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Campus & Community Resources Guide

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

Literacy Volunteers of Roanoke Valley 540-342-1624
Roanoke City Schools 540-981-2151
Roanoke County Schools 540-982-3859
The Achievement Center 540-982-0128

Child Care/Preschool

Child Care Link  
Smart Beginnings of Greater Roanoke 540-777-4211
TAP Head Start 540-345-6781

Clothing

Botetourt Resource Center 540-254-1468
Grace Family Church 540-857-9750
Saint Mark's Lutheran Church 540-344-9051
Samaritan Inn 540-343-1447
Rescue Mission 540-777-7677

Community Referral Service

Council of Community Services 540-985-0131
Virginia 2-1-1 dial 2-1-1
Botetourt Resource Center 540-254-1468

Counseling

Bethany Hall Recovery Home for Women 540-343-4261
Blue Ridge Behavioral Health Care 540-345-9841
Botetourt Resource Center 540-254-1468
Crisis Intervention Information and Referral 540-266-9200
Carilion Connect 540-981-8181
Commonwealth Catholic Charities 540-278-1653
Comprehensive Counseling Services 540-343-0004
Emotional Health Stabilization 540-793-4678
Family Service of Roanoke Valley 540-563-5316
Mental Health Association of the New River Valley 540-951-4990
Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley 540-344-0931
New Horizons Health Care 540-362-0360
Respond – Lewis Gale Clinic 540-776-1100
Roanoke League of Therapists 540-343-3577
Psychiatric Services 540-344-1723

VWCC Care Team

 
Dean Lori Baker 540-857-6348
Chief Craig Harris 540-857-7797
Sherilyn Meixner 540-857-6711
Hillary Holland 540-857-6488

Credit Counseling

American Credit Counselors 540-563-0076

Crisis/Hotlines

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare Crisis
After hours crisis intervention
540-563-0076
Botetourt Resource Center 540-254-1468
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 800-552-7096
Crisis Service: 24 hour hot line 540-981-9351
Domestic Violence Hotline 800-838-8238
Sexual Assault Response and Awareness 540-981-9352
Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255

VWCC Care Team

 
Dean Lori Baker 540-857-6348
Chief Craig Harris 540-857-7797
Sherilyn Meixner 540-857-6711
Hillary Holland 540-857-6488

Dental

Bradley Free Clinic 540-344-5156
Dental Hygiene Clinic - VWCC 540-857-7221
Project Access Dental 540-344-0086
Rescue Mission 540-343-7227
Roanoke City Health Department – children 540-283-5050

Disability Services

American Printing House for the Blind 502-895-2405
Foundation for Rehab Equipment – FREE 540-777-4929
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic 800-221-4792
Virginia Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired 540-857-7122
800-622-2155
Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind 804-371-3151
Virginia Rights for the Disabled 800-552-3962
VWCC Disability Services 540-857-7286
Voice of the Blue Ridge 540-989-8900

Domestic Violence

Botetourt Resource Center 540-254-1468
Family Services of Roanoke Valley 540-563-5316
Domestic Violence Hotline 800-838-8238
Turning Point – Salvation Army 540-985-0609
Domestic Violence Services – TAP 540-580-0775

Employment & Career Services

Center for Employment Training – TAP 540-767-6220
Goodwill Industries – Youth 540-581-0620
Goodwill Industries - Adults 540-581-0620
Goodwill Industries - Seniors 540-581-0620
Project Success – TAP 540-767-6223
Roanoke Workforce Center 540-204-9660
This Valley Works – TAP 540-767-6221
VWCC Hall Associates Career Center 540-857-7298

Energy Assistance - Fuel, Heating and Cooling

Helping Hands Fund 540-366-2490
Presbyterian Community Center – SE, NE 540-982-2911
Roanoke Area Ministries – SW, NW 540-981-1732
St. John’s Episcopal Church 540-343-9341
Salvation Army 540-343-5335
Roanoke City Social Services 540-853-2591
Roanoke County Social Services 540-387-6087
VWCC Educational Foundation - Faculty member/academic advisor must initiate paperwork found on VW Connect

Family Planning/ Pregnancy Services

Blue Ridge Women’s Center 540-362-3007
Planned Parenthood 540-562-2370
Commonwealth Catholic Charities 540-342-0411
Roanoke City Health Department 540-283-5050
Roanoke County/Salem Health Department 540-387-5530
Roanoke County/Vinton Health Department 540-857-7800
Roanoke Medical Center for Women 540-981-1246

