• Family Resources

  • RPS is committed to providing specialised support to families during the COVID pandemic. If you need answers (in English or Spanish) about food, technology, translation services, Pre-K registration, etc., give us a call on our family support hotline at 804-780-6195

    The following organizations and hotlines are free community resources that are designed to empower Richmond residents with the tools and services necessary to work through and ultimately overcome disparities related to employment, housing, food, mental and physical health, and more. Please utilize the below information to support you and your families’ needs. 

Help1RVA has a mission to empower communities by connecting individuals to programs that foster wellness and nurture stability. Start finding programs that work for you! Simply use your zip code to find programs or get a personalized list based on a short list of questions.

Community Resource Hubs

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    2-1-1 Virginia

    A 24/7 phone line that is connected to the largest database of health and human services in the State of Virginia. Trained professionals will answer the call, listen and direct the caller to the appropriate resource.

    Help1RVA

    An online database that connects users to free local/community services (available in all languages).

Family Resources

  • Central VA Child Care Resource Center 800-650-2085 Provide child care information as well as services to families and businesses in the Central Virginia area.
    Hunger Hotline 804-521-2500 Collects, prepares, and distributes food to neighbors in need and serves over 34 counties in the Central Virginia region.
    Children’s Mental Health Resource Center 804-828-9897 Assists families and providers in understanding the mental health services available for children and adolescents and connects them to the appropriate information and care. This is NOT a crisis provider. In a time of immediate crisis families are advised to call 911.
    Greater Richmond Regional Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline 804-612-6126 A 24/7 hotline with experienced staff that will listen and assist callers in exploring their options and connecting them to available community resources. If the situation is an immediate emergency, callers are advised to call 911.
    WIC  1-888-942-3663 The WIC Program aims to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
    Emergency Funds and Resource List  360-524-3664 Resources for undocumented individuals who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    Domestic Workers Care Fund  N/A The Care Fund provides emergency assistance for home care workers, nannies and house cleaners to stay home and stay safe during the coronavirus crisis, and to care for themselves and their families.
    Resources for Restaurant Workers  N/A Collecting of information and links to resources that will help restaurants and workers deal most effectively with the COVID-19 Emergency. 
    Holli Fund for Restaurant Workers  N/A Holli Fund supports individuals in the Richmond-area food service industry who are experiencing an economic crisis such as loss of income due to injury, illness, death of an immediate family member, coronavirus restrictions or other emergency.
    Family Crisis Fund 804-646-6464 The fund offers one-time payments of $500 to families who have lost income due to COVID-19. This could include you, if you had to spend extra money on childcare due to school closures, had to stay home from work to take care of children, or lost your job. 
    Boost Education Grant  N/A Boosts are designed to create equitable opportunities for low-income students in high school. Close the Gap will grant one-time Boosts (up to $300 each) for high school students.
    Richmond Mutual Aid  804-404-2346 Richmond Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is offering mini grants up to $125 and supply drop-off.
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