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Educational Resources

Below are regional social services agency resources. Please consult your local social services agency for more detailed information If you are a Chesterfield, Chester, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Colonial Heights, or Prince George county resident, please find below various emergency financial assistance resources.

Want a food pantry appointment? Call our Client Services Team at 804-796-2749, click here to access the CCHASM Food Pantry app, or use the online Food Pantry Form Appointment Request Form.  Download the Client Service Food Pantry and Resource List.

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Regional Resources

Here are website links and telephone contact

information for the local government

agencies in our service area.

Chesterfield County Social Services 804-748-1100

Dinwiddie County Social Services 804-469-4524 x1144

Prince George County Social Services 804-733-2650

Petersburg Social Services 804-861-4720

Colonial Heights Social Services 804-748-1100

Hopewell Social Services 804-541-2330

Regional Organizations

211 Virginia or dial 2-1-1

Low-income Household Water Assistance Program

1-888-373-9908 - Out of funding as of 7/7/23

Chesterfield Salvation Army (804) 225-7470
Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People (CAPUP)

(804) 788-0050

Commonwealth Catholic Charities (804) 285-5900 Out of funding as of 8/31/23

Petersburg Hope Center (804) 861-3470

Chesterfield Public Aid (804) 318-8777

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society 1-800-868-1012, 1-800-390-9983 or 1-866-534-5243 or intake online at

Housing Resources 

Housing Resource Line 804-422-5061

Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot (VERP) 

Homeward Virginia
Rent Relief Program 1-833-736-8735

Homeless Connection ( 804) 982-0813

Other Food Resources

1. Chesterfield Farmer's Market

2. No Child Hungry - Summer Meals Program

Click here to find free meals or text "food" or "comida" to 304-304. 

Via a program hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, children can receive free breakfast and lunch at sites, including throughout Chesterfield County. 

  • On a first come, first served basis, free breakfast and lunch will be available to all children ages 1-18.

  • Meals must be eaten on-site.

  • Texting “food” or “comida” to 304-304 provides information about nearby meal sites.

Regional News

COVID-era Emergency SNAP benefits to end this month in Virginia (Progress-Index)

SNAP Benefits returning to pre-pandemic levels; food insecurity implications

NBC12 News (January 2023)


Advocates Working to Protect 1000 Facing Eviction

FoxRichmond News (January 2023)

Housing Evictions Rising

NBC12 News (April 2022)

Transportation Services (Shared, On Demand, Public)

Access Chesterfield  

Access on Demand (Chesterfield)

Local and Regional Resources
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