These organizations and clubs provide information and support for a variety of health and social issues.
Access Aids Care Center for Education and Support Services, Hampton, 722-5511; Norfolk, 640-0929, accessaids.org (formerly full circle CANDII)
Adult Education (Center for Community Learning), Hampton, 727-1327, sbo.hampton.k12.va.us; Newport News, 591-4700 ext. 1136, sbo.nn.k12.va.us.
Air Force Aid Society, 764-3990, www.afas.org.
Air Force Family Support Center, 764-3990, langley.af.mil/airman_familyandreadinesscenter.asp.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 595-1212, aavirginia.org.
Alternatives Inc., leadership development for middle and high school students, Monart Drawing Studio, 838-2330, altinc.org.
American Association of University Women, 825-1136, aauwof_va.org.
Army Community Service, Fort Eustis, 878-3638, eustis.army.mil/acs; Fort Monroe, 788-3878, acsmonroe.org.
Army Emergency Relief, Fort Monroe, 788-3878, acsmonroe.org.
Bereavement, Newport News, 889-2273, bshr.com; Hampton, 766-2600, sentara.com.
Breast Cancer, Newport News, 886-6700, bshr.com; Williamsburg, 259-4233, sentara.com; Suffolk, 934-4628, obici.com; Hampton, 594-1939, sentara.com.
Cancer, open to any adult diagnosed with cancer, Hampton, 827-2438, sentara.com; Gloucester, 804-693-8819.
Career Development Center - Medical Careers Institute, 1-866-708-6174, medical.edu.
Center for Child & Family Services, 838-1960, kidsandfamilies.com.
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
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Hampton Roads, 838-3497, debtfreeonline.com.
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.
Department of Rehabilitative Services, Newport News/Hampton, 865-4863; Williamsburg, 253-4817; vadrs.org.
Downtown Hampton Child Development Center, 722- 3186 or 825-6200, dhcdc.org.
Educational Talent Search, program to assist students in completing high school and pursuing post-secondary training, 727-5607, hamptonu.edu.
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.
Fort Monroe Community Center, 788-3957, monroemwr.com
Fort Monroe Youth Services, 788-3957, monroemwr.com
FORWARD, grief support for widows/widowers who have lost loved ones, 826-2110, ext. 309.
Foster grandparent program, 727-185; www.hampton.va.us/fgp.
Girls Incorporated of the Greater Peninsula, 722-6248, girlsincofgreaterpen.com.
Hampton Arts Commission, 722-2787, hamptonarts.net.
Hampton Roads Clinic, day treatment for substance abuse, 827-8430 or 788-0400
Hampton University Business Assistance Center, 727-5570, hamptonu.edu/HUBAC.
Health Departments, Southeast Newport News, 247-2184; Hampton, 727-2570; residents of James City County/Williamsburg, and York County /Poquoson, refer to Newport News location.
Healthy Families Partnership/Healthy Start, 727-1300, hampton.gov/healthyfamilies.
Home-delivered meals, Hampton/Newport News/York County, 873-0541; Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels, 229-9250.
Insight, for those affected by dependencies, gambling, tobacco/drug use, eating disorders, etc., 874-1223.
Insight Enterprises, Peninsula Center for Independent Living, Hampton, 827-0275.
La Leche League, breast-feeding support group, Hampton, 723-4110; York County, 766-1632.
Langley Air Force Base Youth Programs, 764-2300.
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, 627-5423; Hampton, 275-0080.
Less Secure Detention Home, Hampton/Newport News, 723-8248.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 800-955-4572, leukemia-lymphoma.org.
Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, 722-4707, lfsva.org.
Man-to-Man, prostate cancer support group for men and their families, 827-2438.
Mental Health Resource Team & Focus Team, Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, 788-0300, or visit www.hnncsb.org.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 800-426-2227, or virginianaacp.org.
New Horizons Regional Education Center, Hampton, 766-1100; Newport News, 874-4444, nhgs.tec.va.us.
Parks and Recreation, Hampton, 727-6348; Newport News, 926-1400; Poquoson, 868-3580; Williamsburg, 259-3760; York County, 890-3500.
Peninsula Association for Sickle Cell Anemia, 838-4721.
Peninsula Care and Pregnancy Center, 827-0303.
Peninsula READS, teaches adults the literacy skills needed to participate fully in society, Hampton, 727-1097; Denbigh, 283-5776; peninsulareads.org.
Planned Parenthood, Hampton Health Center, 826-2198.
Protect Our Kids, for families with children exposed to community, domestic or school violence, 727-0651, protectourkids.net
Redevelopment & Housing Authorities, Hampton, 727-6337; Newport News, 928-2620; nnrha.com.
Salvation Army, Hampton, 838-4875; Williamsburg, 229-6651, _salvationarmyusa.org.
Social Security Administration, Newport News, 873-3914; Hampton, 728-0221.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), 800-932-8677, tops.org.
Transitions Family Violence Services, 722-2261, transitionsfvs.org.
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.
The Volunteer Center, matches people and skills with nonprofit organizations, 262-0190, www.1-800-volunteer.org.
Unemployment Claims Office for Hampton, 865-5800, virginiaworkconnect.com.
Upward Bound, teaches skills needed to succeed in college, 727-5307, hamptonu.edu.
Virginia Department of Veterans' Affairs, 825-7893, dvs.virginia.gov.
YMCA, Newport News, 245-0047; Hampton, 722-9044; Yorktown, 867-3300; Smithfield 365-4060; Mathews 804-725-1488; peninsulaymca.org.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun