COVID-19 Resources

About

Farmville Cares is a collective of area nonprofits coordinating to support our community and each other as we respond to COVID-19. Our goal is to provide a timely database of resources for individuals and families in need of critical assistance or those seeking a tangible way to support their community. Read more.


Peer-to-peer Volunteer Network

The Peer-to-Peer Volunteer Network matches volunteers with individuals who request assistance with grocery shopping, rides to the doctor, etc. Volunteers and those needing assistance can register below or by calling 434-414-1188 (open 7 a.m. – 7p.m.).


Local Resources

Directory Last Updated: 11:55 PM on March 31, 2020

Covid-19 Focused

Centra Southside Community Hospital

Contact Info

Phone: (434) 315-2445
Contact: Kerry Mossler
Website:  https://www.centrahealth.com/coronavirus
Email: kerry.mossler@centrahealth.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/centra.sch/

STEPS – COVID-19 Hotline

  • What we offer: resource and referral information for those negatively affected by COVID-19
  • How to get help: Call our 24/7 hotline at (877) 630-6458.
  • How we’ve been impacted:
    • STEPS Head Start is closed for the remainder of the school year. STEPS Early Head Start is closed until April 30, 2020 pending further guidance.
    • Recycling and shred operations will shut down at close of business Friday, 3/20 and will remain closed until further notice. 
    • Staff will telework with office phones forwarded to their cell phones; they will monitor voicemails and emails multiple times each day. Staff will have access to STEPS offices to ensure no citizen with an emergent need goes unserved.
  • Where to donate: Visit www.steps-inc.org/donate
Contact Info

Phone: (434) 390-1937
Website: www.stepsheadstart.com
Facebook: www.facebook/stepsheadstart/

Covid-19 Mental Health Resources

View a document of community curated mental health and pastoral care resources. View document here.

Peer-to-Peer Volunteer Network coordinated by the Interfaith Collective

  • What we offer: Volunteers to assist with grocery shopping, rides to medical appointments and other necessary chores.
  • How to get help: The request for volunteer assistance can also be submitted by calling 434-414-1188 (open 7 a.m. – 7p.m.) or by using this form.
  • How to support us: We are seeking volunteers to be paired with individual in need of assistance. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out this form.
  • Where to donate: Donations can be made on the Farmville Baptist Church website (farmvillebaptist.org). Go to the website and go to the bottom right side and click on “Giving Online”. Earmark the donation for “Interfaith Collective”.
Contact Info

Phone: (434) 390-0647
Contact: Patsy Watson

Family Needs

Southside Center for Violence Prevention (Madeline’s House)

  • What we offer: We offer temporary emergency shelter to those in imminent danger from domestic or sexual violence. Survivors of domestic violence who need help but do not need shelter are also served under Madeline’s House through community client support.
  • How to get help: 24-hour crisis hotline: 1-888-819-2926
  • How to support us: Monetary donations are always needed and appreciated. We also have a variety of volunteer needs.
  • Where to donate: https://www.scvpcares.org/Donate
Contact Info

Phone: (434) 394-3505
Website: www.scvpcares.org
Email: info@scvpcares.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Madelines-House-130813916992834/

Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia

  • What we offer: Help with pregnancy support, prenatal, infant care and parenting classes, post-abortion support, and infant care supplies.
  • How to get help: Call (434) 391-1011 during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.)
  • How to support us: donate baby wipes and diapers (particularly larger size diapers)
  • Where to donate: contact: www.pscfarmville.org/donate
    PO Box 281
    Farmville, VA 23901
  • How we’ve been impacted: office currently closed to the public to follow state recommendations to reduce community exposure; staff is still available to assist — call (434) 391-1011
Contact Info

Phone: (434) 391-1011
Email: info@pscsupport.org
Contact: Kathleen Holsopple Website: www.pscfarmville.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pscfarmville
Other notes: We are still available to meet individuals’ needs. If you or someone you know is in need of child or infant care supplies, please encourage them to call our office at (434) 391-1011 during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.).

