• Beans and Rice, Inc.:Provides programs for low-income families in Community Learning Centers and public schools for all ages (from pre-school through adult) with emphasis on educational enrichment, technological competency, financial literacy, asset development, empowerment and leadership; centers located in low-income housing areas.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia: Seeks to make a positive difference in children’s lives by providing them with guidance and support through one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults; school-based and community-based mentoring programs are offered.
  • Boy Scouts, Blue Ridge Mountains Council: Encourages youth to develop good character, responsibility, citizenship and physical/mental fitness; provides assistance to disadvantaged youth so that they may fully participate in scouting activities.
  • Girl Scouts of VA Skyline Council: Helps girls, ages 5-17, develop values, recognize their self-potential, interact with others and contribute to society through educational and recreational Girl Scout programs; UW dollars help provide an opportunity for all girls to participate in Girl Scout activities.
  • Valley Interfaith Childcare Center: Offers high-quality, affordable day care to the very young children (ages 0-3) of local low-income working families. Hopes to establish a child care center in each of the jurisdictions of the NRV.
  • American Red Cross: Provides local emergency disaster relief; Disaster preparedness education and exercises; Service to Armed Forces Emergency Communications and Family Services; Blood Services community donor program and marrow testing registry; Full-service workplace and community health and safety course instruction to include aquatics, babysitting and other caregiver classes; On-line courses in Disaster Preparedness, Volunteer Services and Health and Safety education.
  • Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad: Provides pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured in our community; conducts CPR courses; provides standby emergency assistance for local public events.
  • CHIP of NRV (Children’s Health Improvement Partnership): Provides care coordination services to pregnant women and children from birth to age seven who come from low-income families and lack access to medical care; assists the entire family by addressing such issues as housing, nutrition, education, employment and parenting skills. (New River Community Action Program)
  • Floyd County Volunteer Fire Department: Provides emergency assistance to persons and property arising from fire, accidents, hazardous material spills and other disasters in and around Floyd County.
  • Free Clinic of the NRV, Inc.: The Free Clinic of the New River Valley provides medical and dental care and pharmacy services to adults who lack health insurance and are low income.
  • Med-Ride of the NRV: Provides non-emergency, but critical, medical transportation for low-income, uninsured & underinsured residents of the NRV.
  • Mental Health Association of the NRV: Provides free mental health treatment, including outpatient therapy, psychiatric services and medications, for uninsured low-income persons; conducts educational programs for special groups and the community at large; coordinates the region’s jail diversion programs for the mentally ill; provides information and referral services; advocates for fair and just public policy in areas that impact persons with mental illness.
  • Children’s Home Society of Virginia: Offers confidential pregnancy/birth parent counseling services free of charge; provides temporary foster care for children; handles adoption services for prospective adoptive parents, including home studies, adoptive placements and post placement supervision.
  • Goodwill Industries of the Valleys – Western Division: Works to help people in our community achieve a better life through work and independence; provides training, support and employment services to individuals with disabilities; provides center-based and community work programs.
  • Intellectual Disabilities Agency of the NRV: Provides educational, social & recreational programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities; provides summer camp with structured activities which promote socialization & build self-esteem; advocates for clients & their families.
  • Literacy Volunteers of the NRV: Trains volunteer tutors to provide free, confidential and individualized tutoring to adults in basic reading and writing, and English as a Second Language (ESL) in the New River Valley; operates six satellite locations, one learning/administrative facility and various other tutoring locations to meet the needs of the community.
  • NRV CARES: An advocacy group for children & families in the NRV, NRV CARES mission is to protect children from abuse & strengthen families through advocacy, education & community partnerships; programs include CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), parenting young children courses using the STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) curriculum, and community education for child abuse prevention.
  • Women’s Resource Center of the NRV: Provides shelter and counseling for adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; provides a 24-hour crisis hotline; provides court-related victim assistance.
  • Floyd County Emergency Assistance Program: Provides food, clothing and financial assistance to meet temporary emergency needs for families and individuals in crisis. (New River Community Action program)
  • Homeless Intervention Program of the NRV: Prevents the displacement of low-moderate income households who are potentially facing homelessness; assists homeless persons in securing permanent housing; and helps program participants regain self-sufficiency. (New River Community Action program)
  • Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program: Provides food, clothing, and financial assistance to meet temporary emergency needs of local people and families. (New River Community Action program)
  • New River Family Shelter: Provides safe emergency shelter for NRV families with children not experiencing domestic violence from the NRV. NRFS shall seek to connect families and individuals to opportunities that promote self-sufficiency and stability.
  • NRV Senior Services – Meals and Transportation: Delivers meals five days per week to those that are 60 years or older and are homebound due to a physical or mental disability: Offers transportation to and from the 7 Nutrition sites throughout the NRV, Including specialized shopping and non-emergency medical transportation. Provides transportation to those with a sensory or physical disability and medical transportation to those with Medicaid.
  • Radford Clothing Bank: Distributes new and used clothing to persons in need throughout the New River Valley; United Way funds provide two sets of new school clothes to disadvantaged children in Radford City through the August Kids Program.
  • Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread: Provides a free, nutritious, hot noon meal five days a week, year-round to economically disadvantaged persons and families.
  • Radford Meals on Wheels: Provides a hot meal daily to homebound persons in Radford and Fairlawn five days a week.