Resources

Colonial CASA strives to provide its advocates and other members of the community with up-to-date and accurate knowledge of all available community resources.  As such, Colonial CASA hopes to better serve children and their families. If there are additional resources you believe should be posted, please feel free to contact the Colonial CASA staff by phone, (757) 229-3306, or by email.

To find specific resources by name, use the links below.  Or, feel free to scroll through the entire page.

All Together, Inc.

P.O Box 1967
Williamsburg, VA 23187

345-0930

229-8912 (Fax)

Email: alltogether1@earthlink.net

All Together’s mission is to transform interracial relations and foster social justice and equality in Greater Williamsburg through education and interaction. All Together is a group of citizen-volunteers from diverse backgrounds who are committed to community harmony and social justice.

All Together sponsors education forums, study circles, an annual community hymn sing, an annual leadership conference, a film series, and an award winning program recognizing service performed in fulfillment of All Together’s mission.

Fees: None

Alzheimer’s Association – Williamsburg Branch

263 McLaws Circle, Suite 203
Williamsburg, VA 23187

221-7272

221-0109 (Fax)

The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life of persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease by providing support and services and community leadership. The Association has a comprehensive support program that includes in-home consultations, support, guidance, referrals, educational materials, and information for families and friends living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Association participates in the Safe Return Program, a nationwide identification and registration program for those with dementia in cases of persons lost or far from home.

Fees: None

American Red Cross

1317 Jamestown Rd, Suite 105
Williamsburg, VA 23187

253-0228

253-2396 (Fax)

The American Red Cross’ mission is to avoid emergencies, prepare for emergencies, and cope with them when they occur. The American Red Cross serves as an independent medium of voluntary relief and communications between the American people and their Armed Forces members, assists the government of the United States to meet humanitarian treaty commitments, helps to alleviate the stress caused by separated family members, provides First Aid / CPR / AED training and disease transmission education and provides blood products for local residents.

Fees: None

Angels of Mercy Medical Clinic

7151 Richmond Rd., Suite 401
Williamsburg, VA 23188

565-1700

565-1700 (Fax)

Email: angelsclinic@email.com

Angels of Mercy provides quality primary and preventive health care services to all people regardless of their ability to pay, i.e. the indigent, uninsured, and underinsured. As primary care providers, the clinic offers adolescent, adult, and geriatric medical care, including diagnosis and treatment for acute health problems such as infections, minor injuries, and chronic diseases, including ongoing care of asthma, type 2 diabetes, emphysema, hypertension, and heart disease. In addition, it provides other medical services: physical exams; camp, school, sports, and commercial driver’s license physicals; GYN breast exams, PAP smears, and sexually transmitted disease workups; prostate exams; electrocardiograms; immunizations; annual influenza and pneumonia inoculations; visual acuity screening, etc. The Clinic serves patients in western James City, northern York, Charles City, New Kent, and King William Counties.

Arc of Greater Williamsburg

215 McLaws Circle, Suite 2A
Williamsburg, VA 23185

229-3535

 

Email:info@thearcgw.org

The Arc’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through community activities and advocacy.  Programs include; Self-Advocacy, Adapted Wellness, Arc & the Arts, and Quality of Life.  In addition, transportation, respite, and information and referral services are also provided to families.

Fees: Only for transportation

Arthritis Foundation, Virginia Chapter

Serving the Greater Williamsburg Area

3805 Cutshaw Ave., Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230

804-359-1700

804-359-4900 (Fax)

The Arthritis Foundation’s mission is to provide leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The Foundation offers exercise, self-help and educational forums, as well as information and referrals.

AVALON

P.O. Box 1079
Williamsburg, VA 23187

258-5022

258-5051 Help Line

Email: avaloncenter@erols.com

AVALON is a non-profit agency which serves the need of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. To this end, AVALON offers the following services:

  • 19-bed shelter
  • Support groups and referral services
  • Community education concerning domestic and sexual violence
  • 24-hour crisis help line
  • Court advocacy
  • Crisis companion program which provides intervention/information services for children in the shelter
  • Transitional housing for qualified individuals, up to 2 years.

Fees: None

Bacon Street, Inc.