Virginia Children’s Book Festival

Contact Info

Phone: (434) 390-6418
Contact: Nikki Kain Website: www.vachildrensbookfestival.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vachildrensbookfestival/

Central Virginia Regional Library

  • What we offer: Free WiFi outside each library building in Buckingham and Farmville, free books at the front door, online resources including: free downloads of e-books, audio books, movies, and music for all ages.
  • How to get help: You can reach us by telephone Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 noon for any questions you may have (434) 392-6924 or email rewing@cvrl.net
  • How we’ve been impacted: The Farmville and Buckingham libraries are closed until further notice in support of local and statewide efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19
Contact Info

Phone:
(434) 392-6924 (Farmville)
(434) 983-3848 (Buckingham)
Email: rewing@cvrl.net
Website: cvrl.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/centralvirginiaregionallibrary/

Food Providers

Prince Edward County Public Schools Food Service Department

  • What we offer: Meals to children ages 0-18
  • How to get help: 434-315-2100 ext. 3833 or Bruce.davis@pecps.k12.va.us 
  • How to support us: Share our feeding schedules and locations – Updated feeding schedule (pdf)
  • Where to donate:  PECPS Food Services | Attention Bruce Davis | Memo Food Services Donation
  • How we’ve been impacted: Our job is to feed children. That doesn’t stop when school is closed. We are feeding children now during the Covid-19 Crisis, we also provide meals to children during other school closures such as extended snow leave and we have an active summer feeding program.
Contact Info

Website: http://www.pecps.k12.va.us/about_/departments/support_services/office_of_food_service
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PECPS/
Phone:
(434) 315-2100 ext. 3833
Email: Bruce.davis@pecps.k12.va.us
Other notes: Where we offer off campus feeding during times like Covid-19, we feed all children ages 0-18 regardless of county affiliation or income level.

FACES

  • What we offer: emergency and supplementary food to qualified residents of Prince Edward County and parts of Cumberland, Nottoway and Charlotte counties
  • How to get help: distributions are carried out every Saturday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. from our warehouse at 482 Commerce Road, Farmville 
  • How to support us: Volunteers needed for bagging Thursday 3:30-5 p.m. and distribution to clients Saturday 7:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Where to donate:  FACES has no labor or administrative cost because it is 100% volunteer. FACES can buy food from FEEDMORE ( Central Virginia Food Bank) at reduced prices, so every dollar goes 5 to 10 times further than in the grocery store. Send donations to: FACES, PO Box 644, Farmville 23901 or on our website: facesfoodpantry.com
  • How we’ve been impacted: 
    • To keep our volunteers and clients safe we have switched to a drive-thru delivery method. Consequently we need more volunteers on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 and Saturdays from 7:30-10:30
Contact Info

Website:
https://www.facesfoodpantry.com/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/FACESFoodPantry/
Phone:
(434) 392-3588
Contact:
Ellery Sedgwick
Other notes: Weekly distributions are Saturday 8-10:30 a.m., 482 Commerce Road, Farmville. Please stay in your car and drive thru.

FACES Backpack Program

  • What we offer: weekend food supplies for elementary and middle school students
  • How to get help:  Contact your Prince Edward County school elementary and middle counselors.
  • How to support us: Volunteers are needed for packing and distribution on Thursdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. Also we can use more donations of foods and snacks for little hands. 
  • Where to donate: https://www.facesfoodpantry.com/donate or PO Box 644, Farmville, Va 23901
  • How we’ve been impacted: 
    • Since schools are closed, the Backpack Program will be distributing bags to registered participants and others with need at FACES during the regular Saturday distributions from 8:00 to 10:30. Just notify the attendant that your child should receive a Backpack.
Contact Info

Website:
https://www.facesfoodpantry.com/
Phone:
(434) 390-6485
Contact:
Joanna Baker

Meals on Wheels

  • What we offer: Home-delivered meals to elderly, disabled and homebound adults of Prince Edward County
  • How to get help: Email Cheryl Gibson at Nightingale9591@gmail.com
  • How to support us: Volunteer drivers, as well as monetary donations, are needed as we postponed our big fundraiser. 
  • Where to donate: https://mowpec.com/donate/
Contact Info

Website:
Mowpec.com
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/mowpec/

General

Salvation Army Prince Edward/Cumberland Service Unit

  • What we offer: We respond to requests to assist with rent, power bills or shelter.
  • How to get help: Call (434) 607-2399
  • How to support us: Volunteers and monetary donations to help us meet the needs
  • Where to donate: Use the contact information
Contact Info

Phone: (434) 607-2399
Email: mpreston@centurylink.net

United Way of Prince Edward County

  • What we offer: United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
  • How to get help: Visit our website https://www.uwprinceedward.org/
  • How to support us: Funding to assist our non-profit partners
  • Where to donate: United Way of Prince Edward County
    PO Box 122
    Farmville, VA 23901

