Services

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Head Start Program

As an agency that provides services to the community, we have a preschool program for low income families with children ages three to four or with disabling conditions. Priority is given in cases where the need for educational transition into the public school system is greatest. Some of the benefits of our program are Nutrition(Breakfast and Lunch provided), health and dental services, parent and social services involvement, cultural enrichment activities, training for parents in need of self sufficiency.

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Community Cannery

Offering services to help you preserve your fresh produce. You grow it, we Can it. Whether it be vegetables, fruits, applesauce, soups, juice, stews, and meats we can preserve it through canning. We also offer steamed food processing. A great benefit is that the goods are all natural and local and the program promotes self sufficiency through food processing.  There are fees associated based on the number of cans processed. CALL FOR APPOINTMENTS

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Virginia Homeless Solutions Program 

VHSP is a state and federally funded program to support Continuum of Care strategies and services to the homeless.  Our prevention services strive to reach these goals: Reduce the number of individuals/households who become homeless; shorten the length of homelessness; reduce the number of families and individuals that return to homelessness. We serve Halifax, Mecklenburg, Charlotte, and Brunswick counties.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program

Located at 921 Wilborn Ave South Boston, VA 24592

  • Contact: (434) 572-1135 Fax: (434) 572-1134 Website: www.dovesva.com
  • Confidential 24 Hour Hotline: (434)572-1136; Emergency Crisis Intervention and Supportive Services
  • Serving Charlotte, Halifax, Mecklenburg, and Lunenburg Counties

Housing Services to Assist with Improving Homes

Weatherization-  In an effort to reduce heating costs and conserve energy, we design measures to insulate and infiltrate air into to the home.

Emergency Home Repair- To address health and safety needs of low income and elderly home owners, we offer services to repair homes.

Indoor Plumbing- To meet building code regulations, we work towards constructing new homes and rehabilitating older structures.  Guidelines include that the home must be without indoor plumbing, the work must be performed by a licensed contractor, be in need of energy saving and/or a healthy living environment. The program is in place to moderate to low income homeowners, including but not limited to elderly and handicapped applicants.

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Emergency and Financial Services 

We help alleviate burden by providing emergency food and shelter, homeless intervention, energy share and a full-service financial institution.

Vita Income Tax Preparation

Free income tax preparation by VITA volunteers for married or single households with an income under $54,000/year. We offer these services from January to April and our hours are 9am to 430pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY- Call (434) 575-7916 ext. 223

 

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Healthy Families- Tri- County

We use an official “Healthy Families” model to provide parents with the resources needed to help their families flourish, including education, community resources and support. We have a free and voluntary home visit research program that serves as a long term support system for the parents of children ranging in age from 0-5. This support is modeled around research based curriculum, development screenings, and referrals for additional community based research. We affiliate with Healthy Families of America and Healthy Families Virginia. For more information, Contact us st (434) 572-2740

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