247 McLaws Circle
P.O. Box 279
Williamsburg, VA 23187

253-0111

253-2884 (Fax)

Email: sfagan@tni.net

Bacon Street, Inc. works toward a community free of substance abuse by providing treatment, prevention, and early intervention services for youth up to 18 years of age and their families.

Fees: Sliding scale for treatment services only. Other services provided at no charge.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Virginia Peninsula

364 McLaws Circle, Suite 2
Williamsburg, VA 23185

253-0676

253-1673 (Fax)

Email: rekaya.gibson@bbbsgw.org

Big Brothers/Big Sisters’ mission is to help young people in our service area achieve their highest potential during their formative years by providiing instrumental, caring mentor relationships.

BBBS offers two types of mentoring programs, community-based and school-based, in Hampton, Newport News, James City County, York County, and Williamsburg areas.

Fees: None

 

Boy Scouts of America, Colonial Virginia Council

11721 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23606

595-3356

877-8611 (Fax)

Email: info@cvcboyscouts.org

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Fees: $10 / Year

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, Inc.

1315 Jamestown Rd., Suite 202
Williamsburg, VA 23185

253-2847

253-1296 (Fax)

Email: help@cceva.org

The mission of Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, Inc. is to assist people in caring for themselves and each other through all stages of life by services of prevention, enhancement, or crisis intervention.

Catholic Charities offers Family Services, Children’s and Youth Services, and Emergency Assistance (food, clothing, cash) programs. Catholic Charities provides family, individual and marital counseling, child welfare services including adoption, foster care and pregnancy counseling, family enrichment educational programs, senior services, housing, and financial counseling.

Fees: Vary

Center for Educational Opportunities

4601 Ironbound Road
Bldg 10, 2nd floor
Williamsburg, VA 23185

258-2886

258-2875 (Fax)

The Center for Educational Opportunities program is committed to providing a rigorous, yet relevant academic and behavioral support program to students referred to the program either by disciplinary or administrative hearing. Additionally, students returning to the community from the state department of corrections may be served at this alternative school setting. Coupled with the ardent resolve of enabling students to improve their academic standing, this educational initiative strives to foster the students’ learning of acceptable ways of behavior in school, in the workplace, and in the community.

Child and Family Connection

348 McLaws Circle, Unit 3
Williamsburg, VA 23185

229-7940

229-8081 (Fax)

The Child and Family Connection serves individuals, families, and organizations throughout Williamsburg, James City County, York County and surrounding communities. The staff is comprised of professionals in the fields of Social Work, Behavioral Health Counseling, Psychology, and Financial Counseling. The Service Components include:

Child & Family Connection provides free or low cost training for parents/providers, assists families in locating pre-screened safe childcare, provides a free resource library, facilitates networking for local childcare providers, and provides financial assistance to eligible families to help with the costs of childcare.

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counseling for Children, Adolescents, and Adults — includes individual, couple, marital, family, and group therapy, psychological testing, and consultation to treat a wide range of issues. Some of these issues are: depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, marital problems, coping with loss, school difficulties, and child/adolescent behavior problems.

Youth Violence Prevention (PATIS, SAVY, STAR) — provides anger management, bullying prevention, and coping skills for students from kindergarten through high school. This component also provides a positive social skills group for pre-school children, called Care Club.

VisionPoint Program — a career development program for youth, ages 14-21, which helps prepare them for productive lives as adults. Youth explore careers, develop employability skills, and are linked with adult education following high school.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hampton Roads provides debt management, budget counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, and representative payee services.

Fees: Based on Services Provided

Child Development Resources (CDR) First Steps Child Care and Development Centers

1490 Government Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

220-1168

253-1779 (Fax)

CDR offers quality, affordable child care and developmental services for York county children ages 6 weeks to 3 years whose parents are working, in school, or in job training. Sliding fee scale and scholarship assistance is available. Year-round, full-day care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The program offers transportation and USDA meal program. Volunteers are needed to help in the classrooms and/or provide clerical support.

