Gloucester Housing Partnership (GHP) has partnered with ACI Fire & Safety to purchase and install a smoke detector and fire extinguisher for every home and family that reaches out to the GHP for support.
By the end of 2018, they estimate they will reach 100 families. Between the cost of the smoke detectors, fire extinguishers (which ACI Fire & Safety is generously helping to secure) and labor, each home (and its residents) can be safer for just $50 per home.
This effort not only directly benefits the families in these homes, but also our entire community by helping ensure families all across the county have the most basic safety equipment properly installed in their homes.
Do donate to this initiative, click this link below!
Check out these volunteer opportunities for the United Way Day of Caring here in Gloucester and Mathews!
Stuff the bus with school supplies!
This event, hosted by The Salvation Army of Gloucester, will be taking place August 3rd and 4th at Gloucester Walmart, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed!
Applications for school supplies are being accepted beginning through August 9, 2017. Apply at The Salvation Army – 7059 Linda Circle Hayes, VA (804-642-3960).
Gloucester CERT is having a CERT New Members Class July 21st and 22nd at 7478 Justice Dr. Gloucester, VA. This a free two day class that helps you prepare and help others when an emergency happens. Be a part of a great community team!
Come and learn skills and how to help yourself, your family, and community!
To register call 804-693-1390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mid-Tidewater Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering help for families! Family-to-Family consists of 12 classes for persons who care for or are related to individuals affected with Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive/ Compulsive Disorder, Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Addictive Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.
• Classes are structured to help family members understand and provide support while maintaining their own well being.
• Participants receive current information about mental illness, medications, and research on effective treatments; strategies for medication adherence; guidance on locating services within the community; and appropriate ways to deal with crises and relapse. Other topics will also be covered.
• There is no charge for this program!
When: Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursday, starting August 21st, from 6-8 PM for 6 weeks
Where: Gloucester Peer Resource Center – 7603 Hospital Drive, Gloucester, VA 23061
Registration is required for this FREE 6 week Family-to-Family course – to register or for more information please call 804-725-3721 or e-mail email@example.com