Child Day Care Scholarships
Enabling children from infancy through preschool in lower income working families to benefit from an intergenerational learning environment in a new facility where children's natural sense of wonder and curiosity are cultivated and nurtured.
Sliding Fee Scale
To make high-quality childcare affordable for all families, regardless of income, enabling parents to work or attend school.
Childcare Tuition Assistance
The purpose of this program is to provide a high quality early childhood education that is accessible to all families regardless of income.
Parenting Education and Support (PEAS) and GrandPEAS
Providing parents with parenting education, support, and referrals in order to give their children the best start in life.
Enhanced School-Based Mentoring Program Providing one-to-one mentoring relationships to children facing adversity in order to increase the percent of third-grade students testing at grade level in reading.
Summer Reading Program
Providing children with an opportunity to develop their reading skills through small-group reading instruction so that they are more likely to meet third-grade reading proficiency levels and prevent the loss of reading skills that often occurs during the summer months.
Project 4T: Teaching Teens and Tots Together
Overcoming the educational barriers of teen parents at Harrisonburg High School by offering child-care and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for their infant and preschool children.
Supporting limited English proficient (LEP) students in reaching their maximum potential through year round advocacy and supplemental instructional and enrichment activities that foster academic and social success.
Career Enrichment Projects for Middle School Youth
Providing safe, supervised care and academic assistance with a strong focus on reading and health education through daily learning opportunities to improve academic performance, reduce at risk behaviors, and bridge the 6000 hour learning gap proven to affect children growing up in poverty for students grade k-4.
Affordable Before & After School Care
Providing a safe, affordable place where academic enrichment, character building and recreational activities are offered to at risk children so that they will not be home alone before and after school.
Legal Assistance to Low-Income Families in Crisis
Ensuring that low-income families and individuals in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County have meaningful access to high quality legal assistance in civil (not criminal) matters of critical importance affecting their ability to be self-sufficient, including such basic needs as shelter, protecting their limited income and resources, accessing sources of financial assistance and public benefits, and attacking conditions that hinder their ability to be economically and socially self-sufficient.
Aiding families and individuals who are in crisis and facing hardship by providing financial and non-monetary need through housing, heat, electricity, medical needs, food, education and transportation.
Helping recently homeless families with dependent children become established in their community and become increasingly self-sufficent by assisting with unmet needs which would otherwise de-stabilize their housing placement.
Centralized Housing Intake Program
This is the regional emergency response to housing crises; it serves as the primary vehicle for coordinated assessment and referral of clients to emergency shelter, homeless prevention, and rapid re-housing providers within the Central Shenandoah Valley.
Case Management Services
To empower low-income immigrants and refugees to establish and maintain economic stability and access to health care, through working relationships that honor dignity and encourage self-sufficiency.
Empowering Adults Through Literacy
Providing individual, goal-centered literacy instruction to non-literate or low-literacy community members to improve self-sufficiency and independence.
WorkCars: Down Payments to Help Low-Income Working Families Purchase a Good Used Vehicle
Assuring that low-income working families have safe, affordable, and legal transportation to work and other essential destinations.
WorkCars: Assistance with Urgent Vehicle Problems for Low-Income Working Families
Keeping low-income working families mobile so they can remain employed and care for their families.
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
Providing trained volunteer advocates for children victims of abuse or neglect before the 26th Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court to represent the best interests of the child and provide them with a voice in the courtroom, school systems, and the community at large.
Sliding Fee Scale
Providing affordable, professional mental health services including individual, group, and family counseling for the low-income and Spanish-speaking populations.
Sexual Abuse, Response, Treatment and Prevention
Providing a comprehensive, trauma-informed system of care to child victims of sexual abuse and their families, while offering community education to prevent future abuse from occuring.
Circles of Support
Increasing the quality of life for persons with brain injury in our community by increasing independence and self-sufficiency, increasing participation in meaningful, productive activities, and ensuring physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Providing support, safety and emergency shelter to adult victims and their children who have been physically, mentally, sexually, economically and/or verbally abused by an intimate partner or household member, to help them break free of the violent relationship.
Adult Day Care Scholarships
Giving frail, elderly, and disabled adults a safe, supervised and stimulating environment while their caregivers can continue their employment.
Hand-in-Hand Resource Mothers Program
Supports pregnant and parenting teens with limited resources or access to prenatal care, connecting them to a variety of services that will ensure a healthy pregnancy and well-being for a healthy baby and mother and achievement of educational goals giving them opportunities for life long success.
Healthcare for the Homeless Suitcase Clinic
Providing transportation services for homeless clients to access medical, dental, and behavioral health services.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Equipping teens, parents and community members with education and skills that allow young people to make the healthiest decisions for themselves when it comes to sex and relationships.
Youth Data Survey
Examining the current and longitudinal trends around local youth risk behaviors and produce data that enables the community to develop priority areas around youth issues.
Enabling low-income homeowners, who are elderly or who have a disability, to remain in their own safe, accessible and healthy home for as long as they are able.
Healthy Families of the Blue Ridge
Providing first time, at-risk parents with education and support utlizing national evidence-based home visiting protocol as well as an evidence-based parenting curriculum designed to promote positive parent-child interaction, optimal child health and development.
The GOLD Team (Growing Opportunities for Lifelong Development)
Maximizing the independence of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and meeting the needs of local organizations/businesses through mutually beneficial community-based activities.
The Kids on the Block
Providing community education and change attitudes among child participants through scripted puppetry programs which address various disabilities, differences, safety and social concerns in a variety of community organizations.
Meals on Wheels
This program addresses the nutritional risks of persons 60 years of age and older who are unable to secure adequate nutrition due to mobility, health, and / or financial constraints thereby improving health, quality of life, and independence of older adults in their homes and communities.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Education
Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) is designed to empower adults to better manage their chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain and heart disease with the goal of giving individuals confidence and skills to allow them to actively manage their health care and reduce unnecessary visits to the Emergency Department or the physician.