Guide for Getting Help when you have a Mental Illness
Documents needed: Birth Certificate
ID (get from DMV)
Transportation: Bus System (Bus Routes can be obtained from the
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland St), The
through Saturday, from 6:00 a.m. to
10:00 p.m., from Memorial Day to Labor Day and
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
to the office located in the area where you live
apply for food stamps only an appointment is necessary.
Medicaid and Food Stamps can be
applied for at the same time.
5249 Olde Towne Road
Williamsburg,Tel. 757 259-3100
401 Lafayette St.
Williamsburg,Tel. 757 220-6185
301 Goodwin Neck Rd.
Seaford Tel 757 890-3787
Administration 11706 Jefferson
Newport News Tel. 757 873-3914
apply for SSI or SSDI an appointment is necessary.
Security Income (SSI) is a
to provide income to the disabled population. Eligibility is
based on financial need and disability determination.
Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is for workers
disabilities who have paid into the Social Security
system through payroll deductions. Some individuals
under age 22 with disabilities may collect SSDI under a
parent’s account if the parent is retired, disabled, or
Representative Payee is a
family member, friend, or
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,
Community Services Board
Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg,
Tel. 757 220-
3804 George Memorial Highway,
Service Area: James
Poquoson, Williamsburg and York County
Services: A mental health program providing individual
therapy; adult substance abuse counseling; People’s 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.
Kings Way Church , 5000 John
Provides food once a month. Orders need to be placed
in advance. Food stamps are accepted if arranged ahead
312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg,
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
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Grove Christian Outreach
8910-E Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg. Tel. 757 887-1100
Area: Grove, Busch Gardens-Lee
of residency required.
Services: Food distribution, and clothes closet. Call ahead
to get distribution times.
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
Luke’s United Methodist Church,
300 Ella Taylor Road
Area: Poquoson, York County
Free emergency food assistance. Proof of
that confirms address or a piece of mail with
and address must be provided. Hours
Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bede’s Catholic Church Social Ministry
10 Harrison Avenue, Williamsburg, 757 253-0664
Services: Provide emergency non-perishable food
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.
for Independent Living
2021 A Cunningham Drive, Suite 2
Hampton, 757 827-0275
Poquoson, Hampton, Newport News,
and Queen, Lancaster, Matthews
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.
Triangle Building-312 Waller ill Road, Suite 405
Williamsburg, York County
Services: Legal Outreach Program meets quarterly where
attorneys come probono to talk with clients, and
151 Kristiansand Drive, Suite 109,
Tel. 757 229-6551
Service Area: James City County,
Bruton District of York County.
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
hold items. Counseling offered to prevent
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
collaboration with HTSA.
of Greater Williamsburg
312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg
Bruton District of York County and surrounding areas.
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.
Norfolk, Tel. 757 624-6990
single women age 18-61
drugs or alcohol for 90 days, free from mental hospital
90 days. If working 50% of income from
job is for
Saving, 20% for programs.
If looking for a job no cost.
3700 Huntington Ave.,
Newport News, Tel 757 380-6909
only, 7-10 days stay, depends on availability.
Norfolk, 757 627-8686
men and women, if not working stay is 15 days, if
working the stay is 30 days.
Alliance On Mental Illness Williamsburg Area
Williamsburg Area 757 220-8535
Upper York County,
Williamsburg and Poquoson.
Alliance On Mental Illness Virginia
Area: New Kent
County, Charles City
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
meetings for family members and consumers are also
Crisis Hotline Local
Neck, Middle Peninsula
Education, Training and
of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
925 B Capitol Landing
Williamsburg, York County
Services: Offers assistance to people with disabilities,
may become more self-sufficient and independent.
rehabilitation in preparation of and training for
gainful employment, including job coaching and follow
Peninsula Work Force Center
5235 John Tyler Highway
Williamsburg, 757 253-4738
Services: Employment assistance services available to
Employers and those seeking full or part-time work.
include: a job bank, individualized job search
customized assistance for those with
job search workshops, GED classes, resume
Updating, computer training classes.
of William and Mary, Williamsburg
Services: Provides free basic education to adults who
not graduated from High school. Offered to anyone who is 18
years old or older.
area: Those who are residents of or working in the
Legal Assistance/Aid Disability Planning of Virginia
11528 Jefferson Ave.,
Tel. 757 595-5055
Area: Williamsburg, James
Poquoson, Newport News,
Mathews, and parts of the Southside