Food - Meal Sites

Red Shield Lodge 540-342-7398
RAM House 540-343-3753

Food Pantry/Emergency

Baptist Community Center – SE 540-342-8452
Baptist Friendship House – SW 540-343-5437
Belmont Baptist Church – SE 540-343-5539
Bonsack Baptist Church 540-977-5701
Botetourt Resource Center 540-254-1468
Manna Ministries – Vinton 540-342-3968
Melrose Baptist Church 540-366-6613
Mt. Zion AME Church – NW 540-342-4954
New Life Temple Pentecostal Holiness - NW 540-563-5861
Pilgrim Baptist Church – NW 540-342-5058
Presbyterian Community Center – SE 540-982-2911
Rosalind Hills Baptist Church – SW 540-344-7888
Salem Church of God 540-387-2068
Samaritan Inn – SW 540-343-1447
St. Francis House – SW 540-345-9090
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – SW 540-344-9051

Furniture/Household Items

Botetourt Resource Center 540-254-1468
Grace Family Church 540-857-9750
Habitat Store 540-767-2267

Healthcare

Carilion Direct 540-266-6000
Consult-A-Nurse- Lewis Gale 877-242-2362
Medline Physician Referral – Lewis-Gale 540-776-4863
Planned Parenthood 540-562-2370
Botetourt County Health Department 540-473-8240
Craig County Health Department 540-864-5136
Roanoke City Health Department 540-283-5050
Roanoke County/Salem Health Department 540-387-5530
Roanoke County/Vinton Health Department 540-857-7800

Healthcare - Free Clinic/Health Center

Bradley Free Clinic 540-344-5156
New Horizons Health Care 540-362-0360
Project Access 540-344-4200
Rescue Mission 540-777-7671
Roanoke Adolescent Health Partnership
Available to any teen (up to 19) residing in the Roanoke Valley
540-857-7284

Healthcare - Student Health Insurance

Student Insurance Information (Student Activities) S204

Housing - Financial Assistance

Community Housing Resource Center 540-266-7551
Foreclosure Prevention – Hope Now 888-995-4673
Foreclosure Prevention – HUD 800-569-4287
Helping Hands Fund 540-366-2490
Homeless Intervention – TAP 540-345-6781
Housing Opportunities Made Equal (H.O.M.E.) 804-354-0641
Presbyterian Community Center – SE, NE 540-982-2911
Roanoke Area Ministries – SW, NW 540-981-1732
Roanoke Mortgage Assistance 540-853-5647
Virginia Foreclosure Task Force  
St. John’s Episcopal Church 540-343-9341

Housing - Transitional

Red Shield Lodge 540-342-7398
Rescue Mission 540-777-7671
Transitional Living Center – TAP 540-345-7537
Trust House 540-344-8060

Immigration and Refugees

Citizenship & Immigration Services 800-375-5283
Literacy Volunteers of America 540-265-9339
Refugee & Immigration Services 540-342-7561

Legal Advice/Representation

AMVETS – Benefits for Veterans 540-857-2071
Blue Ridge Legal Services 540-344-2080
Personal Affairs – Family Services 540-563-5316
Virginia Lawyer Referral Service 800-552-7977

Medication Assistance

Bradley Free Clinic 540-344-5156
Helping Hand Fund 540-366-2490
New Horizons Health Care 540-362-0360
Partnership for Prescription Assistance 888-477-2669
Presbyterian Community Center – SE, NE 540-982-2911
Roanoke Area Ministries – SW, NW 540-981-1753

Military Members and Family

American Red Cross 540-985-3535
Armed Forces Emergency Services –AFES 877-272-7337
Operation First Response 888-289-0280
VWCC Veteran's Affairs 540-857-7395

Parenting

Children’s Advocacy Center 540-344-3579
CHIP 540-857-6993
Family Services of Roanoke Valley 540-563-5316
Fathers First – TAP 540-345-6781
For Kids Sake – Conflict Resolution Center 540-342-2063

Sexual Abuse/Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Response and Awareness 540-981-9352

Shelter - Emergency

RAM House – Day Shelter 540-343-3753
Red Shield Lodge - Salvation Army 540-342-7398
Rescue Mission of Roanoke 540-343-7227
Roanoke Valley Interfaith Hospitality Network 540-343-9982
Samaritan Inn - Day Shelter 540-343-1447
Trust House 540-344-8060
Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter 540-345-0400

Substance Abuse

Avenues to Recovery 540-344-3400
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare 540-266-9200
Mount Regis Center 877-217-3447
Providence House Vision of Faith Ministries 540-563-4244
Respond – Lewis Gale 540-776-1100
Roanoke Treatment Center 540-366-5248

Thrift Shops

Goodwill - Cave Spring 540-774-1000
Goodwill - Hollins 540-366-4765
Goodwill - Melrose 540-342-1003
Goodwill - Orange 540-342-7950
Goodwill - Salem 540-986-1319
Rescue Mission of Roanoke 540-777-7677

Transportation

Botetourt Resource Center (Senior Citizens) 540-254-1468
RADAR 540-343-1721
Ride Solutions (ridesharing/carpool matching) 540-342-9393

Valley Metro - Free to VWCC students Monday - Friday; must show VWCC ID

VWCC Care Team

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