Our Mission:

To promote and support the well-being and self-reliance of individuals, families, and communities.

Community Action was established over forty-five years ago by Congress as a centerpiece of the War on Poverty.  The goal of Community Action is to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities and empower low-income individuals and families to become fully self-sufficient.


New River Community Action (NRCA) has been a well-known proponent of self-sufficiency in the New River Valley of Virginia since 1965.  Our mission is to promote and support the well-being and self-reliance of individuals, families and communities.


 

CHILDREN'S HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP (CHIP) of New River Valley is a home visiting program providing case management, health supervision, parent education, and referral services to families with young children and expectant families with low incomes in the New River Valley. CHIP builds on family strengths, promotes family empowerment, and supports families as they move towards self-sufficiency. CHIP of NRV plays an active role in Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood health and development efforts throughout the region and state-wide. Learn More >

VIRGINIA CARES (Virginia Community Action Reentry System) provides formerly incarcerated individuals the assistance they require to reintegrate into society. Virginia CARES provides emergency, transitional, and long term assistance for ex-offenders returning to society. Learn More >

HEAD START is dedicated to providing eligible pre-school children with the tools necessary for creating and maintaining a sound learning foundation in the classroom and at home. Head Start services promote education, parent involvement, social services, preventative health, and nutrition services.  Learn More >

HOMELESS AND HOUSING PROGRAMS prevents and alleviates homelessness by providing temporary assistance in the form of a financial grant for rent or mortgage.  Housing counseling services are also available to create a road map back to stable housing. Homebuyer Classes supports first-time homebuyers in the process of purchasing, financing, and maintaining a home.  Renter Education Workshops provides valuable information concerning landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities. Learn More >

RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM of Floyd and Giles Counties shows you how you can apply the skills and wisdom you've acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others.  A part of Senior Corps, RSVP is America's largest volunteer network for people 55 and over.  You choose how and where you want to serve.  RSVP matches volunteers with local organizations and provides opportunities in Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures and Veterans and Military Families.  With just a one-hour minimum per year everyone has time to volunteer.  Make a difference a difference in your community today.  Lead.Share.Inspire. Get involved!
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VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE provides individuals and families assistance with free tax preparation for potential increase in annual income resulting from earned income and child care tax credits. Learn More >

 

TO OUR HOUSE partners with faith-based and community organizations to provide temporary shelter for homeless men during winter months.
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AMERICORPS provides opportunities for service to help communities address their toughest challenges while members earn support for college or job training. Learn More >

FLOYD BACKPACK PROGRAM provides weekend food for eligible students during the school year. Learn More >

Giles County Emergency Assistance Program 

New River Community Action (NRCA) Giles County Emergency Assistance Program (GCEAP) offers a variety of temporary assistance for residents or transients within Giles County who are 200% poverty income or below who are experiencing financial crises.  Some examples of crises that low-income people frequently face are: high utility bills, decrease in income, disabilities and chronic health issues, significant amount of medical debt, housing costs greater than 50 percent of income, or homelessness. NRCA GCEAP provides assistance with food, rent, mortgage, utility, heating fuel, medical, gasoline to get to doctor or employment, and emergency motel shelter.

Floyd County Emergency Assistance and Food Programs

New River Community Action (NRCA) Floyd County Emergency Assistance Program (FCEAP) offers a variety of temporary assistance for residents or transients within Floyd County who are 200% poverty income or below who are experiencing financial crises.  Some examples of crises that low-income people frequently face are: high utility bills, decrease in income, disabilities and chronic health issues, significant amount of medical debt, housing costs greater than 50 percent of income, or homelessness. NRCA FCEAP provides assistance with weekend food packs for school children, food, rent, mortgage, utility, heating fuel, medical, gasoline to get to doctor or employment, and emergency motel shelter.  

Radford City Emergency Assistance Program 

New River Community Action (NRCA) Radford City Emergency Assistance Program (RCEAP) offers a variety of temporary assistance for residents or transients within Radford City who are 200% poverty income or below who are experiencing financial crises. Some examples of crises that low-income people frequently face are: high utility bills, decrease in income, disabilities and chronic health issues, significant amount of medical debt, housing costs greater than 50 percent of income, or homelessness.  NRCA RCEAP provides assistance with food, rent, mortgage, utility, heating fuel, medical, gasoline to get to doctor or employment, and emergency motel shelter.

Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry

New River Community Action (NRCA) Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry (BIFP) offers food once a month to residents or transients within Blacksburg who are 200% poverty income or below who are experiencing financial crises. Some examples of crises that low-income people frequently face are: high utility bills, decrease in income, disabilities and chronic health issues, significant amount of medical debt, housing costs greater than 50 percent of income, or homelessness.  

 

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program

New River Community Action (NRCA) collaborates with Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP) to offer a variety of temporary assistance for residents or transients within Montgomery County who are 200% poverty income or below who are experiencing a financial crisis. Some examples of crises that low-income people frequently face are: high utility bills, decrease in income, disabilities and chronic health issues, significant amount of medical debt, housing costs greater than 50 percent of income, or homelessness.  MCEAP provides assistance with food, rent, mortgage, utility, and heating fuel.  

Pulaski County Emergency Needs Task Force

New River Community Action (NRCA) collaborates with Pulaski County Emergency Assistance Task Force (PCENTF) to offer a variety of temporary assistance for residents or transients within Pulaski County who are 200% poverty income or below who are experiencing a financial crisis. Some examples of crises that low-income people frequently face are: high utility bills, decrease in income, disabilities and chronic health issues, significant amount of medical debt, housing costs greater than 50 percent of income, or homelessness.  PCEAP provides assistance with food, rent, mortgage, utility, heating fuel, medical, and emergency motel shelter.  


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Floyd Community Action Back Home.

 

 

We participate on Gold Star, the on-line standard for nonprofit accountability.

 

 

Dial 211 for information & referrals to Virginia health & human services

 

 

New River Community Action, with the assistance of 1,867 volunteers, provided the following services to 12,000 unduplicated individuals in 2012-2013. NRCA is a private non-profit charitable corporation according to IRS code 501(C)(3). All contributions are tax-deductible.