Many of the references in this guide were obtained from the Council of Community Services.

Disclaimer: This information is provided as a courtesy and does not constitute a recommendation for any particular agency.

Adult Basic Education

OrganizationPhone
The Achievement Center540-982-0128
Blue Ridge Literacy | info@brlit.org540-265-9339
Roanoke City Schools540-981-2151
Roanoke County Schools540-982-3859

Child Care/Preschool

OrganizationPhone
Smart Beginnings of Greater Roanoke540-777-4211
TAP Head Start540-345-6781

Clothing

OrganizationPhone
Grace Family Church540-857-9750
Rescue Mission of Roanoke540-777-7677
Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church540-344-9051
Samaritan Inn540-343-1447

Community Referral Service

OrganizationPhone
Council of Community Services540-985-0131
Virginia 2-1-1dial 2-1-1

Counseling

OrganizationPhone
Bethany Hall Recovery Home for Women540-343-4261
Blue Ridge Behavioral Health Care540-345-9841
Crisis Intervention Information and Referral540-266-9200
Carilion Connect540-981-8181
Commonwealth Catholic Charities540-278-1653
Comprehensive Counseling Services540-343-0004
Emotional Health Stabilization540-793-4678
Family Service of Roanoke Valley540-563-5316
New Horizons Health Care540-362-0360
Respond – Lewis Gale Clinic540-776-1100
Roanoke League of Therapists540-343-3577
Psychiatric Services540-344-1723

VWCC Care Team

Dean Lori Baker540-857-6348
Chief Craig Harris540-857-7797
Hillary Holland540-857-6488
Sherilyn Meixner540-857-6711

Credit Counseling

OrganizationPhone
American Credit Counseling Service540-563-0076

Crisis/Hotlines

OrganizationPhone
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare Crisis540-981-9351
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline800-552-7096
Crisis Service: 24 hour hotline540-981-9351
Domestic Violence Hotline800-838-8238
Suicide Hotline800-273-8255

VWCC Care Team

Dean Lori Baker540-857-6348
Chief Craig Harris540-857-7797
Hillary Holland540-857-6488
Sherilyn Meixner540-857-6711

Dental

OrganizationPhone
Bradley Free Clinic540-344-5156
Dental Hygiene Clinic – VWCC540-857-7221
Project Access540-344-4200
Rescue Mission of Roanoke540-343-7227

Disability Services

OrganizationPhone
American Printing House for the Blind502-895-2405
Foundation for Rehab Equipment – FREE540-777-4929
Learning Ally (Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic)800-221-4792
Virginia Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired540-857-7122
800-622-2155
Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind804-371-3151
Virginia Rights for the Disabled800-552-3962
VWCC Disability Services540-857-7286
Voice of the Blue Ridge540-989-8900

Domestic Violence

OrganizationPhone
Domestic Violence Hotline800-838-8238
Domestic Violence Services – TAP540-580-0775
Family Services of Roanoke Valley540-563-5316
Turning Point – Salvation Army540-985-0609

Employment & Career Services

OrganizationPhone
Center for Employment Training – TAP540-767-6220
Goodwill Industries – Adults540-581-0620
Goodwill Industries – Seniors540-581-0620
Goodwill Industries – Youth540-581-0620
Project Success – TAP540-767-6223
Roanoke Workforce Center540-204-9660
This Valley Works – TAP540-767-6221
VWCC Hall Associates Career Center540-857-7298

Energy Assistance – Fuel, Heating & Cooling

OrganizationPhone
Helping Hands Fund540-366-2490
Presbyterian Community Center – SE, NE540-982-2911
Roanoke Area Ministries – SW, NW540-981-1732
Roanoke City Social Services540-853-2591
Roanoke County Social Services540-387-6087
St. John’s Episcopal Church540-343-9341
Salvation Army540-343-5335
VWCC Educational Foundation –
Faculty member/academic advisor must initiate paperwork found on VW Connect

Family Planning/Pregnancy Services

OrganizationPhone
Blue Ridge Women’s Center540-362-3007
Commonwealth Catholic Charities540-342-0411
Planned Parenthood540-562-2370
Roanoke City Health Department Family Services540-283-5050
Roanoke County/Salem Health Department540-387-5530
Roanoke County/Vinton Health Department540-857-7800
Roanoke Medical Center for Women540-981-1246

Food – Meal Sites

OrganizationPhone
RAM House540-343-3753
Red Shield Lodge540-342-7398

Food Pantry/Emergency

OrganizationPhone
Baptist Community Center – SE540-342-8452
Baptist Friendship House – SW540-343-5437
Belmont Baptist Church – SE540-343-5539
Bonsack Baptist Church540-977-5701
Manna Ministries – Vinton540-342-3968
Melrose Baptist Church540-366-6613
Mt. Zion AME Church – NW540-342-4954
New Life Temple Pentecostal Holiness – NW540-563-5861
Pilgrim Baptist Church – NW540-342-5058
Presbyterian Community Center – SE540-982-2911
Rosalind Hills Baptist Church – SW540-344-7888
Salem Church of God540-387-2068
Samaritan Inn – SW540-343-1447
St. Francis House – SW540-345-9090
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – SW540-344-9051
VWCC Student Food Co-Op540-857-6326

