Community Resources

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Child Care

Northern Piedmont Community Foundation – Childcare funding available during COVID-19 outbreak.

Food and Basic Needs
Frederick County and the City of Winchester

Salvation Army – Winchester provides emergency assistance, hunger relief and housing and homeless services. they are located at 300 Fort Collier Road in Winchester, VA 22601. If you would like more information, call them at (540) 662-4777.

Churches

Church of Christ at Mountain View is located at 4661 Middle Road in Winchester, VA 22602. For more information on what assistance they may offer, call (540) 869-2244.

Greenway Spirit and Word is located at 1275 Tasker Road in Stephens City, VA 22655. To find out what services they provide, call (540) 868-9110.

Hayfield Assembly of God (Facebook page) is located at 5118 Northwestern Pike in Gore, VA 22637. For more information about what assistances they offer, please call (540) 877-1443.

Highland Memorial Presbyterian Church (Facebook page) is located at 446 Highland Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601. Contact them at (540) 662-0809 to learn what assistances they offer.

Isaiah 58 Project is located at 437 Highland Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601. For more information, call (540) 665-2335.

Lighthouse Baptist Church is located at 2581 northwestern Pike in Winchester, VA 22603. For information on what assistances they offer, call (540) 662-8873.

St. Paul’s On-The-Hill Episcopal Church offers assistance to the community and is located at 1527 Senseny Road in Winchester, VA 22602. For more information, call (540) 667-8110.

Food Pantries

Celebration Fellowship is located at 16 North Braddock St. in Winchester, VA 22601. For more information about what assistance they may offer, call (540) 662-4473.

Centenary United Church of Christ (Facebook page) is open on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Meals are provided between 9am – 1pm and the Food Pantry is open from 1-2pm on the same days. * Make sure you check by calling the food pantry at (540) 662-9067 to confirm that they still are in operation and the hours as the hours have not changed.

LFCC Food Pantries – Bags of food will be available for pick up at both the Middletown and Fauquier campuses. Any LFCC student in need may pick up food, no proof of income required. If the campus is closed, Campus Police will be able to provide bags as supplies last.

Stephens City United Methodist Church operates a food pantry and is located at 5291 Main Street in Stephens City, VA 22655. The pantry’s hours of operation are on Tuesdays from 12:30-3pm and in the evenings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 6:15-7:30pm. For more information, call (540) 869-2348.

Victory Church has the Olive Branch Food Pantry and is located at 2870 Middle Road in Winchester, VA 22601. For more information about their hours of operation, call (540) 667-9400.

Welltown United Methodist Church has a community food pantry that is open every Thursday night from 5:30-7pm. They are located at 1444 Welltown Road in Clearbrook, VA 22624. For more information, call (540) 665-0433.

Meals

Bonnie Blue of Winchester – Hot meals will be provided to students (K-12 and college/university) for $3, Monday – Friday (11am – 4pm). Bonnie Blue is located at 334 W Boscawen St., Winchester, VA 22601.

Bright Futures Frederick/Winchester – Providing food to students in need in Frederick County and Winchester Public Schools (Source: Bright Futures Frederick/Winchester Facebook

Centenary United Church of Christ (Facebook page) is open on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Meals are provided between 9am – 1pm and the Food Pantry is open from 1-2pm on the same days. * Make sure you check by calling the food pantry at (540) 662-9067 to confirm that they still are in operation and the hours as the hours have not changed.

Frederick County Public Schools – FCPS plans to provide free breakfast and lunch to school-aged children each weekday beginning Friday, March 20. Meals will be available for pickup at James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando high schools, as well as several satellite locations. 

Jubilee Soup Kitchen at First Presbyterian Church is located at 116 South Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601 is providing “To Go” meals at 11:30am on Saturdays. For more information call (540) 662-3824.

Knights of Columbus Soup Kitchen is a food pantry that is located at 519 South Cameron St,. Winchester, VA 22601 and are open on Wednesdays from 4-6pm. * Make sure you check by calling the food pantry at (540) 662-5545 to confirm that they still are in operation and the hours as the hours have not changed.

Winchester Public Schools – Starting March 18th, WPS will host 13 meal distribution sites that will be open from 10am – 12:30pm, Monday through Friday.  Any child 18 years and under can receive a breakfast and lunch meal at no cost to the family.  The child must be present at the meal pickup.

Clarke County

There currently are no meal service available in Clarke County. With all schools now closed, No Kid Hungry Virginia wants to remind Virginia families that they can text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 to find the free food distribution sites that are organized by local school districts and community organizations in their area.

Fauquier County

Fauquier FISH – Open to all Fauquier families in need during the next few weeks. Must be a Fauquier County resident to receive assistance. Bring a photo ID and proof of residency. (Source: Fauquier FISH Facebook

LFCC Food Pantry – Bags of food will be available for pick up at the Middletown and Fauquier campuses. Any LFCC student in need may pick up food, no proof of income required. 

If the campus is closed, Campus Police will be able to provide bags as supplies last.

Page County

Page County Public Schools – In an effort to continue feeding breakfast and lunch meals to all children, Page County Public Schools will be providing delivered meals to homes. All children 18 and under qualify for a free delivered meal (children do not need to be enrolled in Page County Public Schools).

Families will need to complete this form to register for food deliveries. Delivery to the address provided will be begin one business day after completion of the form and will take place Mondays through Fridays until further notice. Delivery times will be announced. Children must be present at the time of delivery.

