Wilderness Community Church does not want people who are disadvantaged, unemployed, or have families to have to choose between getting food and paying for other things like rent, utility bills, and medical care. They collaborate with other organizations in Spotsylvania County to support people with low incomes. Other support services are available if you need them.
The organization has information about a food pantry that provides groceries or canned goods to families who need them. Local agencies and Wilderness Community Church also work to bring groceries or free hot meals to senior citizens who are homebound and have a fixed income, every month. There is also a special Thanksgiving meal that can be ordered. The Wilderness Community Church is always happy to accept donations of non-perishable food items such as canned fruits and meats, peanut butter, cereal, and jelly. These donated items help the church provide food services to those in need.
Many agencies in Spotsylvania County work together to make sure that people in need can have a nutritious breakfast and lunch every day. There are resources available for the homeless, children, and others in the community. There are many opportunities for volunteers to help prepare and serve meals.
Wilderness Community Church gives food to poor people during the holidays. It is especially important for those with children or a senior in the home to have a plan for what to do in case of an emergency. Each year, families in need can sign up to receive free food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. These baskets usually include all the ingredients needed to make a traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, as well as some snacks and desserts. In many cases, families also receive gifts or toys for their children.
Many different groups and people from the Spotsylvania County area provide most of the holiday baskets, with Wilderness Community Church adding extra holiday items if necessary. The organization helps a lot of families each holiday season with presents and food.
Wilderness Community Church helps people who are at risk of being homeless. The agency partners with local churches, charities and groups to keep people from being evicted.
This means that people who are struggling to pay their rent or utility bills will receive some financial assistance, but not enough to cover the entire amount. There is no guarantee that any organization will provide financial assistance or cash grants more than once a year.
One exception is many organizations do not offer financial assistance for utility bills that are not paid. If you need help and Wilderness Community Church can’t provide it, they will try to refer you to another agency that can. There are also resources like LIHEAP that may be able to help you.
There are places in Spotsylvania County where people who are homeless or about to be homeless can go for help. These places provide things like food and shelter. Transportation is offered to clients to help them travel to and from work interviews, and bus passes are provided to homeless individuals who must attend frequent medical appointments.
The case managers from the centers often help clients obtain important documents, such as Social Security cards, birth certificates and photo identification. Notary services are also available. Alone and without a home, many turn to the internet as a means of finding work and scheduling interviews. The internet also gives them a way to stay in touch with family members. Volunteers give haircuts, and clients can use laundry services and showers.
Some basic health care is available in nearby clinics too, as a registered nurse works at the some sites on a full-time basis to provide medical services. They help people who do not have insurance or Medicaid. The nurse can treat minor wounds, injuries and illnesses and make referrals to more specialized care if necessary. Physicians and residents who provide acute care, manage chronic diseases and prescribe medications can tell you about healthcare services, including free health insurance plans.
Mental health services can help people who are struggling with drug addiction or mental health issues. These services can provide support and resources to help people recover and live healthier lives. The center also helps clients afford the cost of prescription medication by exploring government benefits. This includes looking into programs like Medicaid and Medicare.
Wilderness Community Church can help homeless persons apply for food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Center provides a hot meal every day at noon to those who are struggling. The center also provides meals for residents of the Family Shelter.
There’s a local store that sells cheap clothes and household items. The clothes are either new or gently used. The thrift shop also helps people who are referred by other community service agencies. The community of Spotsylvania County collects gently used books to give to children.
The church is located at 10501 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. If you would like to speak to someone at Wilderness, please call (540) 972-8808.