Community - CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation Volunteers
Help make no sew blankets. Pick up pre-cut material from the Department of Community Resources Office to make no sew blankets. Blankets are donated to family members while their child is hospitalized. For more information email [email protected] Community - Resurrection Ministries- Home Repair Volunteers
Community: Hanover Senior Rides - Volunteer Driver
This program provides limited transportation to residents over 60 or persons with disabilities who do not have the resources to obtain their own transportation to doctors or other daily activities such as grocery shopping. Volunteer drivers are well screened and trained. They may select the schedules (individual rides) that they drive. Volunteers use their own vehicles but insurance coverage is provided. To volunteer to transport residents of Mechanicsville Area call 804-357-9360; to volunteer to transport in Ashland/Central and Hanover Courthouse areas call 804-543-6115.
Skilled labor continues to be a need for the Home Repair Ministry. Home repair projects are conducted at various locations in Hanover county...and BEYOND.
Learn more and express interest at www.RDRServe.comCommunity- All Souls Community Garden Volunteers
Help put the "Community" in the Garden!
The All-Souls Community Garden depends on the good hearts of volunteers to plant and harvest the vegetables. The Garden is located on Atlee Rd. in Mechanicsville. Items are shared with MCEF and other Mechanicsville food banks. Church and community groups as well as individuals are needed. Students in middle and high school, and even college ages are especially welcomed. Garden lessons are available for younger children. Jobs include planting and picking produce, tilling, pulling weeds, washing and weighing produce, and delivery to food banks.
To schedule a time to volunteer, contact Lee Hanchey at[email protected]
or by phone 804- 514-3020.
Hanover DASH Transportation- Co-pay Returns
On July 1st, after over 1 year of waiving the co-pay of $6.00 one way fee, Hanover DASH will be reinstating the fee. The continued growth of the program, along with the lessening of COVID restrictions and rising transportation costs, were factors in this decision. Hanover DASH and Hanover County are committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of this important service to our community and appreciates the willingness of riders to support the service in this way.
This specialized transportation is available to persons 60 and older and persons with short term or long term disabilities. The service is offered by Hanover County with funding provided by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. To learn more visit www.HanoverDASH.org or call 804-365-DASH (3274).
Department of Social Services Cooling Assistance
Cooling assistance provides purchase or repair of cooling equipment and/or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment. To be eligible, a household must contain at least one vulnerable individual who is age 60 or over, is living with a disability, or is under age 6. Applications are accepted online, through the Enterprise Customer Service Center, and at local departments of social services from June 15 through August 16. Assistance is based on the availability of funds. Form details on eligibility or to apply visit https://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/ea/ or call 804-365-4100.
Free A/C Window Unit or Box Fan for Eligible Seniors
Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging is offering their 2021 Senior Cool Care Program. This program is sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power. Eligibility is required to receive a free box fan or A/C window unit. Must be 60 years of age or older, additional cooling is needed in the home, and household include must be less than $1,788 for 1 person or less than $2,418 for two. For more information call 804-343-3005.
Senior Connections Benefit Enrollment Center
This program is available to persons receiving Medicare and designed to assist with application processes for benefits such as SNAP; Cooling Assistance and others. Call 343-3000 learn more.
Kenwood United Methodist Church Offers Food Pantry
Kenwood United Methodist Church (11208 Elmont Road)
announces food pantry , available to those in need. The program accepts calls for food requests on Thursdays between 10:30 and 12:30 for individuals/families to provide needed information for food bags . Pick up is on Saturdays from 9:00 to 12:00. For more information and to make requests, call (804) 798-7444 .
Hanover Habitat Home Repair Program
Hanover Habitat is accepting applications for repair work for homes that need to address health and safety issues or code violations. Due to COVID, they are only able to do exterior repairs at this time. Targeted areas include homeowners within zip codes of 23111 and 23116.For more information or to apply visit their website
Two Housing Call Lines Available to Assist You
Reminder, there are now two helpful resources within the region to help persons with housing related questions or with eminent risk of homelessness (within 3 days):
- Homeless Connection Line (804-972-0813) is a specific call line staffed by Homeward and partners from several other agencies to help connect resources for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with 3 days. available evenings and weekends ( Mon-Fri 8 am to 9pm; Sat & Sun 1pm to 9pm). For more info visit Homeward - Get Help - Homeless Connection Line (HCL) (homewardva.org)
- Housing Resource Line (804-422-5061) which is a broader referral source for various housing/rental/homeowner questions. See details at Housing Hotline – PHA (pharva.com)
Hanover Safe Place Teen Program Launches Upstanding Youth: Advocates for a Healthy Hanover
is a new teen leadership program designed to prevent teen dating violence and sexual assault by empowering teens and giving them the skills to create lasting change in their communities. Teens will learn about important social issues affecting their communities. They will then acquire facilitation skills to become leaders by developing a project to address one of these issues. This year-long program seeks to promote healthy relationships for all youth in Hanover. This program is free to join and is open to high school aged teens living in Hanover. Deadline to apply is September 1st.
The application for the program is here
. There are also information sessions being offered for teens and their caregivers this summer. If you have questions about the program or application, please contact Elena Brooks-Perkins, Director of Community Engagement, at [email protected]
YMCA offers Health Navigator Service with "Aunt Bertha/Finding Help" Technology
Teresa Lopez de Ocanas is a Health Navigator for the YMCA who is available to help connect community members with local services. She has bilingual skills. You can submit the request for assistance via this link: https://ymcarichmond.auntbertha.com/ymca-of-greater-richmond-----social-needs-navigation-/5457839967174656#connect-box-
July is Hanover Tomato Month
Be part of the Hanover Tomato celebration during the entire month of July! The events will be held across Hanover County, virtual and in person. These events will have limited attendance, handled through pre-registration, with a variety of activities planned for all ages. To learn all about it and to purchase your own Hanover Tomato "Swag" visit https://www.hanovercounty.gov/1023/Event-Information
Virginia Dept of Health/Vaccinate Virginia Town Hall "Asks the Experts"
Tune into Channel 8 on June 24th at 7pm for "You Ask, The Experts Answer" . A panel of local medical professionals will respond to questions regarding COVID-19 and how to stay safe this summer. Juan Conde, ABC 8 Anchor will host. The program will be carried on various media sources. Family Lifeline --Bilingual Parent Educator
For details visit: Vaccinate Virginia Town Hall, June 24 at 7PM – Virginia Department of Health
Family Lifeline is hiring for a Bilingual Parent Educator to serve the Hanover County area. High school diploma or equivalent (required); Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Early Childhood, Family Studies or a related field (preferred).Knowledge of factors that promote optimal parent-child interaction; infant, toddler, and child development; and effective parenting skills preferred. Parent Educators provide in home visitation services. In partnership with the family, establishes individualized, short and long-term goals that are measurable and based on the family’s strengths. Develops and implements activities that are designed to teach parents skills and abilities in the areas of early childhood growth, development, and appropriate health outcomes. Knowledge of Hanover County preferred. Local office space in Ashland is provided by Hanover County Please contact Anna Hardin for more information on how to apply [email protected]
or learn more about our organization at www.familylifeline.org
Stay Connected, and Best Wishes for the Future!