 667-0145
- Frederick County: (540) 667-0145
- Page County: (540) 743-3733
- Shenandoah County: (540) 459-4742
- Warren County: (540) 635-4357
- Winchester: (540) 667-0145
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
LGBTQIA Support Lines – These toll-free lines are staffed by either trained LGBTQIA youth or adults, or by trained youth or adults that are LGBTQ friendly. (Last updated: 1/9/2020)
- Trevor Project
- “The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25”
- Text, Instant Messaging also available
- Number: (866)-488-7386
- LGBT National Youth Hotline (ages 23 and under)
- Free and Confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 25 and younger.
- Mondays to Fridays from 1 pm – 9 pm PST
- Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm PST
- Number: 800-246-7743
- LGBT National Hotline
- The LGBT National Hotline is for all ages.
We provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.
- Monday thru Friday from 1PM to 9PM PST
- Saturday from 9am to 2pm PST
- Number: 888-843-4564
- The LGBT National Hotline is for all ages.
LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Hotline 1-866-356-6998 Text: 804-793-9999
Provides a free and confidential telephone service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer or questioning callers looking for information or help regarding intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and stalking.
American Red Cross The Top of Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization, supported by committed staff members, that provides relief to disaster victims and helps people to prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies. Provides aid to military families, blood services, disaster relief, and health and safety instruction. (540) 662-5412
Domestic Violence Resource Specialist, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office (540) 422-8656
Fauquier County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Program – 24-hour hotline: (540) 422-8460
The Laurel Center Provides services to domestic and sexual violence survivors in the City of Winchester, Frederick County and Clarke County and to sexual violence survivors in Warren County. 24-Hour Hotline: (540) 667-6466
PATH Community Link is a free, confidential call center service that connects community members in need with area organizations and services. Community Link was added as part of the PATH Resource Center, which also houses the PATH Volunteer Hub and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.
Contact PATH Community Link for information on over 900 local and national resources for transportation, food, access to health, housing, financial assistance, daycare and more. Serving English and Spanish-speaking callers, PATH Community Link can be reached Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
People Helping People provides emergency financial assistance to families and individuals in Fauquier County, VA.
Phoenix Project Located in Front Royal, The Phoenix Project offers domestic violence services for victims and survivors and educational opportunities for the public. 24-Hour Hotline: (540) 635-2300.
Response, Inc. Response Inc. is a Shenandoah County community organization dedicated to preventing and helping people overcome the problems of sexual and domestic violence and other forms of abuse through outreach, advocacy, education and supportive services. 24-Hour Hotline (540) 459-5161
SAFE Inc. Provides services to Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock VA. The hotline is for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who need someone safe to talk to or need immediate help. Family members and friends may call also to seek information to help as well as receive services to help cope during or after the situation as well. The hotline number is (800) 825-8876.
Valley Assistance Network A United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley program dedicated to helping families navigate community resources and create a path to financial stability.
Veteran Crisis Line (800) 273-8255 (press 1)
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance Free. Confidential. 24 hours a day. 1-800-838-8238 Text: 804-793-9999
If someone has hurt you in the past or is hurting you now, members of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance are there to listen and to help. You can also call or text the numbers above if you are a friend, family member, or professional wondering how to help someone, or just want to know more about sexual assault, stalking, controlling behavior, or intimate partner violence.
Housing and Food Assistance / Basic Needs
Community Touch, Inc., Bealeton, VA – Clara’s House Food Pantry, Victory Transitional Housing, Noah’s Ark –
Faithworks Inc. is a Community Housing Development Organization that provides financial assistance to help meet critical needs in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. The non-profit, faith-based organization has the following programs – Tenant Based Rental Assistance, Emergency Food and Shelter, Pay It Forward.
Fauquier Family Shelter – Emergency Shelter and Vint Hill Transitional Housing
House of Hope provides housing, counseling, and other services for men in Warren County.
Salvation Army offers a variety of housing and homeless services including group homes, emergency shelters and transitional living centers. The organization’s family service programs also help families with emergency food, housing and utility assistance. Free food, toilet paper, sanitizer – no appointment needed.
Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter provides a variety of rental assistance. To determine if you or your household qualifies for housing assistance, you must first contact Centralized Housing Intake at (540) 271-1701. You will be required to leave a message with your name, number, and brief description of your housing crisis and a trained intake counselor will contact you and complete an assessment.
Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) provides safe, temporary, overnight cold weather shelter for homeless adult guests at host sites in Winchester and Frederick and Clarke Counties.
Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity(Winchester-Frederick-Clarke County) is a Christian ministry that mobilizes community resources and trusted partners to enhance people’s lives by building and renovating homes.
C-Cap Winchester maintains a food pantry, operates a clothing center with all sizes, and offers assistance in other areas such as rents, utilities and prescription drugs.
C-Cap Front Royal (The Congregational-Community Action Project) is a volunteer-operated, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation that provides emergency food, clothing and limited financial aid to local families in need serving the Front Royal – Warren County, Virginia area.
Community Touch, Inc., Bealeton, VA – Clara’s House Food Pantry, Victory Transitional Housing, Noah’s Ark
People Incorporated of VA provides opportunities for economically disadvantaged people to reach their goals in order to enhance their lives, their families, and their communities. Provides Project Discovery (college preparation and site visits), low-income multi-family housing, financial literacy classes, and consumer loans to area residents. (540) 459-9096
Winchester Rescue Mission provides shelter, supportive services, and advocacy to men and women.