Government Agencies

Prince Edward Dept. of Social Services

  • What we offer: Provides benefits and services to the citizens of Prince Edward County based on programs established by local, state and federal laws and policies. Some examples of these programs are child and adult services, foster care and adoption services, employment services, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
  • How to get help: Apply online at www.commonhelp.virginia.gov or to apply over the phone call the Customer Service Center at (855)635-4370 Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 6 pm.   
    • If you need to report a Child Abuse/Neglect complaint call: 800-552-7096.
    • For Adult Abuse/Neglect call the APS Hotline 888-832-3858.
  • How we’ve been impacted: We are mandated to have face-to-face interaction with abuse/neglect of children and adults. With COVID-19, this may be difficult.
  • Where to donate: Monetary donations can be sent to Prince Edward Social Services, 115 E. Third Street, Farmville, 23901 for a special welfare fund that assists clients pay rent, electric bills or purchase food.
Contact Info

Phone: (434) 392-3113, ext. 146
Website: princeedwardsocialservices.com

Health and Wellness

Crossroads Community Services Board

  • How to get help: 24/7 Emergency Mental Health Services 1-800-548-1688
  • How to support us: We need Personal Protection Equipment
  • How we’ve been impacted: Currently Crossroads Services are closed to the public except for emergencies. We are working through modified services and phone contacts to serve our vast numbers of clients and individuals.
Contact Info

Phone:
(434) 392-7049
Email:
sbaker@crossroadscsb.org
Website:
crossroadscsb.org

Heart of Virginia Free Clinic

  • What we offer: Free medical care to people in our area with no medical insurance.
  • How to get help: Medical clinic by appointment only on Tuesdays 6 to 9 p.m. Eligibility interviews Tuesday and Wednesday; call for details (434) 315 5701
  • How to support us: New physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, and nurses to volunteer are always welcome. Funding support is always needed for operating expenses and currently for costs of renovating new location. Help is needed to move iin April to new location (trucks and strong backs).
  • Where to donate: How can people donate to your work? Cash or check to Heart of Virginia Free Clinic. PO Box 142, Farmville, Va 23901
  • How we’ve been impacted:
    precautions include:
    • medical personnel advised not to continue to volunteer for age or health reasons
    • pharmacy now calling patients to fill prescriptions in advance
    • protective masks and gowns on hand if needed
Contact Info

Phone: (434) 315-5701
Contact: Pat Payne, RN, BSN
Other notes: We are a 501c3 corporation. Donations are tax deductible.

Southside VA Family YMCA

  • What we offer: We focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across communities.
  • How to get help: joshgravette@ymcava.org
  • How to support us: provide childcare to working parents and emergency workers
  • Where to donate: contact: joshgravette@ymcacva.org
  • How we’ve been impacted: Southside Virginia Family YMCA will be closed until March 29.
Contact Info

Phone: (434) 401-5729
Contact: Josh Gravette
Email: joshgravette@ymcacva.org
Other notes: The Southside Virginia Family YMCA will be closed until March 29, 2020

Piedmont Area Veterans Council

  • What we offer: We provide support to veterans, family members and caregivers of veterans.
  • How to get help: pavc23901@aol.com
  • How to support us: Use email to contact for more information.
  • Where to donate: PAVC, P.O. Box 872, Farmville, VA 23901

Housing and Utilities

Piedmont Habitat for Humanity

  • What we offer: Piedmont Habitat partners with individuals, churches, businesses, civic organizations, government, schools, and other nonprofits to help build homes and repair homes. We serve those in need of safe, decent, affordable housing in the counties of Prince Edward, Buckingham, Cumberland, Charlotte, and Nelson. The ReStore resells gently used donated furniture, household goods, appliances, and building materials.
  • How to get help: Fill out contact form on website. https://piedmonthabitat.org/this-is-your-habitat/contact.html
  • Where to donate: https://piedmonthabitat.org/make-an-impact/donate.html or Piedmont Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 816, Farmville, VA 23901
  • How we’ve been impacted:
    • We have suspended volunteers in our ReStore and build site for now which directly impacts completing current construction projects.  
    • We anticipate fundraising efforts will be impacted during this time, which could delay upcoming builds.
Contact Info

Phone: (434) 394-3001
Contact: (434) 394-3001
Website:  https://piedmonthabitat.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PiedmontHabitat
Other notes: We are currently in an open application period for our homeownership program. We are extending the deadline for applications from the previous date of March 31 to April 30. We are also reaching out to all of our current partner families to see what needs they may have in this time.

