Health, Housing, Transportation, and Food Assistance
Life's challenges can impact personal circumstances, and Hokie Wellness is here to assist employees in finding community assistance for basic necessities. Whether you're seeking information for emergency housing options, healthcare services, transportation assistance, or access to nutritious food, this list provides a variety of resources available to you.
New River Community Action (NRCA) Emergency Assistance Program offers a variety of temporary assistance for residents or transients who are 200% of poverty income or below who are experiencing financial crises. Some examples of crises that low-income people frequently face are: high utility bills, decrease in income, disabilities and chronic health issues, significant amounts of medical debt, housing costs greater than 50 percent of income, or homelessness. NRCA provides assistance with food, rent, mortgage, utility, heating fuel, medical, and gasoline to get to doctor or employment.
NRV Thrive’s Food Assistance Directory contains the details of food assistance programs across the New River Valley in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski as well as the city of Radford.
The United Way of the New River Valley maintains a list of community assistance providers including: food banks, healthcare services, housing assistance, transportation assistance, senior services, and more.
In Virginia, Community Services Boards (CSBs) are the points of entry for publicly funded mental health, substance use disorder, and developmental services for intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities.
Resources for external campuses will be added here as they become available.
If you are outside of the New River Valley and need assistance, please contact Hokie Wellness. Employees living in Virginia but outside of the New River Valley may also call 2-1-1, text CONNECT to 247211, or visit 211virginia.org to receive help finding local resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week.