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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.

It's back-to-school season, check out this helpful toolkit "The Busy Family's Guide to School" (español) for quick tips, how-tos, and guidance for every age and grade level!

2-1-1 Virginia

2-1-1 Virginia is a free service that can help you find the local resources you need. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Talking about Tough Topics

RPS has compiled several resources that families can use to help process tough topics. 

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Technology Support & Resources

Do you need technology assistance? Visit the Technology Support & Resources page for help with student computers & software, Google Classroom, Clever support, ASPEN and the Affordable Connectivity Program, or contact the RPS Help Desk.

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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!

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Additional Resources

Many of us have been combatting economic crises, supporting mental health, and providing childcare. Here is a bundle of resources to assist with these and more.

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Additional Community Resources

The Busy Family’s Guide to School N/A

One-stop online educational home for families, age-by-age, grade-by-grade guidance on critical education milestones, how-to articles, practical tips, etc.


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.




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



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



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



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.

Mechanics of Faith (804) 277-3205

Nonprofit organization offering free or low cost repairs for individuals and families who are referred to them by agencies such as DSS and RPS. To qualify, you must be able to provide: 

  • Proof of SNAP/Medical Benefits
  • Current Driver's License
  • Vehicle Registration Card