Hanover DASH Countywide Specialized Transportation Program Reduces Rates for Riders and Expands Hours of Operation!
Hanover County is happy to announce that the copay cost to riders who make reservations for the Hanover DASH specialized transportation program has been reduced from $6 to $5 per ride and hours of operation have been expanded to seven days a week, effective October 1, 2023.
Hanover DASH provides personalized transportation to medical appointments, grocery stores, errands, employment, and formal social programs for those aged 65 and up and persons with a disability.
The new hours of operation are 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday - Sunday. Destinations can be anywhere in Hanover County or within seven miles of the county boundary, and you can also receive rides to medical facilities beyond the 7-mile buffer, such as the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center and the medical offices at Stony Point.
To apply to be a Hanover DASH rider, you only need to fill out a short registration form with documentation to confirm Hanover County residency and proof of age (65 or over) or disability (short- or long- term). Rides are offered in collaboration with UZURV, an adaptive transportation network company.
If you have any questions, please contact Hanover DASH at 804-365- 3274 or visit www.HanoverDASH.org
Communication Workshop for Community Providers and First Responders –
Hanover County Schools' Inclusive Technology Team, which provides assistance in technology training and support for school staff, is having a workshop for first responders, community agencies and volunteers, healthcare staff and preschool providers. This will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Atlee Branch Public Library.
This workshop will provide tips for communicating with non-speaking children or adults, and the tools used to communicate with them. Participants will be able to explore low-tech core boards, as well as AAC (Augmentative & Alternative Communication) devices and IPads for communication. Since HCPS seeks to include all students in every aspect of the community to the maximum extent possible, it is important that we share the purpose, function, and utilization of these tools so that community providers and first responders can, in turn, support the students who use AAC to communicate. For more information, call 804-365-4596 or visit [email protected].
2024 Hanover Master Gardeners Course
For those interested in learning more about becoming a Master Gardener, an Open House will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Hanover Extension Office, 13015 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland.
The deadline for applications for the 2024 session is Friday, Oct. 20. The course will be held from Jan. 10-March 29, 2024, on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The course includes 60 hours of in-class lectures and an additional 50 hours of volunteer work. Classes will be held at 7090 Covenant Woods Drive, Mechanicsville. The cost for the course is $250, for an electronic copy of the Gardener Handbook or $300 for both an electronic and paper copy of the handbook. These will be payable after your acceptance. If COVID restrictions are reinstated, classes will be conducted virtually. For more information, visit https://hanover.ext.vt.edu/get-involved.html or https://hanovermastergardeners.org. An online application is available at: http://bttr.im/vr478.
High School Transitions Research
High School Transitions is a program being developed at the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia to help high school seniors transition to the next phase of life. Whether a student feels scared, or excited, about life after high school, this program aims to help them navigate challenges while enhancing their mental well-being. Recent or current high school students (ages 18+), high school counselors or administrators, college counselors or advisors, and workforce HR professionals are invited to participate, or help disseminate, a survey. The results have the potential to shape how we support youth as they move on to college or the workforce. Your feedback will help identify the challenges that students are facing, what is currently being done to help them address those challenges, and how we can do better in the future. All responses and data collected by this survey will remain confidential and anonymous. Taking the survey is easy and can be taken via desktop or mobile device in less than 10 minutes.
To participate, go to: https://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWZcuCQE5TMjzRs. If you would like to participate further by participating in a focus group or 1:1 interview, fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/pymSgKhr19mhqh8c6. If you have questions, email [email protected] or [email protected].
Chickahominy Health District offers Naloxone Training and Education
Naloxone is life-saving prescription medicine that can save a life in cases of opioid overdose. It is an essential item to have in home first-aid kits. Walk-up naloxone nasal spray and training is available at the Hanover Health Department (12312 Washington HWY, Ashland, VA 23005) on Mondays, 1-3 p.m. and Thursdays 8:30-11:30 a.m. You can learn in 15-30 minutes how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency, and receive free naloxone nasal spray. No appointment needed!
For questions or more information, call the Chickahominy Health District at 804-365-3240 or email [email protected].
