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Helpful hands in Williamsburg and James City County

Helpful hands

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

AIDS-HIV, Williamsburg, 220-4606.

Alzheimer's, Williamsburg, 221-7272, alzseva.org.

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 Greater Williamsburg, 229-3535, thearcgw.org.

Arthritis, Newport News, 886-6700, bshr.com; Williamsburg, 259-4233, arthritis.org.

Avalon: Center for Women and Children Children in Crisis, 258-5051, avaloncenter.org.

Bacon Street, adolescent substance abuse, prevention and treatment program, 253-0111, baconstreet.org

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

Breast Cancer, Newport News, 886-6700, bshr.com; Williamsburg, 259-4233, sentara.com; Suffolk, 934-4628, obici.com; Hampton, 594-1939, sentara.com.

Breastfeeding, Williamsburg, 259-4233, sentara.com.

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.

Child and Family Connection, resource and referral agency to find quality childcare, 229-7940, childandfamilyconnection.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.

Colonial Services Boards, mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services, Williamsburg, 220-3200; Grafton, 898-7926; colonialcsb.org.

Community Action Agency, serving the economically disadvantaged, Williamsburg-James City County, 229-9332; actionagency.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.

Department of Rehabilitative Services, Newport News/Hampton, 865-4863; Williamsburg, 253-4817; vadrs.org.

Diabetes, Newport News, 866-6700, bshr.com; Williamsburg, 259-4233, sentara.com; Suffolk, 934-4879, obici.com.

Divorce, support group, Williamsburg, 229-8293.

Domestic violence, Williamsburg, Avalon, 258-5051, avaloncenter.org; Middle Peninsula, Laurel Shelter, office 804-695-0542, hotline 804-694-5552.

Fibromyalgia, Williamsburg, 259-4233, sentara.com.

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.

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.

Home-delivered meals, Hampton/Newport News/York County, 873-0541; Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels, 229-9250.

Hospice Support Care of Williamsburg, 253-1220, williamsburghospice.org.

Housing Partnerships, home repairs for low-income families and senior citizens, based on meeting application criteria and other guidelines, 221-0225, housingpartnerships.org.

Information and Referral Services, First Call, Newport News, 594-4636; Williamsburg, 229-2222.

Insulin pump, Williamsburg, 259-4233.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts, Hampton, 727-6147; Newport News, 926-3603; Williamsburg/James City County, 564-2200; York County/Poquoson, 890-3470.

Juvenile Services, James City/Gloucester/Poquoson/Williamsburg/York County, 890-3490.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 800-955-4572, leukemia-lymphoma.org.

Meals on Wheels, 229-9250, Williamsburg; 873-0541, Newport News; 850-9600, Hampton.

Mental Health Services, Colonial Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, Williamsburg, 220-3200; Grafton, 898-7926.

Mothers of Multiples, Williamsburg, 229-3708; Newport News, 886-6700.

New moms, 259-4233, sentara.com.

Parks and Recreation, Hampton, 727-6348; Newport News, 926-1400; Poquoson, 868-3580; Williamsburg, 259-3760; York County, 890-3500.

Salvation Army, Hampton, 838-4875; Williamsburg, 229-6651, _salvationarmyusa.org.

Stroke, for stroke patients and their families, Williamsburg, 229-4636; Suffolk, 934-4627; Peninsula, 928-8327; riversideonline.com.

The United Way of Greater Williamsburg serves Williamsburg and James City, New Kent, Charles counties, uwgw.org.

United Way Helpline and volunteer center, 229-2222, uwgw.org.

Women Survivors of Avalon Domestic Violence Shelter, support for dealing with childhood sexual violence/abuse, 258-5022.

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