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Guide for Getting Help when you have a Mental Illness

 

Documents needed:†††††††††††††† Birth Certificate

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Social Security Card

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Picture ID (get from DMV)

 

Transportation:†††††††††††††††††††† Bus System(Bus Routes can be obtained from the

Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland St), The transit system

operates Monday through Saturday, from 6:00 a.m. to

10:00 p.m., from Memorial Day to Labor Day and operates

Monday through Saturday, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

September through May.

Low cost fee, all day passes available.

 

 

Social Services†††††††††††††††††††††† Food Stamps and Medicaid

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Go to the office located in the area where you live

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† To apply for food stamps only an appointment is necessary.

Medicaid and Food Stamps can be applied for at the same time.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James City County Office

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5249 Olde Towne Road

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Williamsburg,Tel. 757 259-3100

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Williamsburg Office

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 401 Lafayette St.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Williamsburg,Tel. 757 220-6185

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† York County Office

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 301 Goodwin Neck Rd.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seaford†† Tel 757 890-3787

 

Social Security

Administration††††††††††††††††††††† 11706 Jefferson Ave.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Newport News†† Tel. 757 873-3914

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† To apply for SSI or SSDI an appointment is necessary.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† to provide income to the disabled population.Eligibility is

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† based on financial need and disability determination.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is for workers ††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† With disabilities who have paid into the Social Security

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† system through payroll deductions.Some individuals

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† under age 22 with disabilities may collect SSDI under a

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† parentís account if the parent is retired, disabled, or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† deceased.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A Representative Payee is a family member, friend, or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Community advocate who receives a monthly SSI or SSDI

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† check on behalf of the person diagnosed with a mental

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† illness and helps him or her manage the money.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Assistance with Food, †††††††††

Counseling and Medication

 

Colonial Community Services Board

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1657 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, Tel. 757 220-

3804 George Memorial Highway, Yorktown

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 757 898-7926

 

Service Area:James City County, Poquoson, Williamsburg and York County

 

Services:A mental health program providing individual therapy; adult substance abuse counseling; Peopleís Place

For mental health clients; crisis services 24 hours per day , 7 days a week, psychiatric and psychological evaluations; and medication.No one is denied services based on their

Ability to pay; sliding scale is offered.Insurances are accepted.

 

Angel Food Ministries

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Kings Way Church , 5000 John Tyler Highway

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Williamsburg, 757 564-7929††

††††††††††††††††††††††† Provides food once a month. Orders need to be placed

††††††††††††††††††††††† in advance. Food stamps are accepted if arranged ahead

††††††††††††††††††††††† of time.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Fish

††††††††††††††††††††††† 312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, Tel., 220-9379

†††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services:Provides emergency food, clothing, and some

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† transportation for medical care. Proof must be shown that

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† the client is in need of transportation. Available Monday

through Friday9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Grove Christian Outreach Center

8910-E Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg.Tel. 757 887-1100

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Service Area:Grove, Busch Gardens-Lee Hall.Proof

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† of residency required.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services:Food distribution, and clothes closet.Call ahead †††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† to get distribution times.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A Gift From Ben

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† 309 Waltz Farm Dr., Williamsburg.†† Tel. 757 565-6414

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Food distribution, Monday and Friday 3:30-5:00 p.m.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† York County Church Women United Food Closet

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† St. Lukeís United Methodist Church, 300 Ella Taylor Road

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yorktown

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Service Area:Poquoson, York County

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services: Free emergency food assistance.Proof of

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Identification that confirms address or a piece of mail with

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Name and address must be provided.Hours are:Monday

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† St. Bedeís Catholic Church Social Ministry

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10 Harrison Avenue, Williamsburg, 757 253-0664

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fee:None

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services:Provide emergency non-perishable food

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Open Monday and Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Center for Independent Living

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2021 A Cunningham Drive, Suite 2

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hampton, 757 827-0275

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Service Area:Williamsburg, James City County, York

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† County, Poquoson, Hampton, Newport News, Counties of

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, Lancaster, Matthews

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and Middlesex

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fee:None

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services:Helps people with disabilities to become in-†††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† dependent, set goals, make good decisions, budgeting self

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† advocacy, assist with employment opportunities, assists

††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† with applying for benefits; provides individual and group

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† counseling such as helping clients cope with having a

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† disability; independent living skills; time management and

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† decision making skills.