Furniture/Household Items

OrganizationPhone
Grace Family Church540-857-9750
Habitat Store540-767-2267

Healthcare

OrganizationPhone
Carilion Direct540-266-6000
Consult-A-Nurse – Lewis Gale877-242-2362
Health Department – Botetourt County540-473-8240
Health Department – Craig County540-864-5136
Health Department – Roanoke City 540-283-5050
Health Department – Roanoke County/Salem540-387-5530
Health Department – Roanoke County – Vinton540-857-7800
Medline Physician Referral – Lewis-Gale540-776-4863
Planned Parenthood540-562-2370

Healthcare – Free Clinic/Health Center

OrganizationPhone
Bradley Free Clinic540-344-5156
New Horizons Health Care540-362-0360
Project Access540-344-4200
Rescue Mission of Roanoke540-777-7671

Healthcare – Student Health Insurance

OrganizationLocation
Student Insurance Information (Student Activities)S204

Housing – Financial Assistance

OrganizationPhone
Community Housing Resource Center540-266-7551
Foreclosure Prevention – HUD800-569-4287
Helping Hands Fund540-366-2490
Homeless Intervention – TAP540-345-6781
Housing Opportunities Made Equal (H.O.M.E.)804-354-0641
Presbyterian Community Center – SE, NE540-982-2911
Roanoke Area Ministries – SW, NW540-981-1732
Roanoke Mortgage Assistance540-853-5647
St. John’s Episcopal Church540-343-9341

Housing – Transitional

OrganizationPhone
Arch Services (formerly Trust House)540-344-8060
Red Shield Lodge540-342-7398
Rescue Mission of Roanoke540-777-7671
Transitional Living Center – TAP540-345-7537

Immigration and Refugees

OrganizationPhone
Citizenship & Immigration Services800-375-5283
Refugee & Immigration Services540-342-7561

Legal Advice/Representation

OrganizationPhone
AMVETS – Benefits for Veterans540-857-2071
Blue Ridge Legal Services540-344-2080
Personal Affairs – Family Services540-563-5316
Virginia Lawyer Referral Service800-552-7977

Medication Assistance

OrganizationPhone
Bradley Free Clinic540-344-5156
Helping Hand Fund540-366-2490
New Horizons Health Care540-362-0360
Partnership for Prescription Assistance888-477-2669
Presbyterian Community Center – SE, NE540-982-2911
Roanoke Area Ministries – SW, NW540-981-1753

Military Members and Family

OrganizationPhone
American Red Cross540-985-3535
Armed Forces Emergency Services877-272-7337
Operation First Response888-289-0280
VWCC Veteran’s Affairs540-857-7395

Parenting

OrganizationPhone
CHIP540-857-6993
Family Services of Roanoke Valley540-563-5316

Rape & Sexual Assault Assistance

OrganizationPhone
Crime Victim Assistance Info-Line888-887-3418
Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund800-552-4007
LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline866-356-6998
RAINN 24/7 Free National Sexual Assault Hotline800-656-4673 (HOPE)
SARA Roanoke’s 24/7 Free Crisis Hotline540-981-9352
Vine Network800-467-4943
The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
text message 804-793-9999 8AM – 8PM Daily
800-838-8238

Shelter – Emergency

OrganizationPhone
Arch Services (formerly Trust House)540-344-8060
RAM House – Day Shelter540-343-3753
Red Shield Lodge – Salvation Army540-342-7398
Rescue Mission of Roanoke Emergency Shelter540-343-7227
Roanoke Valley Interfaith Hospitality Network540-343-9982
Samaritan Inn – Day Shelter540-343-1447
Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter540-345-0400

Substance Abuse

OrganizationPhone
Avenues to Recovery540-344-3400
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare540-266-9200
Mount Regis Center877-217-3447
Providence House Vision of Faith Ministries540-563-4244
Roanoke Treatment Center540-366-5248

Thrift Shops

OrganizationPhone
Goodwill – Cave Spring540-774-1000
Goodwill – Hollins540-366-4765
Goodwill – Melrose540-342-1003
Goodwill – Orange540-342-7950
Goodwill – Salem540-986-1319
Rescue Mission of Roanoke540-777-7677

Transportation

OrganizationPhone
RADAR540-343-1721
Ride Solutions (ride-sharing/carpool matching)540-342-9393
Valley Metro – 
Free to VWCC students Monday – Friday; must show VWCC ID

VWCC Care Team

MemberContact
Dean Lori Baker
Dean of Student Services
540-857-6348
lbaker@virginiawestern.edu
Chief Craig Harris
Police, Security & Emergency Preparedness Chief
540-857-7797
charris@virginiawestern.edu
Hillary Holland
Disability Counselor/ADA Coordinator
540-857-6488
hholland@virginiawestern.edu
Sherilyn Meixner
Intervention Counselor
540-857-6711
smeixner@virginiawestern.edu