Community resources


  • NRCA is a private 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization serving Radford City and the Counties of Montgomery, Giles, Floyd and Pulaski in rural southwestern Virginia. A well-known proponent of self-sufficiency, NRCA offers “A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out” to local families in need. We strive to achieve our purpose through community organization and empowerment, helping local communities to recognize and alleviate their own poverty conditions. 


    NRCA works with our community’s most vulnerable residents including the homeless, ex-offenders, the disabled, and struggling young families. We coordinate with approximately 1,000 local volunteers to offer a variety of programs to improve the lives of over 12,000 people each year. Some services address basic needs such as food, shelter, and employment. Comprehensive early childhood programs promote school readiness, healthy families, and effective parenting. 


    Programs include Head Start, Children’s Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP), Homeless and Housing Programs (Rapid Re-housing, Homeless Prevention, Housing Counseling, Renter Education Workshops), VA CARES services to ex-offenders, SwiftStart job training and access to child care, AmeriCorps, Emergency Assistance and Food Pantries Programs, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Floyd County Backpack Program and To Our House homeless men’s thermal shelter.

  • The Children’s Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) of New River Valley continually builds and maintains a network of local public/private partnerships to improve the health status of young children in need and to support and enhance their family’s ability to move toward self-sufficiency. CHIP builds on family strengths and promotes family empowerment. 


    The purpose of CHIP is to assist low-income families with children through age 6 and pregnant women with access to medical and dental services and act as a link to other human service organizations/providers in the NRV. The CHIP model is unique to the New River Valley in that it offers comprehensive case management in the home where children receive consistent and comprehensive care in a familiar setting. CHIP services, provided by a nurse and a home visitor team, include helping families make and keep appointments and follow physician recommendations, educational home visits, parenting education, helping families set and reach personal and family goals, transportation to medical and dental appointments, medical case management, and referrals to other community-based services to help meet the multifaceted needs of families. All services emphasize prevention and early intervention.

     

    CHIP of New River Valley is funded by CHIP of Virginia, the United Way/Fund, the United Fund of Giles County, the Virginia Department of Social Services-Promoting Safe and Stable Families, foundations, private donations and other local, state and federal funds.

  • Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Proverbs 19:20


    Nobody’s life is perfect. Life is full of ups, downs, and many transitions in-between. Most of the time when we experience challenging situations, we can lean on friends, family members, or our Community Groups. Sometimes, however, problems become more complex and we need the guidance of professionals. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, are going through a life transition, or are struggling in a relationship, we want to help connect you with a competent Christian counselor.


    Each counselor, therapist, psychologist, and psychiatrist we recommend has been carefully screened by Blue Ridge Church for his or her professional expertise, quality of care, and genuine Christian values.

  • Click here for a list of community resources for Montgomery County, Va.

  • Click here for a list of community resources for Pulaski County, Va.

  • Click here for a list of community resources for Giles County.

  • Click here for a list of community resources for Floyd County.