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Community Action Agency

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Historic Triangle Building-312 Waller ill Road, Suite 405

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Williamsburg, 757 229-9332

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Service Area:James City County, Newport News,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Poquoson, Williamsburg, York County

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services:Legal Outreach Program meets quarterly where

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† attorneys come probono to talk with clients, and

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† emergency housing

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Salvation Army

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 151 Kristiansand Drive, Suite 109, Williamsburg,

Tel. 757 229-6551

Service Area: James City County, Williamsburg, the

Bruton District of York County.

Fee: None

 

Services: Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.

Until 5:00 p.m.Assistance with emergency food, rent,

some medication costs, transportation, clothing and house-

hold items. Counseling offered to prevent reoccurrence..

Referrals to other agencies to help connect with other

community resources.Must be income eligible and

provide verification of income.Life skills classes. Some very limited housing available.Additionally, there is a male Substance Abuse Recovery Housing Program thru

collaboration with HTSA.

 

United Way of Greater Williamsburg

312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg

Service Area:James City County, Williamsburg, the

Bruton District of York County and surrounding areas.

Fee:None

 

Services:Community resource service and a help/crisis line. Provides referrals to other organizations and agencies for those needing assistance with mental health services, medication, utility assistance, homelessness food, clothing, transportation.

 

Shelters†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Barrett Transitional Home

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Norfolk,†† Tel. 757 624-6990

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† For single women age 18-61

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† No drugs or alcohol for 90 days, free from mental hospital

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† For 90 days.If working 50% of income from job is for

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Saving, 20% for programs.If looking for a job no cost.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Peninsula Rescue Mission

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3700 Huntington Ave., Newport News,†† Tel 757 380-6909

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Men only, 7-10 days stay, depends on availability.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Union Mission

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Norfolk, 757 627-8686

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† For men and women, if not working stay is 15 days, if

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† working the stay is 30 days.

 

Advocacy†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† National Alliance On Mental Illness Williamsburg Area

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Williamsburg Area†† 757 220-8535

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Service Area:James City County, Upper York County,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Williamsburg and Poquoson.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† National Alliance On Mental Illness Virginia

804 285-1749

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Richmond

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Service Area:New Kent County, Charles City County

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services:NAMI provides support, education, self help

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and advocacy.Some programs available at no cost or

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† minimal are Family to Family Education Programs, Peer

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† to Peer Programs, In Our Own Voice Programs.Support

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† group meetings for family members and consumers are also

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† available.

 

Crisis Hotline ††††††††††††††††††††††† Local

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 24-hour Crisis Line

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 757 622-1126

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† National Hotline

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1-800-999-9999

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† COPE Crisis Hotline

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 800 542-2673

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula

 

Education, Training and

Employment††††††††††††††††††††††††† Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 925 B Capitol Landing Rd., Williamsburg, 757 253-4817

Service Area:James City County, Williamsburg, York County

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services:Offers assistance to people with disabilities, so

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† They may become more self-sufficient and independent.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Provides rehabilitation in preparation of and training for

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† gainful employment, including job coaching and follow

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† along services.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Peninsula Work Force Center

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5235 John Tyler Highway

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Williamsburg, 757253-4738

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services:Employment assistance services available to

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Employers and those seeking full or part-time work.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services include: a job bank, individualized job search

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Assistance, customized assistance for those with

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Disabilities, job search workshops, GED classes, resume

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Updating, computer training classes.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Rita Welsh Adult Literacy Center

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† College of William and Mary, Williamsburg

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Service Area:James City County, Williamsburg, Upper

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† York County

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Services:Provides free basic education to adults who have

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† not graduated from High school. Offered to anyone who is 18 years old or older.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Service area: Those who are residents of or working in the

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Counties list above.††

 

Legal Assistance/Aid†††††††††† Disability Planning of Virginia

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11528 Jefferson Ave., Tel. 757 595-5055

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Service Area: Williamsburg, James City County, York

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† County, York County, Poquoson, Newport News,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hampton, Gloucester, Mathews, and parts of the Southside

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