Hanover Access News is now “Here in Hanover”
Hanover County has relaunched and revamped their weekly newsletter. With “Here in Hanover,” residents can find videos, news and events about Hanover County. The county wants to highlight employees going above and beyond, as well as neighbors and organizations who are doing amazing things in the community. Contributions to the newsletter are encouraged. Send your shared stories to [email protected].
To receive the “Here in Hanover” weekly newsletter, sign up here. Current subscribers do not need to do anything to receive the new newsletter.
Virginia Department of Health Launches Healthy Heart Ambassador Program
The Healthy Heart Ambassador Program teaches participants the proper way to measure their blood pressure. This program is free for eligible participants, who will receive blood pressure monitoring cards, additional health resources and a blood pressure monitor, if needed.
The four-month program includes eight 10-minute, one-on-one consultations with a coach, either in person or virtual, and four monthly nutrition education sessions.
To be eligible for the program, you must:
- Be a resident or community member of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover or New Kent.
- Be at least 18 years of age or older.
- Be diagnosed with high blood pressure and/or be on anti-hypertensive (blood pressure) medication.
- Have not experienced a cardiac event within the last 12 months.
- Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrythmias (irregular heartbeat).
- Not have or not be at risk for lymphedema (fluid buildup in the lymphatic system).
For more information, contact the Chickahominy Health District Reach Line at 804-365-3240 or [email protected].
White House Announces a new addition to the National 988 Crisis Hotline.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on September 8, 2023 the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s addition of nationwide American Sign Language (ASL) services for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, as part of ongoing efforts to expand accessibility to behavioral health care for underserved communities.
To connect directly to a trained 988 Lifeline counselor in ASL, callers who are Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened can click the "ASL Now" button on 988lifeline.org and follow the prompts. Direct dialing to 988 from a videophone will be available in the coming weeks, and in the meantime, ASL callers can call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) from their videophone to reach ASL services.
More information about the ASL service is available online.
Studies have shown that after speaking with a trained crisis counselor, most callers are significantly more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed, and more hopeful.
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org
Individuals who speak Spanish can connect directly to Spanish-speaking crisis counselors by calling 988 and pressing option 2, texting “AYUDA” to 988, or chatting online at 988lineadevida.org or 988lifeline.org.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) youth and young adults under the age of 25 who want to connect with a counselor specifically focused on meeting their needs can call 988 and select option 3, text “Y” to 988 or access the service via chat.
The 988 Lifeline uses Language Line Solutions to provide translation services in more than 240 additional languages.
Messiah Lutheran Church will hold a community festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 8154 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville. Come learn more about how your community serves you and how you can serve your community. Participants include Hanover County’s Community Services Board, Parks and Recreation, Sheriff’s Department, Community Resources, DASH Program, Youth Service Council, Human Society and Adult Center. Others include Gentiva Hospice, Pamunkey Library, Hanover and King William Habitat for Humanity, Hanover Safe Place, MCEF, Redeem Catholic Church, The Virginia Department of Health, the VA Hospital, and more!
Enjoy a Bounce House, Corn Hole, Face Painting, Sam’s Hot Dogs, Hanover and Mechanicsville High School Orchestras and The Windbags. Event held rain or shine!
For more information, call 804-746-7134.
Circles Ashland launches Fall Recruitment for Leaders and Allies
Circles Ashland is dedicated to empowering individuals and families facing socio-economic struggles. The fall recruitment for Leaders and Allies is now open. By becoming a Leader or an Ally, you can play a vital role in creating a more inclusive and prosperous community.
As a Leader, you will receive comprehensive training and mentorship to guide and inspire families on their journey towards self-sufficiency. As an Ally, you give your time, skills and networks to help support families working toward economic stability.
For more information, visit the Circles Ashland Website or contact Circles Ashland at [email protected] or 804-551-3298.
SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY
Are you looking to get involved? Here are some ways you can give back to your community, support local organizations and get community service hours!