Fees: Vary

Child Development Resources Infant and Toddler Connection

P.O. Box 280
Norge, VA 23127

566-TOTS

566-1300 (espanol)

Email: Sarac@cdr.org

566-8977 (Fax)

CDR offers comprehensive services for infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or disabilities, or are low income or at risk due to factors other than income. Families are helped to enhance their child’s development through developmental screening, assessment, home visits, play groups, transportation, parent groups, education, health management, service coordination, and speech, occupational and physical therapies. Programs are for pregnant women and families of children from birth to three years who have concerns about child development or need information, services, or links with community resources and live in Williamsburg, James City County, York County or Poquoson. Full-day, year round child care, and development services available at two locations.

Child Development Resources - Lafayette High School

4460 Longhill Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

564-0410

564-0413 (Fax)

Quality, inclusive child care and developmental services for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years, as part of the Early Head Start program for income eligible families. Year-round, full-day care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help in the classroom.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, S.W. - Washington, D.C. 20201

For help with reporting child abuse and neglect or to speak with a counselor, contact Childhelp® at 800.422.4453

info2@childwelfar.gov

http://www.childwelfare.gov/

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the general public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

 

Children's Education Foundation

P.O. Box 3592
Williamsburg, VA 23187

229-1551

Email: mattseatsinva@aol.com

The Children’s Education Foundation was founded on the premise that EVERY student should have access to the best available materials, programs, and learning opportunities. Educational materials, supplies, and programs are offered at no charge to students, teachers, administrations, and the public to level the educational playing field for all students. The Children’s Education Foundation sponsors programs to improve the quality of academic and physical education at the K-12 level.

Fees: None

Children's Home Society, Serving the Greater Williamsburg Area

4200 Fitzhugh Ave.
Richmond, VA 23230

1-800-247-2888

804-353-7451 (Fax)

Email: chsva@erols.com

The mission of Children’s Home Society is to improve the welfare of children through pregnancy counseling, foster care, and adoption. Children’s Home Society finds permanent homes for all children and provides related counseling to birth and adoptive families. Foster care is provided for children who currently have no stable or available caretakers. Pregnancy counseling is provided for pregnant teens. Professional birth parent counseling is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Fees: Vary

CHIP (See Comprehensive Health Investment Project)

 

College Partnership for Kids

College of William and Mary
Campus Center 207B
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

221-3263

CPK is a student-led tutoring program sponsored by the Office of Student Volunteer Services which provides assistance to ten elementary and middle schools in Williamsburg-James City County. Each semester over 120 students provide weekly assistance in a variety of subjects. Transportation is organized through OCVS and student program directors act as liaisons to each of the schools to enhance communication and support student volunteers.

Fees: None

Colonial Community Corrections

4093 Ironbound Rd., Suite B
Williamsburg, VA 23188

564-2311

229-8963 (Fax)

CCC provides services to individuals referred by the courts in James City County, Williamsburg, Poquoson, York County, Charles City County and New Kent County. Services include community service placement, coordination and follow-up; referral for individual and group counseling; classes in shoplifting prevention, anger management and financial responsibility; referrals for education/GED preparation; substance abuse testing and referrals for treatment; monitoring of restitution and court cost payments; referrals for offense specific treatment, such as mental health treatment and sex offender specific treatment; referrals for mentoring.

Fees: Some Cost for Treatment and Educational Groups

Colonial Behavioral Health

1657 Merrimac Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

220-3200

253-5218 (Fax)

Colonial Services Board is a mental health program serving residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, and Poquoson. Its primary focus is to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing psychological, emotional, or behavioral difficulties in managing their everyday lives and relationships.

It offers a full range of clinical services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. These include:

  • Family Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Adult Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health and Mental Retardation
  • Crisis and Suicide Intervention
  • Psychiatric and Psychological Evaluation
  • Employee Assistance Programs

Fees: Based on a sliding scale

Community Action Agency

Historic Triangle Building
312 Waller Mill Rd., Suite 405
Williamsburg, VA 23187-3614

229-9332

229-9336 (Fax)

The Agency’s mission is to mobilize resources and maximize their efficient use in creating opportunities to enable disadvantaged persons to become self-sufficient.

Project Discovery motivates students to complete their high school education.

Project Follow-Up makes phone calls to follow-up on Head Start students.

