Our History

In 1988, several congregations worked in concert with the Chesterfield Colonial Heights Department of Social Services and came together to create an alliance to address the unmet emergency needs of residents of our community. 

Our vision was to create a collaboration between community members and social service agencies to:

  • align with local congregations to equip workers with resources beyond mandated resources

  • avoid duplication of services

  • implement a united approach to discern genuine acute needs from chronic ongoing needs

To that end, we provide emergency assistance to area residents in Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Prince George through food and financial assistance, a women's career clothes cottage, and a Thanksgiving Meal Program.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide food, financial assistance, and career clothing to area residents who have experienced or are experiencing an emergency situation that threatens their survival needs.

Our Values

At CCHASM, we hold several core values.​

We will serve in an impartial manner with empathy and sincere concern for all.


We respect the inherent differences of all and are committed to providing unbiased services.


We will work together as a team in partnership with various community resources to effectively respond to the needs of our clients.


We will be good stewards of all resources entrusted to the organization by using defined and measurable business standards and practices. 


We will invest our time and resources to actively pursue and support CCHASM.


We will be truthful and ethical in all we do and

to all we serve.