Ongoing Service Opportunities
The Arc of Hanover Thrift Store is an organization that advocates for the rights and full participation of children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. They need volunteers to work in the store doing cashiering, cleaning and pricing items, replenishing shelves and receiving donations. Store hours are Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers are needed to work split shifts or full days, particularly on Saturday. For more information, contact 804-798-2400 or [email protected].
CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation is an organization that helps families of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers are needed to make meals for these families on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month. For more information, visit CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation - Home (cjstuf.org) and CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation: CJ's Sandwich Making Crew (signupgenius.com).
Hanover Christian Firewood Ministry is an organization that provides wood to more than 35 families who rely on firewood as their primary source of heat. They split and deliver wood every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon or 9 a.m.-1 p.m., depending on the time of year. For more information, contact Carl Heckel at 804-559-8824.
Hanover and King William Habitat for Humanity Faith Build is a partnership with local faith-based organizations and businesses. Local churches and friends of the faith community gather to help build and fund a home for a local family. For more information, visit Faith Build - Hanover & King William Habitat for Humanity (hkwhabitat.org) or email Amanda Gunter at [email protected].
Hanover Senior Rides is seeking ride coordinators and volunteer drivers for their program that provides free rides to those who can no longer drive, including seniors and people with disabilities. Volunteers use their own vehicles to take people to medical appointments, grocery shopping and for personal business. Volunteers are paid 50 cents per mile as reimbursement for gas. Hanover Senior Rides is operated in Mechanicsville by the Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF) and in Ashland by the Ashland Christian Emergency Services (ACES). For more information, contact MCEF at 804-357-9360 or ACES at 804-543-6115 or visit https://4mcef.com and https://aceshanover.org/services.
YMCA Feedmore Food Pantry is seeking volunteers to help with food distribution on the first Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon. Distribution takes place in the Ashland Junction shopping center (located at 123 Junction Drive, Ashland, VA 23005). For more information, contact Bri Kropinack at [email protected].
Databases for Finding Upcoming Service Events in Your Community
HandsOn Greater Richmond (handsonrva.org)
Other Ways You Can Get Involved
Inquire about volunteer opportunities at your local nursing home!
Reach out to your local food pantry and ask if they are in need of any specific food items or volunteers!
If you are part of a local organization and would like to share your service events in an upcoming Community Resources E-Newsletter, email [email protected].
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Our team at Hanover Community Resources is here to assist you or your clients in finding available resources. We are located in the Human Services Complex on Route 1 at 12310 Washington Highway, Ashland VA 23005, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 804-365-4300 or email [email protected].
Emergency Housing Options
- EmpowerNet Hotline (for a referral to Hanover Safe Place emergency shelter) - Call 804-612-6126.
- Eligibility for emergency shelter: survivor of intimate partner violence, experiencing homelessness because of the IPV.
- HSP Shelter is a temporary solution to help survivors identify permanent/temporary housing options. Case management centered.
- Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle Campground (for stays for up to a week depending on space availability) - Call 804-798-7756 or visit https://www.calvarycampground.org/food-lodging
- Provides dormitory style accommodations at no cost. Due to a Health Department requirement that linens be on all occupied beds, bring your own linens and towels. If you are unable to bring your own linens, you will be required to rent linens at $15 per set. A $2 key deposit is required and will be refunded when the key is turned in at check out. (Registration is required.)
- Offers two full meals per day at no charge (Breakfast and Lunch). The cafeteria staff provides well-balanced meals served in the dining room. Breakfast is served from 7-7:45 a.m. and lunch is served from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The snack bar is stocked with burgers, chips, sodas, ice cream and candies.
- Call the registration office at 804-798-7756, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., if you need sleeping accommodations. Or send an email to [email protected] with the following information: Full name(s), date of arrival, date of departure (seven days max), household size, minors (under 18) name & age/DOB, phone number.
- Crisis Stabilization Services: Mental health stability is prioritized over other aspects of life (such as housing). They believe that if people are in crisis, they are unable to participate in case management successfully and solve the circumstances that contributed to the crisis. Therefore, they may be able to help those people secure hotel rooms for the times they are served for their mental health crisis. Once that need is addressed, hotel rooms are not available.