Fees: None

Community Supervision

4093 Ironbound Rd., Suite C
Williamsburg, VA 23188

564-2482

564-2488 (Fax)

Community Supervision is a program that provides in-home intensive supervision and counseling to families and juveniles who otherwise would be placed in detention or another facility. House arrest, electronic monitoring, outreach services, and Project Insight* are other alternatives to secure detention. Volunteers monitor youth placed on house arrest in several jurisdictions, and electronic monitoring is provided by the Crater Youth Commission.

*Project Insight: Work sight placement and young offender’s essays.

CHIP (Comprehensive Health Investment Project)

Mailing: P.O. Box 280
Norge, VA 23127-0280

566-3300

566-8710 (Fax)

Physical: 151 Point O'Woods Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

CHIP is a non-profit network of community-based programs currently operating in 30 communities and regions. CHIP’s purpose is to improve the health of young children in low-income families. CHIP is available to those who live within the City of Williamsburg and James City County and the upper districts of York County. Home visitors help families sign up for health insurance, provide health screening, supervision, and referrals to medical and community services. They also educate parents about health, nutrition, and home safety by working with community organizations, doctors, and other providers to ensure comprehensive care and good health for children.

Services are provided to children between the ages of 0 through 6 years old, and to pregnant women.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Historic Triangle Building
312 Waller Mill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

221-0902

Consumer Credit Counseling Service provides a debt management program as well as budget counseling, housing counseling, and educational services.

Fees: None

 

Crossroads Community Youth Home

4881 Longhill Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

258-5106

258-5131 (Fax)

Crossroads is a 24-hour residential facility which provides a structured, home-like environment for male adolescents who are having behavioral problems at home or in the community. Crossroads provides group meetings to assist individuals in dealing with issues such as anger control, problem solving, and independent living skills. Based on need, residents are referred for mental health counseling and substance abuse therapy.

Fees: Vary

Dream Catchers

P.O. Box 1261
Williamsburg, VA 23187

566-1775

566-1772 (Fax)

Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center is the premier therapeutic riding center between Richmond and Virginia Beach. Located in Toano, Virginia, Dream Catchers is a nonprofit organization hosting nearly 100 therapeutic riding lessons each week to help children and adults with special needs reach their potential in a caring and safe environment. They are the only riding facility in Hampton Roads to offer the nationally recognized Horses for Heroes program which helps wounded warriors, both active and retired military personnel, ride to recovery.

Family Focus

118 Old York Hampton Highway
Yorktown, VA 23692

Williamsburg:

566-9777
253-4379 (Fax)

Grafton:

898-2945
874-4543 (Fax)

Family Focus is sponsored by the Colonial Behavioral Health and provides family-based services. Programs include Active Parenting Today for families with children between the ages of 2-12 (runs 8 weeks); The Nurturing Program for families with children between the ages of 4-12 (runs 16 weeks); and Anger Management for Parents (runs 8 weeks). Ongoing activities include Parent/Child playgroups, which are available to families regardless of income level or place of residence.

Fees: None (Except a $10 Monthly Fee for Interactive Playgroups)

Family Living Institute

1318 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

229-7927

253-8891 (Fax)

Family Living Institute is a private practice offering individual, group, and family therapy.

Fees: Vary

FAMIS (Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan)

Toll Free: 1-866-873-2647

Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS) provides health insurance to uninsured children. This includes comprehensive medical benefits, including doctor’s visits, hospital care, drugs, dental care, and eye care. The new application is available on the website, it allows parents and other caregivers to apply for health insurance coverage for uninsured children through the internet.

FISH

312 Waller Mill Rd., Suite 800
Williamsburg, VA 23185

220-9379

FISH provides the distribution of emergency food, clothing, and sanitary items to needy and homeless individuals and families. Transportation for medical care is also provided. FISH serves Williamsburg, James City County, and the Bruton District of York County.

Fees: None

Foster Grandparent Program

Hampton Comm. Services Center
1320 LaSalle Ave.
Hampton, VA 23669

727-1857

727-1858

The Foster Grandparent Program is sponsored by The Corporation for National and Community Services; the cities of Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg; and the counties of James City and York. Foster Grandparents are senior citizens who provide love and support to special needs children. They read to children who have never been read to, play with children who do not know how to play, and rock children who have never been held. They counsel troubled teens, comfort children whose mother's have been battered, and dry the tears of a child who has been abused.

