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To make the biggest impact on those affected by the March 20 fires, consider donating to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts HERE.

TimelyCare – Telehealth Program for All Students

Struggling to make ends meet? Single Stop can help!

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What is Single Stop?
We know that in order to succeed in the classroom, your needs must be met outside of the classroom. Single Stop connects students to local community and government resources for food, healthcare, and other needs. Single Stop is an online screening tool that can estimate in minutes what supplemental resources students might be eligible to receive, like:

  1. Government Benefits (SNAP, WIC, etc.)
  2. Educational Resources
  3. Community Support
  4. Health Insurance Options (Medicaid, health insurance marketplace plans)

It’s available to all students, whether you take classes full-time, part-time, in-person or remotely. Single Stop staff is available to assist students in accessing these resources. To complete the online Single Stop screener, please click here. If you have any questions or need help getting started, email us at [email protected].

Steps to Completing a Single Stop Screener

  1. Go to the website.
  2. Click “Sign Up” or “Let’s Get Started!”: Use your email address or phone number to start the confidential screener.  You will be sent a verification code that will be used to continue the screener.
  3. Fill in your information: Take 5-10 minutes to fill in your information. It will automatically calculate your eligibility.
  4. Submit: Make sure you hit the “send” button. A Single Stop staff member will contact you to discuss resources you may be eligible for.

Child Care Assistance

The Virginia Child Care Subsidy Program assists families in paying child care costs for children under age 13, or children with special needs under age 18 who reside with the applicant. If you are approved for services, the subsidy program can pay a portion of your child care costs directly to the child care provider.

The Search for Child Care web tool provides facility information and inspection reports for licensed and religiously exempt child care centers, licensed and voluntarily registered family day homes and certified pre-schools.

If you would like personal assistance in finding child care, contact Child Care Aware of Virginia at 866-543-7852.

Crisis/Emergency Services

Frederick County

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 540-662-6162
  • Fire and Rescue EMS Dispatch: 540-662-6162

City of Winchester

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 540-662-4131
  • Fire and Rescue EMS Dispatch: 540-662-4131

Fauquier County:

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 540-347-3300
  • Fire and Rescue EMS Dispatch: 540-347-3300

Rappahannock County:

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency:540-675-5300
  • Fire and Rescue EMS Dispatch: 540-675-5300

Shenandoah County

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 540-459-6100
  • Fire and Rescue EMS Dispatch: 540-459-6100

Warren County

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 540-635-4128
  • Fire and Rescue EMS Dispatch: 540-635-4128

Page County

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 540-843-0911
  • Fire and Rescue EMS Dispatch: 540-843-0911

Laurel Ridge Community College Campus Police

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency Middletown Campus: 540-868-SAFE
  • Non-Emergency Fauquier Campus: 540-351-1555
  • Non-Emergency Luray Campus: 540-743-5343
  • Fire and Rescue EMS Dispatch Middletown Campus: 540-662-6162
  • Fire and Rescue EMS Dispatch Fauquier Campus: 540-347-3300
  • Fire and Rescue EMS Dispatch Luray Campus: 540-843-0911

If you’re feeling alone and struggling or are in crisis, please contact Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by Calling or Texting 988.

Search Virginia 211 or dial 2-1-1 TOLL FREE to find community services and programs in your area.

Concern Hotline established in 1968, is a volunteer-operated hotline providing crisis intervention, suicide prevention and information and referral services, to anyone in need, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. The hotline services Lord Fairfax Planning District 7 (LFPD7). The hotline also contracts with Northwestern Community Services Board (NWCSB) to provide 24-hour crisis care intervention.

  • Clarke County: (540) 667-0145
  • Frederick County: (540) 667-0145
  • Page County: (540) 743-3733
  • Shenandoah County: (540) 459-4742
  • Warren County: (540) 635-4357
  • Winchester: (540) 667-0145

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988 Provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

American Red Cross The Top of Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization, supported by committed staff members, that provides relief to disaster victims and helps people to prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies. Provides aid to military families, blood services, disaster relief, and health and safety instruction.  (540) 662-5412

Domestic Violence Resource Specialist, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office (540) 422-8656

Fauquier County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Program – 24-hour hotline: (540) 422-8460

The Laurel Center Provides services to domestic and sexual violence survivors in the City of Winchester, Frederick County and Clarke County and to sexual violence survivors in Warren County.  24-Hour Hotline: (540) 667-6466

PATH Community Link is a free, confidential call center service that connects community members in need with area organizations and services. Community Link was added as part of the PATH Resource Center, which also houses the PATH Volunteer Hub and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

Contact PATH Community Link for information on over 900 local and national resources for transportation, food, access to health, housing, financial assistance, daycare and more. Serving English and Spanish-speaking callers, PATH Community Link can be reached Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

People Helping People provides emergency financial assistance to families and individuals in Fauquier County, VA.

Phoenix Project Located in Front Royal, The Phoenix Project offers domestic violence services for victims and survivors and educational opportunities for the public. 24-Hour Hotline: (540) 635-2300.