Rappahannock County

Rappahannock County Public Schools – Bagged lunches for all children under the age of 18 are available for students while school is closed. Meals can be picked up at the School Board Office or delivered to homes. To set up lunch pick-up/delivery, please call or text our Meal Access Hotline at (540) 671-0153. Children must be present at the time of pick-up/delivery.

Shenandoah County
Warren County

Dynamic Life Praise and Worship is located at 1600 John Marshall Highway in Front Royal, VA 22630. For more information about the assistances that they offer, call (540) 636-9595.

Front Royal Church of Christ is located at 140 West 15th Street in Front Royal, VA 22630. For more information about the assistances that they offer, call (540) 635-2613.

Salvation Army – Front Royal provides services that include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children’s programs. They are located at 357 Cloud Street in Front Royal and can be reached by calling (540) 635-4020.

Warren County Public Schools – Student meals will be available at no charge through a drive-through service at E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School beginning Tuesday, March 17.

Health Care

Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) has a flyer available on how Medicaid is handling the situation with COVID-19.

Warrenton Pregnancy Center – The Warrenton Pregnancy Center continues to provide services and material for pregnant women and babies. If you are running out of formula, wipes, diapers, they may be able to help. The center asks that you call ahead. 

Jobs

Career Services

Hiring NOW

7-11 is looking for new team members.

Aldi is hiring in all stores and warehouses.

Amazon is hiring full and part-time fulfillment and delivery positions.

CVS is hiring to fill positions like store associates, delivery drivers, customer service reps and distribution center employees.

Dollar General is planning to hire temporary employees with the chance to become full-time.

Domino’s is hiring team members and delivery drivers.

Lowes is looking for Seasonal Sales Associates.

Martin’s is looking for employees in their distribution centers as well as employees to assist with grocery pick-up services.

Papa John’s (https://ir.papajohns.com/news-releases/news-release-details/papa-johns-hire-20000-new-team-members-immediately),

PepsiCo is looking to hire 6,000 full-time employees nationwide.

Pizza Hut is looking for team members and delivery drivers.

Albertsons Companies, the parent company for Safeway, is hiring delivery drivers, personal shoppers, distribution center employees and call center employees.

Sheetz is hiring and has increased hourly wages by $3 an hour.

The Home Depot is hiring Seasonal Hourly Employees.

Valley Health is hiring for various positions

Walmart – Depending on location, distribution centers will now start between $17 and $18 per hour while fulfillment centers will start between $15 and $19 per hour.

(Source: Winchester Star, March 26, 2020 edition – Matt Welch, [email protected])

Mental Health

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Virginia Chapter has released a tool kit regarding mental health and COVID-19.

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.

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.

Technology

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released an agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.

AT&TAT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families

Comcast Internet Essentials – Two months free service

Data Stream Broadband (Facebook page) has opened “hot spots” at the following locations that will remain active and available for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak. To use this free service, select “DataStream” as the WiFi Provider. Remain in your vehicle and use the internet responsibly.

  • Downtown Warrenton parking lots near the Water Tower on Fourth Street
  • Monroe Park in Goldvein
  • Orlean fire / rescue station
  • Park and Ride at Routes 29 and 605 north of Warrenton
  • Park and Ride on Route 28 in Midland
  • Warrenton Airport Terminal parking lot in Midland off Route 610
  • Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF)

Handley Regional Library System  – Great News —-> Need free WiFi while the library buildings are closed? We’ve moved our access points and increased the WiFi signal strengths if you need FREE internet access!  **Signal strength is best available in the parking lots and around the building exterior of each library location – Bowman Library, Handley Library, and Clarke County Library!

Sprint – Unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

T-Mobile – Unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

Verizon – Waiving late fees for 60 days from March 16, 2020 to May 16, 2020, and will not terminate service to customers impacted by the events involving the Coronavirus. 

Winchester Wireless – Prioritized data caps lifted on NetMagic rate plans (Source: Winchester Wireless Facebook

Xfinity WiFi by Comcast – All Xfinity public hotspots are open to everyone for free. You can look up WiFi hotspot locations by zip code.

Additional Resources

Crisis/Emergency Services

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

Housing / Basic Needs

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – Founded in 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is the largest organization alleviating hunger in Western and Central Virginia. In all, we serve 25 counties and 9 cities on either side of the Blue Ridge through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and Verona.

C-Cap Winchester – C-CAP 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  – C-CAP (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.

Faithworks Inc.– 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. 

Front Royal Presbyterian Church – Ministries include Community Table, that serves meals every Thursday to the needy, Community Youth Fellowship (Ecumenical) and Backpack Buddies, which gives food to take home for school children on Fridays throughout the school year.

Habitat for Humanity – 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.   

House of Hope – Housing, counseling, and other services for men in Warren County

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

Salvation Army – The 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. 

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 Rescue Mission Provides shelter, supportive services, and advocacy to men and women. 

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.

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous of Virginia

Narcotics Anonymous

Northwestern Community Services – Amherst Clinic

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

Mental Health/Counseling

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.

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.

Phone: 540-825-3100

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.

Health Care

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.

Family Services

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:

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.

Virginia Easy Access – Secure and confidential connection to community resources for older adults, individuals with disabilities, Veterans, families, and the providers that support them.

Legal Assistance

State of Virginia court system

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

Virginia Employment Commission

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.

LFCC Resources
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