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Helpful hands in Gloucester

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Helpful hands

These organizations and clubs provide information and support for a variety of health and social issues.

American Red Cross, Hampton Roads chapter, 838-7320,; Williamsburg chapter, 253-0228,; York- Poquoson chapter, 898-3090,; Gloucester, 804-642-9478.

ARC of Virginia Peninsula, serves people with disabilities, primarily individuals with mental retardation, 896-6461 or 896-8420,; Gloucester, Lewis B. Puller Center, 804-693-3114.

Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Peninsula, includes Isle of Wight and Gloucester counties, 827-0110;

Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Greater Williamsburg, 253-0676,

Career Development Center - Medical Careers Institute, 1-866-708-6174,

Chambers of Commerce, Virginia Peninsula, 262-2000,; Williamsburg, 229-6511,; Gloucester, 804-693-2425,

Children's Home Society, 800-247-2888,

Civil Defense/Emergency Management, Hampton, 727-1208,; James City County, 566-4315,; Williamsburg, 220-6194,; York County, 890-3600,; Newport News, 269-2900, index.htm; Gloucester, 804-693-1390,

Community Services Boards, mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services, Hampton/Newport News, 245-0217; information and referral, 380-9172; Middle Peninsula, 804-758-5314;

Court Services Units, juvenile probation offices, Hampton, 727-6184 or after 5 p.m., 727-6357; Newport News, 926-8781; Denbigh, 369-3140; York County/Poquoson, 890-3480; Williamsburg, 564-2460; Gloucester, 804-693-3860; Suffolk, 923-2440;

Food Stamps, Gloucester, 804-693-2671; Hampton, 727-1800; James City County, 259-3100; Newport News, 926-6610; Williamsburg, 220-6161; York/Poquoson, 890-3787;

Gloucester Housing Partnership, house and home repairs for Gloucester County residents in need, 804-693-2252.

Laurel Shelter, help for victims of domestic violence on the Middle Peninsula, office 804-695-0542, 804-832-6800, hotline 804-694-5552.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 800-955-4572,

The Samaritan Group, repairs low-income houses for people in Gloucester, 804-693-2252.

The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, serves Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Gloucester, Mathews and York County, 873-9328; 24-hour information and referral, 594-INFO (4636);

YMCA, Newport News, 245-0047; Hampton, 722-9044; Yorktown, 867-3300; Smithfield 365-4060; Mathews 804-725-1488;

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