Response, Inc. Response Inc. is a Shenandoah County community organization dedicated to preventing and helping people overcome the problems of sexual and domestic violence and other forms of abuse through outreach, advocacy, education and supportive services. 24-Hour Hotline (540) 459-5161

SAFE Inc. Provides services to Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock VA. The hotline is for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who need someone safe to talk to or need immediate help. Family members and friends may call also to seek information to help as well as receive services to help cope during or after the situation as well. The hotline number is (800) 825-8876.

Sexual Assault National Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 RAINN | The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization

Valley Assistance Network A United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley program dedicated to helping families navigate community resources and create a path to financial stability.

Veteran Crisis Line Dial 988 and press 1 or text 838255.

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance Free. Confidential. 24 hours a day. 1-800-838-8238 Text: 804-793-9999

If someone has hurt you in the past or is hurting you now, members of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance are there to listen and to help. You can also call or text the numbers above if you are a friend, family member, or professional wondering how to help someone, or just want to know more about sexual assault, stalking, controlling behavior, or intimate partner violence.

Education / Employment

Virginia Employment Commission

Child Care Aware of Virginia – Serves families, child care professionals and communities to increase the accessibility, availability, and quality of child care in Virginia.

Literacy Volunteers of Winchester Area – Our vision remains to equip adult students with the essential skills to navigate through a complex world of instructions and information while building literacy and computer proficiency.

Family Services

Virginia Department of Social Services – This link to CommonHelp will allow you to:

  • Screen for eligibility for social services benefits & services
  • Apply for these benefits & services (including renewals)
  • Check the status of their benefits
  • Report changes to their status
  • Access help 24/7

Local DSS contacts:

Child Safe Center  Promotes a child focused approach to investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse by providing a safe, child-friendly facility, a Multidisciplinary Team response to abuse allegations and professional support, education and advocacy services.

Healthy Families of Northern Shenandoah Valley – Provides education and support for all families to promote healthy births and ensure children can reach school age emotionally and physically healthy in Frederick County, Clarke County, Warren County and the City of Winchester, Virginia.

Love and Logic Course – For teachers, parents, caregivers, and childcare providers. Course begins October 13th and runs through October 29th.

Virginia Easy Access – Secure and confidential connection to community resources for older adults, individuals with disabilities, Veterans, families, and the providers that support them.

Finances and Debt Assistance

  • Free Tax Preparation – As a student, file your taxes for free using this service!
  • College students are eligible for a free year of YNAB’s budgeting app.  Stop living paycheck to paycheck and take control of your money! Their simple method will teach you how to reduce your dependency on debt and pay it off faster.
  • Bankruptcy and Debt Management Resources
  • FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020. The fund will reimburse expenses up to a maximum of $9,000 per deceased individual and a maximum of $35,500 per application if you incurred funeral expenses for multiple deceased individuals. Those eligible for funeral assistance will receive funds by direct deposit or a check by mail, depending on which option is chosen on the application. Household income will be requested but is not a determining factor. To apply, call 844-684-6333, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Multilingual services are available. Click here for more information.

Housing Assistance

Legal Assistance

State of Virginia court system

Blue Ridge Legal Services – Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. (BRLS) is a nonprofit charitable law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matters of critical importance to low-income residents of the Shenandoah Valley and Roanoke Valley.


LGBTQIA Support Lines – These toll-free lines are staffed by either trained LGBTQIA youth or adults, or by trained youth or adults that are LGBTQ friendly.

  • Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Available 24/7/365, nationwide, 100% free and confidential.

    • Phone: 866-488-7386
    • Text ‘START’ to 678-678
  • LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Hotline
    Provides a free and confidential telephone service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer or questioning callers looking for information or help regarding intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and stalking. Free, confidential, 24 hours a day.

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous of Virginia

Narcotics Anonymous

Northwestern Community Services Board-Substance Use Services

Substance Use Disorders Program Information: Confidential Warmline (833) 626-1490

Confidential 24 hr peer to peer service for individuals, family members, or those who would like someone to talk to about their journey. Peers provide personal experiences of wellness, recovery, and hope. Peers are not licensed professionals and it is not a crisis hotline.

Start Your Recovery – Online recovery tool that helps students take steps toward a more healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol

SoberNation – Online drug and alcohol recovery resource

Technology Assistance

  • Affordable Broadband – The Affordable Connectivity Program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households. Households with an income at or below 200% of the Federal poverty guidelines or with a member receiving a Pell Grant or participating in SNAP, Medicaid, or the national school breakfast or lunch program are automatically eligible. Enroll through a participating broadband provider or online.
  • Microsoft Office 365 – Student
  • Laptops and internet hotspots can be checked out for an entire semester from the Laurel Ridge libraries at the Fauquier and Middletown campuses.  Quantities are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact your academic advisor for more information.
  • Low-cost internet modem/hotspot from PCs for People. Unlimited data with free monthly data subscription through the Affordable Connectivity Program for students receiving SNAP, Medicaid, or a Federal Pell Grant.


The Laurel Ridge We Care team can connect you to resources in our community that can help with your specific needs.

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