This information sheet is designed to give you contact and location information for area social services including soup kitchen meals, emergency shelter, public benefits, clothing, mental health, substance abuse, peer support, domestic violence response, and ways to get referrals to other providers in this community:


Soup Kitchens

Charlottesville Daily lunches 12:00-1:00 pm

Monday: First United Methodist, 101 E Jefferson St

Tuesday: Christ Episcopal Church,103W Jefferson St

Oct-Apr First Baptist Church 632 West Main Street

Wednesday: First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St

Thursday: Holy Comforter, 208 E Jefferson Street

Friday: 1-2 pm First Baptist Church, 735 Park St.

Other Meals

Salvation Army #1 on map 207 Ridge St 295-4058

Monday-Sat: Breakfast/continental 6:00 am/Dinner 5:45 pm

Sun: Breakfast 9:00 am/Lunch 1:00 pm / No Dinner

The Haven #2 on map

112 West Market Street 973-1234

7 Days a Week: Breakfast 7:30 am Sunday lunch at 1:00 pm


DSS accept applications for many programs including food stamps, Medicaid, fuel assistance, and others. All are eligible to apply. A permanent mailing address is not required.

Albemarle, 972-4010, 1600 5th Street, Charlottesville

Charlottesville, 970-3400, 120 7th St NE, City Hall Annex #3 on map

Fluvanna, 842-8221, Rt 15 Carysbrook Complex, Fork Union

Greene, 985-5246, 10009 Spotswood Trail, Stanardsville

Louisa, 540-967-1320, 103 McDonald Street, Louisa

Nelson, 263-7160, 203 Front Street, Lovingston


Salvation Army Emergency Shelter # 1 on map

295-4058 207 Ridge Street

Walk-in emergency shelter for men, women and families

10:00am-10:00pm. Police escort required after 10:00 p.m.

PACEM Men’s 465-1392 Women’s 465-7521

Seasonal emergency shelter of last resort for men & women, operates October 28th, to early April.

Nightly check-in is required at 5:30 at The Haven

Intake at The Haven 112 West Market Street #2 on map

Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE): Hotline 293-8509 24 hr shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Must call hotline and be screened for admittance.

ReadyKids-Runaway Emergency Services

(Ages 12-17) 24-hour hotline 972-7233


Regional Information & Referral:

Thomas Jefferson Area United Way

Maintains a list of community services and offers free information and referral 806 E High Street,

434-972-1703 or toll-free at 800-230-6977

Love INC

Links people in need to a network of local churches

M-F 9:00am - 4:00pm, 977-7777

AIM (Alliance of Inter-Faith Ministries): 972-1704

Help with rent, utilities, prescriptions

The Haven

In-house referrals to social service providers, free information & referral, coordinated assessment, 434-973-1234


Food Stamp Program: (apply at DSS)

Households with little or no income or resources are eligible for expedited (7 day) food stamps.

Emergency Food Bank CHAR/ALB 979-9180

Orders by phone weekdays 9am-12pm. Pick-up 1:30-

3:30pm. Get a 3-day supply of food once per month. More if by agency referral. On Harris Street.

Holy Comforter Food Bank

208 East Jefferson Street

Emergency food bank open 10:00am Tues, Wed & Fri

Loaves and Fishes: 996-7868 2050 Lamb’s Road near AHS


Region Ten Community Services Board

24-Hr Crisis Line 972-1800

Region Ten Recovery Support Line 970-1455

Mohr Center 979-8871 1014 East Market Street,

Charlottesville. Provides shelter to men at risk of arrest for

public intoxication & substance addiction treatment.

Alcoholics Anonymous 800-777-1515

Narcotics Anonymous 979-8298

Alateen (program for teens) 296-7128


Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department 972-6200; STD and HIV testing, immunizations, family planning, WIC.

Charlottesville Free Clinic 296-5525, 1138 Rose Hill Drive, Suite 200; The CFC is a volunteer community health support system that provides non-emergency medical care, a pharmacy for its patients and limited dental and psychiatric services.

Neighborhood Family Health Center, 227-5264,

901 Preston Ave. Ste 301. Central Virginia Health Services is a non-profit community health center offering comprehensive care: medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy.

Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge, 296-1000 ext 207, 2964 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville; Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health, education and information services which includes gynecology exams, STD testing, pregnancy testing and contraceptives.

Teen Health Center, 982-0090, University Corner;

Serves youth under age 20 for routine health care services: sports physicals, checkups, immunizations, family planning, pregnancy testing/ prenatal care, sexually transmitted disease evaluation/ treatment and minor illness.

University of Virginia Hospital 1222 Jefferson Park Avenue, 924-2231 Public medical institute operating 24 hours a day with emergency services and primary care providers for all aspects of health.


Albemarle Baptist Association

977-6876, 815 Bolling Ave.

Charlottesville Pregnancy Center

979-8888, 320 W Main St.

Church of the Brethren

973-3639, 1225 E Rio Road

Twice Is Nice 293-8319, 923B Preston Plaza

Salvation Army Thrift Store, 295-4058


Mental Health America

Info & referral 977-4673

Region Ten Community Services Board

24-Hr Crisis Line 972-1800 Comprehensive mental health and substance addiction treatment, wounded warrior, psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery and support services.

On Our Own of Charlottesville #4 on map

979-2440 123 4th St NW

Peer-run mental health organization that works with

individuals who acknowledge mental health issues.

PATH Services: Assisting homeless persons with mental illness to access treatment and transition from homelessness.

Region Ten CSB 972-1800

On Our Own of Charlottesville 979-2440

ReadyKids Runaway Emergency Services (Ages 12-18)

Runaway/crisis hotline 972-7233


Legal Aid Justice Center

977-0553, 1000 Preston Avenue - Free legal representation on noncriminal matters to income-eligible people in this area

Virginia Workforce Center One-Stop

977-2662, 2211 Hydraulic Road - Information and referral on job training, education and job-search tools and opportunities

VA Outpatient Center

590 Peter Jefferson Parkway Ste 250, 293-3890

Veteran’s Administration 877-434-3838, Weekly outreach at The Haven, access services, housing vouchers


Sexual Assault Resource Agency 

295-7273 24 hour hotline 434-977-7273

1013 Little High Street

Sexual assault prevention and education, counseling and advocacy for people who have been sexually assaulted

Shelter for Help in Emergency Hotline 293-8509

24 hr shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Must call hotline and be screened for admittance.


Literacy Volunteers of America

provides free tutoring in reading, writing, and English as a

Second Language. 418 7th Street SE, 977-3838

Adult learning Center

245-2817, 935A Second Street SE, GED testing & classes