Our Agencies

Beans and Rice, Inc.

Improves the economic well-being of low-to-moderate income families through hunger relief, after-school programs that improve educational opportunities for at-risk children, job creation for low-to-moderate income families, and savings programs that help families buy their first home and provide for their children’s education.


Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad

Provides pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured in the community, conducts CPR courses, and provides standby emergency assistance for local public events.


Scouts BSA, Blue Ridge Mountains Council

Prepares young people, ages 5-20, to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. To achieve their mission, they create innovative programs and evolve existing ones that respond to the needs of today’s families in communities across the nation. They provide assistance to disadvantaged youth so they can fully participate in Scouting activities. (Formerly Boy Scouts of America) 


CHIP NRV (Children’s Health Improvement Partnership of the New River Valley)

Provides home visiting services to pregnant women and families with children 6 years old or younger. Its goal is to improve health and promote wellness and self- sufficiency in low-income families. This program assists entire families by addressing issues such as housing, nutrition, education, employment, parenting skills, and kindergarten readiness. (New River Community Action program)


Community Health Center of the New River Valley

The Community Health Center (formerly Free Clinic New River Valley) serves uninsured individuals as well as people insured with Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. No patient is turned away due to an inability to pay. Uninsured fees are calculated using a sliding scale. Services include medical, dental (includes restorative crowns and dentures), behavioral health, and medication assistance to people living in Montgomery County, Floyd County, Pulaski County, Giles County, and Radford City. It has locations in Christiansburg, Pearisburg, and Dublin.


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)


Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council

Builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. In Girl Scouts, girls find a safe place to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success while developing a strong sense of self, internalizing positive values, seeking challenges, building healthy relationships, and learning to identify and solve problems in their community. The Girl Scouts’ program emphasizes Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, Outdoors, and STEM (science/technology/engineering/math). They provide assistance to disadvantaged youth so they can fully participate in Scouting activities.


Homeless and Housing Program

Provides financial assistance and counseling to eligible low-income people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The program offers renter education workshops as well as counseling services related to pre-purchase, post-purchase, foreclosure prevention, rental assistance, and homelessness. (New River Community Action program)


Intellectual Disabilities Agency of the New River Valley

Provides educational, recreational, and developmental programs for children, youth, and adults with intellectual disabilities. These programs offer opportunities for participants to develop the skills they need for integration into and acceptance by the community. IDA informs the public of the needs of people with intellectual disabilities and enables clients to access resources and participate more fully and actively in the community.


Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley

Fosters, supports, advocates for, and instructs adults in the New River Valley who seek opportunities to achieve greater independence through literacy. Literacy Volunteers train volunteer tutors and provide free one-to-one or small group tutoring in reading, writing, basic math, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), digital literacy, and preparation for exams such as the GED and U.S. Citizenship tests. They operate a learning/administrative facility and work with community partners to provide additional tutoring sites to meet the needs of the local New River Valley community.


Med-Ride of the New River Valley

Provides non-emergency, but critical, medical transportation for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured residents of the New River Valley. Fees operate on a sliding scale.


Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program

Provides food, clothing, and financial assistance to meet the temporary emergency needs of local people and families.


New River Family Shelter

Provides private and supportive emergency shelter to homeless families with children as well as connections to local support programs for all families experiencing a housing crisis.


NRV CARES (New River Valley Child Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Services)

Protects children from abuse and strengthens families through education, advocacy, and community partnerships. Programs include CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Parenting Young Children courses that utilize the STEP curriculum, Circle of Parents support groups, Parenting through Separation & Divorce seminars, and community education activities such as Stewards of Children and Hugs & Kisses that are centered on the issues of child abuse/neglect and methods of prevention.


New River Valley Senior Services – Meals and Transportation

Provides transportation services to and from nutrition programs, non-emergency medical appointments, and necessary shopping trips for elderly and handicapped individuals with no access to transportation. It also delivers hot meals to homebound persons each day. 


Radford Clothing Bank

Supplies new and used clothing free of charge throughout the New River Valley to persons in need. The August Kids program provides resources for new school clothing to disadvantaged children in Radford. Other satellite programs include the Stork Exchange and Coats for Kids.


Radford Emergency Assitance Program

Provides food, clothing, and financial assistance to meet temporary emergency needs for families and individuals in crisis living in Radford City. (New River Community Action program)


Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread

Provides a free meal at noon each weekday to anyone who would like to be a guest, no questions asked.


Radford-Fairlawn Meals on Wheels

Delivers a free noon-day meal to homebound persons in Radford and Fairlawn five days a week.


To Our House

Partners with congregations of all faiths, community organizations, and volunteers to provide temporary thermal shelter, food, and compassionate support for single homeless men and women during the months of November - March. It also connects them with resources that lead to employment, housing, and personal economic sustainability. (New River Community Action program)


Valley Interfaith Child Care Center

Creates high-quality, affordable, educational, and nurturing care for young children (age 6 weeks to 12 years) of income-eligible, working families in the New River Valley.


Women’s Resource Center of the NRV

Provides shelter, counseling, and advocacy services for adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The center also provides a 24-hour crisis hotline and court-related victim assistance. It offers education, training, and prevention programming to the public and allied professionals.