STEPS – Housing and Utilities assistance

  • What we offer: shelter for homeless individuals, energy assistance
  • How to get help: Homeless individuals may call (855) 955-5501 for assistance. Those needing energy assistance should contact our EnergyShare case manager at (434) 390-8838
  • How to support us: If anyone learns of a situation in which we may assist, please reach out to Christin Jackson, cdjackson@steps-inc.org or Sharon Harrup, sharrup@steps-inc.org.
  • Where to donate: Visit www.steps-inc.org/donate
  • How we’ve been impacted:
    • We are working diligently with Dominion in hopes of being able to use technology to process all qualified EnergyShare claims.
    • Dominion, Southside Electric Cooperative and the Town of Blackstone have announced they will not disconnect heating/cooling resources during this crisis.
Contact Info

Website:
https://www.steps-inc.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steps247
Homeless Hotline:
(855) 955-5501

Virginia Legal Aid Society

  • What we offer: free legal assistance to low income people
  • How to get help:  Call (866) 534-5243, email pamd@vlas.org, apply online at http://vlas.org/get-legal-help/ways-to-apply/.
    We are open for regular intake and advice by telephone Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
  • Where to donate: On our website at http://vlas.org/get-involved/support-vlas/ or by mail to Virginia Legal Aid Society, P.O. Box 6200, Lynchburg, VA 24505
  • How We’ve been impacted: 
    • Most staff is working remotely during this public health emergency; office hours are limited hours, usually 9 – 11 a.m. weekdays and by appointment.
    • Clients may need to fax or email documents and may need help from locations closer to their homes to do so.
Contact Info

Website:
vlas.org
Phone:
(434) 392-8108, ext. 604
Contact:
Pamela R. DeCamp
Email: pamd@vlas.org 

Pets

Southside SPCA

  • What we offer: loving dogs and cats available for adoption
  • How to get help:  Call 434-736-9595 or email info@southsidespca.org
  • How to support us: along with monetary donations, foster homes are needed for homeless animals as well as donations of bleach, cleaning supplies, cat litter, dog and cat food.
  • Where to donate: mail donations to 7352 Patrick Henry Highway, Meherrin, VA 23954
  • How We’ve been impacted: 
    • our primary adoption events are canceled so our shelter is overfilled
    • foster homes for homeless animals are currently needed
Contact Info

Website:
www.southsidespca.org
Phone:
(434) 736-9595
Email: info@southsidespca.org
Other notes: We greatly appreciate any donations during this time. Our primary adoption events are canceled, so our shelter is overfull. We need more foster homes as well.

Senior Care

Piedmont Senior Resources, Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

  • What we offer: support for the population over the age of 60 that includes transport of food, basic supplies and people. This can include care coordination for those who become ill. PSR is part of a state and national organization, Area Agencies on Aging.
  • How to get help: contact (434) 767-5588 or psr@psraaa.org
  • How to support us: helping to meet an increased demand for home delivered meals, wellness checks, grocery pickup, basic supplies and possibly non-emergency medical transportation.
  • Where to donate: https://www.psraaa.org/support-us.html
  • How we’ve been impacted:
    • PSR will be closed to the public effective at noon on 3/18. 
    • We have closed our congregate nutrition sites for at least 4 weeks as of 3/17.  
    • We will increase the number of home delivered meals.
Contact Info

Phone: (434) 767-5588
Email: psr@psraaa.org
Website: www.psraaa.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pscfarmville

Alzheimer’s Association

  • What we offer: The health and safety of our constituents, volunteers and staff remain our driver as we address the COVID-19 outbreak and as we continue to pursue our mission, today and in the longer term.
  • How to get help: During this time of uncertainty (and always) we are just a phone call away. Call our free 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 to speak confidentially with master’s-level care consultants for decision-making support, crisis assistance and education on issues families face every day. Please check our website, alz.org/seva, for details on support group meetings and other events. Also, for caregiving tips during this time, please click here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tips for Dementia Caregivers
  • How to support us: Please let families know that while the Alzheimer’s Association staff is working remotely, operations will continue to support our mission. As always, the Alzheimer’s Association is available to you 24/7 for around-the-clock care and support at 1-800-272-3900.
  • Where to donate: https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2?df_id=32112&32112.donation=form1
  • How we’ve been impacted: Local support groups are now offered virtually or by phone throughout the week. Please check alz.org/seva for details.
Contact Info

Phone: (757) 383-8592
Contact: Keri Jewett-Scherrer, Family Programs Manager, Alzheimer’s Association
Email: infoseva@alz.org
Website: www.alz.org/seva


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