- They may be able to book a hotel room and pay through Medicaid benefits. Must have Medicaid benefits to qualify. Medicaid does limit the amount of hotel support they offer.
- Clients must be in a mental health crisis. People who are unhoused can identify their crisis as this. Client must be experiencing below symptoms to qualify for services. Contact:
Guided Paths - 804-510-4521
Second Chances - Hopewell 804-733-1180 or Petersburg 804-732-1737
Family Guidance of VA - 804-447-3403
Soaring for Change - (804) 222 – 8294
Comprehensive Counseling Solutions - 804-621-4249
Foundations for Care - 804-668-5480
4. Moments of Hope Outreach – 804-913-9118 Conducts outreach to homeless camps and panhandlers each week. Provides tents, sleeping bags and guidance on building camps for the newly homeless. Conducts wellness checks on our chronically homeless neighbors and provides vital supplies. Conducts brief emergency motel stays for those suddenly experiencing homelessness and the chronically homeless at risk during dangerous weather (temperatures below 40° or above 95°). Provides monthly two-night dignity motel stays for those who have not bathed in weeks. Host's “Room in the Inn” each year at Christmas to provide two nights in a motel, meals, gifts and more for every unsheltered neighbor we can shelter, because no one should spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Night outside.
Hanover County Food Pantry Calendar
Hanover County has a network of more than 18 non-profit food pantries that provide food to individuals and families in need across the county. Members of Hanover County food pantries meet monthly to address ways to combat food insecurity through collaboration while creating a pathway to enhance food independence for people they serve. To learn more about Hanover food pantries or to access their services, view the Hanover Food Pantry Service Day Calendar and Information Sheet on the Community Resources webpage. For more information, contact the Department of Community Resources at 804-365-4300 or [email protected]
EnergyShare - Heating and Cooling
EnergyShare is a crisis program of last resort that helps those who qualify to pay for their energy bills for any type of heating (wood, oil, natural gas, propane, kerosene, electric) or cooling. EnergyShare is not income-based, so any customer in crisis is eligible to apply. Applications are accepted year-round if funding is available. Customer applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility. If approved, the benefit is paid directly to the customer’s energy provider. Individuals 60 and older may be assisted twice up to the $600 maximum benefit. If the full benefit is used during the initial request, clients are not eligible again until the next season. Military veterans and those individuals living with disabilities may qualify for up to $500 maximum benefit each year.
Hanover and King William Habitat for Humanity’s Critical Repair Program
Habitat for Humanity envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live – that includes a home that is accessible, dry, safe and energy efficient. Its Critical Repair Program is currently taking applications for Hanover and King William residents. This program offers reduced-cost repairs to address safety issues and code violations. To learn more, visit https://hkwhabitat.org/critical-repairs or contact Kimberly Bell at 804-569-6108, x105.
Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program
Customers of Hanover County’s Department of Public Utilities can apply online for assistance from Virginia’s Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). This federal-funded program provides temporary assistance to low-income households for their water and wastewater bills. To be eligible for LIHWAP, households must have a past-due water or wastewater balance and a household income below the LIHWAP guidelines based on household size. Priority will be given to households whose water or wastewater has been disconnected or is at a risk of being disconnected.
For more information or to apply online, go to https://virginialihwap.com/lihwap or call Promise at 1-888-373-9908.
Project: HOMES Home Repair Services
Project: HOMES helps to address home health and safety concerns for families who would otherwise not be able to address them on their own. The modifications they provide not only improve the health and safety for these families, but also increase the affordability of remaining in their homes. For more information, visit https://www.projecthomes.org/health-and-safety.
Thrive Virginia Crisis Assistance
Thrive Virginia is an organization that seeks to empower individuals and families to become self-sufficient, live with dignity and achieve optimum health. They offer utility assistance with limited available funding. Individuals and families are eligible for emergency financial assistance if they have met the income guidelines for the past 30 days. The guidelines are located at https://www.thriveva.org/emergency-financial-assistance. For more information, call 804-966-8770 or email [email protected].
