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Service Sites

Our partner Community Action Agencies provide a wide range of services for all individuals with emergency needs. If you are seeking assistance, but aren’t an ex-offender, please contact the agency nearest you:

Alexandria Office of Community Services: (703) 746-5919

Lynchburg Community Action Group: www.lyncag.org/

New River Community Action: www.swva.net/nrca

Office of Human Affairs (Hampton/Newport News): www.ohainc.org

People, Inc. (Abingdon): www.peopleinc.net

Pittsylvania Co. Community Action: www.pccainc.org

RCAP/CAPUP (Richmond Area): www.capup.org

Support to Eliminate Poverty (Franklin Co.): www.stepinc.com

Total Action Against Poverty (Roanoke Valley): www.tapintohope.org

If none of our partners are in your area, please visit VACAP’s statewide listing of Community Action Agencies: http://vacap.org/Members/members.cfm

Other Reentry Service Providers

Virginia CARES is part of the PAPIS Coalition of Offender Reentry Service Providers. All of our partners provide services to offenders and/or ex-offenders. If you cannot locate a Virginia CARES office in your area, you may be near one of our partners:

Colonial Community Corrections Transitional Services Program (Williamsburg): 757-564-2311

Northern Neck Community Corrections (Warsaw): www.nnrj.state.va.us

Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Facility (Winchester): (540) 665-6374

Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington Co: www.oaronline.org

Offender Aid and Restoration of Fairfax: www.oarfairfax.org

Offender Aid and Restoration—Jefferson Area (Charlottesville): www.oar-jacc.org

Offender Aid and Restoration of Richmond: www.oarric.org

Step Up, Inc.: stepupincorporated.com/

Participants and Families

Below are informative links for services and benefits you may find useful:

211 Virginia (Statewide Service Provider Listing): www.211virginia.org

Earned Income Tax Credit: www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96406,00.html

Energy Assistance: www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/ea/index.html

Food Stamps/SNAP: www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/foodstamp.html

Medicaid/FAMIS: www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/me_famis/index.html

Social Security and Disability Benefits: www.ssa.gov

Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF): www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/tanf/index.html

Assistance with Legal/Criminal Justice/Prison Issues

Assisting Families of Inmates: www.afoi.org

Virginia ACLU: www.acluva.org

Virginia CURE: www.vacure.org/chapters.php

Virginia Department of Corrections: www.vadoc.state.va.us

Virginia Legal Aid Society: www.vlas.org

Virginia Post-Conviction Assistance Project: (804) 643-6845

Voting Rights

Ex-felons who wish to have their rights restored must apply through the Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office: www.soc.state.va.us/JudicialSystem/Clemency/restoration.cfm

For assistance with completing these forms, please contact your local Virginia CARES office or other reentry provider, or the Virginia ACLU: www.acluva.org/restoreourvote/aboutus.html

Those interested in having other rights restored (such as firearms rights) should contact their local court system.

Employers

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit allows you to help your bottom line by helping our participants. Please view the following links for more information:

www.doleta.gov/business/Incentives/opptax/
www.vec.virginia.gov/vecportal/employer/wotc.cfm