To become a Foster Grandparent you must be 60 years or older, have a limited income, and be capable of working with the children four hours per week. Foster Grandparents serve in a variety of settings: daycare centers, after school programs, shelters for abused women or homeless shelters, juvenile detention centers, and programs for the physically or mentally handicapped.

Girl Scout Council of the Colonial Coast

813 B Forrest Drive
Newport News, VA 23601

595-9802

591-7217 (Fax)

Email: kimj@gsccc.com

The Girl Scout Council of the Colonial Coast’s mission is to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. Girl Scouts promotes leadership development and self-esteem for girls through fun, challenging, contemporary programs, and positive role modeling.

Fees: $10 / year.

Head Start

Historic Triangle Building
312 Waller Mill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23187

229-6417

229-1028 (Fax)

The Head Start program provides a comprehensive child development program for income eligible preschoolers as well as related support services to families. Services to families include education, nutrition, health, mental and dental health, social service, and parent involvement. Head Start is a complete program established to help families create the best world possible for their children. Family education is our goal: children learn how to learn; parents learn how to help them learn; and parents learn new skills for themselves. Children with special needs are identified. We provide for the special needs of children with disabilities and we work with other agencies that serve these children. Nutritious breakfasts and lunches are provided to each child daily. The Family Services Staff links up families with the many health, social, and supportive sources in Williamsburg and James City County.

High School GED Program (W/JCC Public Schools Gifted Program)

3925 Midlands Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

229-8766

253-0129 (Fax)

The high school GED program has three components: Pre-GED, GED Exam Preparation, and Individual Student Alternative Education Program (ISAEP). The Pre-GED class is designed to help students whose academic performance is between 6th and 9th grade improve basic reading, writing, and math skills, so that they will be able to advance to the GED class. The GED exam preparation class is designed to meet the needs of students whose reading, writing, and math skills are above 9th grade level. Instruction is directed toward the requirements of the GED exam. The ISAEP class is similar to the GED class. Transportation to all classes is provided.

Fees: None for students 18 years old and younger enrolled in WJCC public schools.

Historic Triangle Senior Center Assoc., Inc.

5301 Longhill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

259-4181

259-4199 (Fax)

The Historic Triangle Senior Center Association’s mission is to provide an affordable and accessible array of integrated services, social and recreational activities, educational and cultural events, and information on health and safety issues affecting the elderly, as well as volunteer opportunities and intergenerational programs. The Association seeks to become a focal point for comprehensive coordinated senior activities. The Association offers various programs, including a Medical Escort Service which provides safe and affordable transportation to medical appointments for area seniors.

HTSAC (Historic Triangle Substance Abuse Coalition)

161-A John Jefferson Square
Williamsburg, VA 23185

476-5070

221-6694 (Fax)

Email: htsac@tni.net

The Historic Triangle Substance Abuse Coalition (HTSAC) collaborates to build, integrate, and sustain a comprehensive system to eliminate substance abuse for youth and adult populations. The dedication of the coalition membership, comprised of representatives from all sectors of the community encourages changes in community norms, perceptions and attitudes of substance abuse. Effective collaboration through their volunteer committees works to identify strategies that assist youth and adults in substance abuse prevention and treatment. Membership is encouraged for anyone interested in addressing substance abuse in our community.

Fees: None

Hospice Support Care of Williamsburg

4445 Powhatan Parkway
Williamsburg, VA 23188

253-1220

253-2599 (Fax)

Hospice Support Care of Williamsburg’s mission is to enhance the quality of living for individuals facing the last phases of life and to support the people they love. Hospice Support Care of Williamsburg assists terminally ill patients and caregivers and provides them with respite, equipment, and supplies. Other programs include short-term care at Hospice House, bereavement support, a library, and access to information for the entire community.

Fees: None

Housing Partnerships, Inc.

1455 Richmond Road
P.O. Box 441
Williamsburg, VA 23187

221-0225

221-0444 (Fax)

The mission of Housing Partnerships, Inc. is to repair or replace sub-standard housing in Williamsburg, James City County, and York County. Housing Partnersh

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