Weatherization Assistance Program
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development administers the Weatherization Assistance Program, WAP. WAP reduces household energy use through the installation of cost-effective energy savings measures, which also improve resident health and safety. Common measures including sealing air leaks, adding insulation, and repairing heating and cooling systems. DHCD works with a network of nonprofit organizations around the state, who directly implement the program. More information is available at https://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/wx.
Parent and Youth Resources
Hanover County Safety: Back to School Safety Tips
Hanover County’s Safety and Risk Department has compiled a list of Back-to-School Safety Tips for parents and students to help ensure a safe and injury-free school year!
To find the document, visit https://www.hanovercounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9319/Back-to-School-Safety-PDF.
Free In-Home Parenting Education
Do you know a parent or parents who could use additional parenting education and support? This service is available to pregnant women or mothers with children up to five years old who live in Hanover County and is provided in the family’s own home at no cost. It is designed to offer education related to healthy pregnancies, positive parenting skills, child development activities and knowledge about child developmental stages. The program also assists families to connect with various community resources to help address the needs of parents and children during the stages of early childhood. The program is a partnership between Hanover County and Family Lifeline. For more information or to make a referral, contact Family Lifeline at 804-249-5414 or [email protected].
The WIC program is for pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and for women with infants and children up to age five. The program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, as well as access to nutritious foods and formula. To be eligible for the WIC program, applicants must meet residential, income and nutrition requirements. Mothers and children with active Medicaid or SNAP are automatically eligible. To apply or schedule an appointment, call 804-365-4335.
Senior and Caregiver Resources
Webinar: Beyond the House: Person-Centered Home Modifications to Reduce Fall Risks at Home
You are invited to join a two-part webinar series focusing on home modification and falls prevention.
The first webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 2:00-3:00 pm EDT.
Home modification is a key aspect of a multifactorial falls intervention and can be a critical support for aging in place and community living. Designed for ACL Falls Prevention grantees and HUD Older Adult Home Modification Program grantees, this webinar will explore home modification topics in relation to the structure of the home, as well as the person who lives there. In addition to describing the home modification process and the providers involved, person-centered approaches for working with clients will be discussed by an occupational therapist.
To register for this webinar, click here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Make sure to choose the Add to Calendar button so that the event shows up in your personal/work e-mail calendar. If you have questions about registration, please visit the Tech Support page.
Age-Friendly Ecosystem Virtual Summit
The George Washington University's Center for Aging, Health and Humanities is hosting the third annual Age-Friendly Ecosystem Summit virtually this fall. This is a free, regional, collaborative event. This year we will be hosting four sessions from 1-3 p.m. EST on September 26 & 27 and October 3 & 4. Each session is focused on a theme that cuts across all age- friendly domains: ageism, inclusivity, communications, and creativity. Speakers will present their age-friendly initiatives through the lens of the session theme.
Please make plans to join the summit for any or all sessions, as your schedule allows.
DAY 1: Ageism
September 26 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register Now
Internalized negative beliefs about aging and external forms of discrimination based on age are both prevalent issues that can decrease a person’s lifespan and impact quality of life. Age-friendly communities must address negative beliefs about aging and ageist elements in the environment to ensure that individuals of all ages are able to pursue goals important to them. Participants will learn how to recognize implicit ageist bias, ageism, and their impact on life span and quality of life.
DAY 2: Inclusivity
September 27 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register Now
Diverse populations often experience discrimination and exclusion because of the
intersection of their age with other identities (e.g., race, sexual orientation, gender, ability,
language). Inclusive age-friendly communities strive to ensure that services, opportunities,
information, and respect are available to all - regardless of age and other characteristics that distinguish us from one another. Participants will learn how to engage diverse, inter- generational populations to improve equitable access to age-friendly services.
DAY 3: Communications
October 3 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register Now
Communication pathways continue to evolve rapidly with technology, which creates multi- dimensional challenges that constantly require new strategies for effective and inclusive communication for all age groups. In age-friendly communities, learning how to communicate information about resources and opportunities to a diverse population in a clear manner is essential. Participants will learn effective communication strategies for various forms of media.
