Family Support

Blue Ridge Care Connection for Children

853 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903

1-866-596-9367 or 434-924-0222

Child health care needs/case management

Provide children with special health needs with resources to allow them care (medical visits, social/community resources, etc.)

Care Connection para los Ninos

same as above but aimed toward hispanic population in Cville

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)

Children are more likely to succeed when their parents are involved academically. Parents can advocate for their children's needs when they know their rights and have access to community resources. PEATC HELPS FAMILIES • Negotiate the education and service maze. • Effectively communicate their children's needs. • Experience and enjoy the power of partnerships and successful collaborations. • Foster self-advocacy and self-determination in their children and youth.

WWW.PEATC.ORG |8003 FORBES PLACE, SUITE 310 SPRINGFIELD, VA 22151 |1-800-869-6782

Virginia Dept. of Health Safety Seat Distribution and Education Program


Apply online

Free child safety seat

Prevent Blindness Healthy Eyes Eyeglass Program

11618 Busy Street Richmond, VA 23236

Provide eyeglass frames for families who don't have vision benefits

The Hospital Education Program 

UVa Children's Hospital


Students with health needs in schools

Community Housing Partners (CHP) Energy Solutions 

126 S. Bayard Avenue Waynesboro, VA 22980

(540) 949-5879

Provides healthy, economical homes to own or rent and related supportive services designed to encourage personal and community success.

City of Charlottesville Free Smoke Detector


free smoke alarms to all CVille residents


Community Attention Foster Families

907 East Jefferson Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 970-3353

Fax: (434) 970-3577

Services: A system of private families, trained to provide residential placement for children between birth and 21.  Supervise foster families in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties.


Community Attention Community Based Services

907 East Jefferson Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 970-3353

Fax: (434) 970-3577


  • Teens GIVE Service-Learning - Youth Volunteer Activities and Character Education

  • Community Attention Youth Internship Program (CAYIP)- paid internships year-round (summer scholarships for Charlottesville residents)

  • Life Skills Groups - Anger management, job readiness, educational support, and independent living skills

  • Community Supervision Program (CSP) - Case management, counseling, assessment, diversion, and supervisory services


Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries (CALM)

1201 5th Street SW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 970-2077

Services: Partnership among residents and faith based agencies to provide whole-family, holistic ministry, with incentive-based programming, after-school, and summer-based programs.  Serves Fifeville/Prospect neighborhoods only.


Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

818 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 971-7515

Fax: (434) 971-3060

Services: To recruit, train and support volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court system and to educate the community about the needs of these children.


Bright Stars

Albemarle County Department of Social Services

Address: 1500 5th Street, Suite A, Charlottesville, VA, 22903

Phone: (434) 972-4010

Services: Preschool program for four year-olds that provides early learning experiences and comprehensive social supports for students and families, focusing on risk factors that can prevent academic and social success throughout the school years.


DePaul Community Resources

552 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (434) 977-9847

Fax: (434) 977-2809

Services: Family preservation programs for foster care and adoption, community-based services programs for children and families, independent living for young people transitioning to adulthood, services for individuals with developmental disabilities, residential care in our group homes, day support programs.


Albemarle County Family Support

Albemarle County Department of Social Services

Family Support Program Coordinator

Address: 1500 5th Street, Suite A, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 972-4010

Services: School-based pre-placement prevention program based in ten Albemarle County elementary schools and three middle schools. Provides case management services including assisting families with access to health, education, legal, housing and social services, improving the safety and security of their family members; helping families move toward self-sufficiency and ensuring parents and school staff members work together for successful school performance outcomes. There is an emphasis on supporting school attendance and facilitating summer enrichment opportunities for the children.


Foothills Child Advocacy Center

1106 East High Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 971-7233

Services: Forensic interview, prevention and education, multidisciplinary team coordination to support and reduce trauma in children who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse or sexual assault.


Head Start (Monticello Area Community Action Agency)

1025 Park St. Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: 434-295-3171

Services:  Head Start provides a comprehensive early childhood development program for three- and four- year-old children from families in greatest need. Head Start children participate in a wide range of educational activities designed to enhance school readiness. Family Advocates provide case management support, assist parents in addressing social service needs, and help parents attain family management and parenting skills.


Jefferson Area Children's Health Improvement Program (CHIP)

1469 Greenbrier Place Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (434) 964-4700

Fax: (434) 964-4774

Services: Provides maternal and child health and parenting education through home visits with pregnant teens and women and children from 0 to 6 years old and their parent(s) or caregiver(s) for residents of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna or Louisa.


ReadyKids, Inc.

1000 East High Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 296-4118

Fax: (434) 295-2638

Services: Child care quality training for home and center-based child care programs, trauma-focused counseling, teen counseling programs, maternal and child health and parenting education through home visits and play groups with pregnant teens and women and children up to 5 years old, early childhood skills training to teach positive social and emotional skills (self-control, making friends, expressing feelings, accepting differences, and making safe and healthy choices), parenting skills programs for fathers incarcerated at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail or fathers living in Charlottesville or Albemarle.


International Rescue Committee

609 East Market Street, Suite 104, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 979-7772

Services: Affordable housing, matches refugees with volunteer mentors, facilitates school enrollment for children, and makes referrals for medical care and other necessary services to support resettlement; employment services, education and integration, family support, parenting education, school liaison support and crisis intervention services to aid refugees’ adjustment to their new home; interpretation services with over 70 community groups; connection to family reunification, permanent residency, and U.S. citizenship experts; community education and outreach.


Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA)

1025 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (434) 295-3171

Services: Head Start, housing and intensive case management for families facing homelessness in our community (Hope House), academic achievement support high school students from low income families out of poverty (Project Discovery), food pantry, thrift shop, and rural community outreach.


Runaway Emergency Services Program of Charlottesville

1000 E. High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 296-4118

Services: Free crisis and ongoing counseling to youth 12 and older who have run away or are at risk of running away or being homeless. Also offers emergency shelter in host homes and a local group home for up to 21 days to provide a safe place for teens to stay while working to resolve the issues that led to them leaving home.