Substance Use Disorders Program Information: Confidential Warmline (833) 626-1490
Confidential 24 hr peer to peer service for individuals, family members, or those who would like someone to talk to about their journey. Peers provide personal experiences of wellness, recovery, and hope. Peers are not licensed professionals and it is not a crisis hotline.
Start Your Recovery – Online recovery tool that helps students take steps toward a more healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol
SoberNation – Online drug and alcohol recovery resource
Multiple apps are available to download to help manage stress. Some of the apps our staff like are Aura, Calm, Headspace, Insight Timer, and The Mindfulness App. For more information on ways to reduce anxiety related to coronavirus: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/coronavirus-anxiety.htm.
Coping vs. Resilience – healthy skill in successfully handling stress.
Northwestern Community Services Board Northwestern Community Services offers services for children and adults affected by emotional/behavioral disorders, mental illness, substance use, and intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). NWCS also provides 24-hour emergency evaluation, short-term treatment and hospital referral to individuals having mental health, emotional, substance use, or behavioral crises that pose a safety risk to themselves or others. Service City of Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren.
- Page County Clinic: 540-743-4548
- Shenandoah County Clinic: 540-459-5180
- Warren County Clinic: 540-636-2931
- Winchester Area Clinic: 540-667-8888
Please review the NWCS flyer for more information about the changes in their daily operations because of COVID-19.
Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board Provides Behavioral Health Services to Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties.
Youth for Tomorrow: Warrenton Behavioral Health – YFT offers a variety of outpatient mental health counseling services for children (ages five and up), adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Services include:
- Mental Health Assessments and Evaluations
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Information and Referral
Call 703-659-9900 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Abba Care – A non-profit organization that has served women in the Winchester area since 1988. Completely supported by donations from individuals, churches and organizations. There is no charge for any of their services.
AIDS Response Effort – Services and advocacy for victims of AIDS/HIV in Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah, Page, and the City of Winchester
Blue Ridge Hospice – A Virginia-licensed, Medicare and Medicaid-certified, nonprofit healthcare organization serving the city of Winchester and counties of Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Loudoun, Fauquier, Rappahannock, and beyond. Blue Ridge Hospice physicians and interdisciplinary teams of nurses, certified nursing assistants, chaplains, social workers, music therapists and bereavement counselors help patients and families prepare for, understand, and make informed decisions at the end of life and throughout the grieving process.
Brain Injury Association of Virginia – Offers a variety services on brain injury related topics including linkage to state and local resources, public awareness outreach, educational programs to community groups and professionals, linkage to brain injury support groups, and public policy leadership. Also offers Camp Bruce McCoy for adults with brain injury. (540 525-4516)
Cover Virginia – This website provides information about Virginia’s Medicaid and FAMIS programs. Use the website’s screening tool to see if you are eligible.
Faith in Action – Free transportation to health care appointments (540) 536-1006. Serves Winchester, Frederick County, Warren County, Clarke County & Northern Shenandoah County.
Fauquier Free Clinic – The Fauquier Free Clinic provides medical, dental, and mental health care to eligible residents in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties.
Our Health, Inc. – Our Health is a non-profit community resource, affiliated with Valley Health, which supports community agencies in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance – Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Call 1-888-4ppa-now (1-888-477-2669) TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE.
Shenandoah Community Health Clinic – The Shenandoah Community Health Clinic, which is also known as the Shenandoah Free Clinic and the Shenandoah Dental Clinic, serves county residents who are uninsured or under-insured. Both the medical and dental clinics are located in Woodstock.
Sinclair Health Clinic – The Sinclair Health Clinic (formerly the Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley) has been providing medical care to the uninsured and low-income families in Winchester City, Frederick and Clarke Counties since 1986.
St. Luke Community Clinic – St. Luke Community Clinic is a nonprofit, community-based organization of volunteers and staff committed to providing access to quality health care services to low income, uninsured residents of Front Royal and Warren County. The clinic is a free clinic providing chronic and acute care.
The Virginia Health Care Foundation – Dedicated to helping uninsured Virginians and those in under-served communities get the primary medical care, dental services, mental health care, children’s health insurance and prescription medications they need.
Virginia Department of Social Services – This link to CommonHelp will allow you to:
- Screen for eligibility for social services benefits & services
- Apply for these benefits & services (including renewals)
- Check the status of their benefits
- Report changes to their status
- Access help 24/7
Local DSS contacts:
- Clarke County
- Fauquier County
- Frederick County
- Page County: 540-778-1053
- Rappahannock County: 540-675-3313
- Shenandoah County
- Warren County
Child Safe Center Promotes a child focused approach to investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse by providing a safe, child-friendly facility, a Multidisciplinary Team response to abuse allegations and professional support, education and advocacy services.
Healthy Families of Northern Shenandoah Valley – Provides education and support for all families to promote healthy births and ensure children can reach school age emotionally and physically healthy in Frederick County, Clarke County, Warren County and the City of Winchester, Virginia.
Love and Logic Course – For teachers, parents, caregivers, and childcare providers. Course begins October 13th and runs through October 29th.
Virginia Easy Access – Secure and confidential connection to community resources for older adults, individuals with disabilities, Veterans, families, and the providers that support them.
Blue Ridge Legal Services – Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. (BRLS) is a nonprofit charitable law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matters of critical importance to low-income residents of the Shenandoah Valley and Roanoke Valley.
Education / Employment
Child Care Aware of Virginia – Serves families, child care professionals and communities to increase the accessibility, availability, and quality of child care in Virginia.
Literacy Volunteers of Winchester Area – Our vision remains to equip adult students with the essential skills to navigate through a complex world of instructions and information while building literacy and computer proficiency.