DAY 4: Creativity
October 4 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register Now
Creativity includes artistic disciplines (e.g., visual arts, literature, dance, music) and is integral to healthy aging. To increase access to the arts and community, more innovative approaches are needed to engage all people in reciprocal lifelong learning. Age-friendly communities with multi-sector creative programs improve overall well-being for everyone. Participants will learn about the positive health and social effects of creative programming for all ages.
National Institute on Aging: Caregiver Worksheets
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has created a series of caregiver worksheets designed to assist in organizing and managing caregiving responsibilities effectively. These worksheets cover a range of topics, including coordinating caregiving tasks, ensuring home safety, hiring care providers, considering the option of moving an older adult into one’s home, managing medications, and organizing important documents. Caregivers can download and utilize these worksheets to streamline their caregiving efforts and maintain essential information in an organized manner.
Click here to view the resources.
Advance Planning Guides for Dementia
The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services has four new guides for advance planning for dementia. Planning empowers people to make their own decisions about important topics like finances, health care, and living arrangements before the need arises. These guides help people living with dementia, their families or other care partners know what to plan for and how to get started. The guides cover four topics: health care planning, financial planning, care planning and supporting someone living with dementia in making decisions. The guides are available to download from Dementia Capable Virginia. Hard copies can be ordered by emailing the Dementia Services Coordinator at [email protected] or by phone at 804-662-9154.
Senior Connections: Caregiver Directed Respite Support
Senior Connections now offers a Caregiver Directed Respite Support program to provide a caregiver the opportunity to focus on their own well-being. The program includes consultation for emotional support and education, assistance in developing a Long-Term Care plan, a financial stipend designated to get the plan in action and resources for supplemental services. To see if you qualify a grant, contact the Senior Connections Caregiver Support Specialist at 804-672-4498 or [email protected].
New Streamlined Process Simplifies SNAP Application for Seniors
In March 2022, the Department of Social Services (DSS) launched the Elderly Simplified Application Process (ESAP) for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This streamlined application and recertification process seeks to increase participation for SNAP benefits among the older adult (60+), low-income population.
In Virginia, this will extend the certification from 12 months to 36 months for ESAP households, remove the requirement of interim reporting and simplify the reporting process. Older Virginians who may be eligible for SNAP benefits may apply online through CommonHelp by completing and submitting the “ESAP Application for Benefits” form on the VDSS website and returning it to their local Department of Social Services or by calling the Enterprise Call Center at 1-855-635-4370.
Hanover Health Department: Vital Records
The Hanover Health Department Provides certified copies of birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates (as long as the event occurred in Virginia) Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm. These can be obtained for and are available to immediate family members only (mothers, fathers, spouses, children, siblings, and grandparents with valid ID). Birth records can also be issued to the legal guardian with proof of custody papers. For more information on associated fees, health department locations, and more, please visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/chickahominy/vital-records-birth-marriage-divorce-and-death-certificates/.
YMCA Social Needs Navigator
The YMCA’s Social Needs Navigator shares information about free and reduced-price resources in Hanover, such as food, clothes, childcare, housing and healthcare. For more information, visit https://help1rva.org or call 804-798-0057.
MEETINGS, TRAININGS AND EVENTS
Hanover Human Services Network Meeting
The next Hanover Human Services Network meeting will be held on Thursday, October 5, 3-5 p.m., at the Hanover Human Services Meeting Room located at 12310 Washington Highway, Ashland, VA (in the back of the complex). All human service organizations, including governmental, faith-based, non-profit and civic clubs serving the Hanover community are invited to participate in this quarterly collaborative roundtable. Program representatives will have an opportunity to network with one another, present information about their programs, identify common issues and connect to develop solutions. RSVP for the October Hanover Human Services Networking Meeting here.
Mental Health First Aid for Adults
This virtual training (via Zoom) will teach employers, first responders, hospital staff, police and other caring individuals the common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance abuse challenges. Participants also will learn how to interact with someone in crisis, how to connect him or her with help, and other information regarding trauma, substance use and self-care. Held Thursday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To register, visit bit.ly/adultmhfa1023.
For additional questions contact the Department of Community Resources at 804-365-4300 or [email protected].