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.