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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, hrred_cross.org; Williamsburg chapter, 253-0228, http://cvc.redcross.org; York- Poquoson chapter, 898-3090, http://yorkpoquosonredcross.org; Gloucester, 804-642-9478.

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

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

Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Greater Williamsburg, 253-0676, bbbsgw.org.

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

Chambers of Commerce, Virginia Peninsula, 262-2000, vpcc.org; Williamsburg, 229-6511, williamsburgcc.com; Gloucester, 804-693-2425, gloucestervacc.com.

Children's Home Society, 800-247-2888, chsva.org.

Civil Defense/Emergency Management, Hampton, 727-1208, hampton.gov/eoc/index.html; James City County, 566-4315, james-city.va.us/eoc/index.html; Williamsburg, 220-6194, ci.williamsburg.va.us; York County, 890-3600, yorkcounty.gov; Newport News, 269-2900, nngov.com/eoc/ index.htm; Gloucester, 804-693-1390, gloucesterva.info/es/home.htm.

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; hnncsb.org

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; djj.virginia.gov.

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; dss.state.va.us.

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, leukemia-lymphoma.org.

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); uwvp.org.

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

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