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Transportation, Pedestrian Safety

Programs, frequently directed at parents or their children, older adults, and people with disabilities that are designed to increase public awareness of the basic rules of pedestrian safety and the potential dangers of crossing the street or playing in or near streets and driveways.

Street Smart, Pedestrian Safety

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
777 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20002
Main: (202) 962-3200 Fax: (202) 962-3201

Transportation, Private Accessible

Private programs that provide door-to-door (or curb-to-curb) transportation for purposes of shopping, banking, social events, medical appointments, getting to and from work, and similar activities for people with disabilities and older adults who need accommodations and are unable to utilize other available means of transportation. Some but not all vehicles used for this purpose are equipped with wheelchair lifts. 

Transportation for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

United Spinal Association Metro DC
102 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC, 20010
Main: (704) 975-1925 Toll Free: (800) 962-9629

Transportation, Private Paratransit and Flexible Schedule

Private programs that provide flexibly scheduled transportation for community residents who are unable to use the fixed-route public transportation system. The services may be used by the general public or limited to special populations such as older adults and individuals with a disability.


Community Transportation

VIP and Associates, Inc.
PO Box 26191, Richmond, VA, 23260
Main: (804) 421-2500 Fax: (804) 329-5050

Vision Health

Programs provided by optometrists, ophthalmologists, occupational and physical therapists including vision exams, treatment for eye disease, provision of glasses, diagnosis of cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Services also include low vision and vision loss therapies.

Information & Referral about Blindness

American Council of the Blind
1703 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA, 22311
Main: (202) 467-5081 Toll Free: (800) 424-8666 Fax: (703) 465-5085

Visually Impaired Scholarships

American Council of the Blind
1703 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA, 22311
Main: (202) 467-5081 Toll Free: (800) 424-8666 Fax: (703) 465-5085

Low Vision Services

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
1825 K Street NW, Suite 1103, Washington, DC, 20006
Main: (202) 454-6400 Toll Free: (877) 324-5252 Fax: (240) 454-6401

Information | Eye Disease

National Eye Institute (NEI)
31 Center Drive MSC 2510, Bethesda, MD, 20892
Main: (301) 496-5846

Eyes, Information & Education

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
415 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002
Main: (202) 234-1010 Fax: (202) 234-1020

Vocational Rehabilitation

Programs that assist people with disabilities, get employment training and experience. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a supported work environment.

Business Connections

VCU-Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
1314 W. Main Street, Richmond, VA, 23284
Main: (804) 828-3382

Volunteer Opportunities

Community organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience who are willing to offer their services and work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration on projects or in positions that benefit the organization itself or the people it serves.

Volunteer Food Gleaners

Mid-Atlantic Gleaning Network (MAGNET)
PO Box 9871, Alexandria, VA, 22304
Main: (703) 541-9052 Toll Free: (866) 371-8969 Fax: (301) 203-9483

Weight Management

Programs that utilize one or a variety of techniques including nutrition education, exercise, special diets, behavior modification, medication or surgery to help individuals who have a weight control problem gain or lose weight to achieve a more healthful body weight and develop a lifestyle that allows them to maintain a weight.

Weight Management

108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA, 23921
Main: (434) 969-3121 Toll Free: (800) 858-9642

Wellness and Alternative Health

Programs that promote a healthy state of well being including health education, exercise, diet, medical care and alternative therapies.

RN Care Coordinator and Health Care Navigator

Link2Care, LLC
4019 Main Street #1001, Chincoteague, VA, 23336
Main: (757) 957-9835

Meditation Classes

108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA, 23921
Main: (434) 969-3121 Toll Free: (800) 858-9642

Statewide and Nationwide

211 Virginia

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using databases of health and human services in Virginia.

2-1-1 Virginia, Information and Referral, Southwest Region

Council of Community Services
502 Campbell Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA, 24016
Main: 211 Toll Free: (800) 354-3388 Fax: (540) 982-2935

2-1-1 Virginia, Information and Referral

The Planning Council
5365 Robin Hood Rd., Suite 700, Norfolk, VA, 23513
Main: 211 Toll Free: (800) 230-6977 Fax: (757) 622-4223

2-1-1 Virginia, Information and Referral

United Way of Central Virginia
1010 Miller Park Square, Lynchburg, VA, 24501
Main: 211 Fax: (434) 847-8753

2-1-1 Virginia

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg
2001 Maywill Street, Suite 201, Richmond, VA, 23230
Main: 211 Toll Free: (800) 230-6977 Fax: (804) 225-7913


ABLEnow is Virginia's tax-advantaged savings program for individuals with disabilities.

Tax-advantaged Savings Program

9001 Arboretum Parkway, North Chesterfield, VA, 23236
Main: (844) 669-2253 Toll Free: (844) 669-2253

Accessible Housing

Rental housing that is accessible for people with mobility or other physical and/or sensory impairments.

Accessible Housing Online Resources, Disabilities Affordable Housing Registry

AccessVA: Virginia's Accessible Housing Resource
(Internet Resource), Charlotte, NC, 28235
Main: (704) 334-8722 Toll Free: (877) 428-8844 Fax: (704) 334-0779

Accessible Housing Resource

Virginia Housing
601 South Belvidere Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
Main: (804) 782-1986 Toll Free: (877) 843-2123

Adaptive Driving

Programs that provide behind the wheel driving instructions for individuals with disabilities who want to learn how to drive using vehicles which have been modified to accommodate their limitations.

Adapted Driver Training

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20010
Main: (202) 877-1035

Driver Rehabilitation

The Martha W. Goodson Center / A Collaborative Network for Care and Support for Healthy Aging / Part of the Riverside Health System Network of Care
460 McLaws Circle, Suite 110, Williamsburg, VA, 23185
Main: (757) 220-4751 Fax: (757) 220-4756

Adaptive Driving Program, Disabilities

Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center
243 Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Fishersville, VA, 22939
Main: (540) 332-7117 Toll Free: (800) 345-9972 Fax: (540) 332-7132

Adult Protection, Prevention and Assistance (APS)

Prevention and reporting of abuse, violence, neglect, or financial exploitation against an adult.

Hotline for Adult Abuse

Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia (FACT)
801 East Main Street, 15th Floor, Richmond, VA, 23219
Main: (804) 726-7604 Fax: (804) 726-7088

Advocacy, Information and Research, Elder Abuse

National Adult Protective Services Assn
920 S Spring Street, Suite 1200, Springfield, IL, 62704
Main: (217) 523-4431

Elder Abuse Information

National Center on Elder Abuse
c/o Univ of California-Irvine, 101 The City Drive South, Orange, CA, 92868
Main: (855) 500-3537 Fax: (714) 456-7933

Elder Abuse Locator

National Center on Elder Abuse
website, Washington, DC, 20005
Main: (202) 898-2586 Toll Free: (800) 677-1116 Fax: (202) 898-2583

Elder Abuse Publications

National Center on Elder Abuse
c/o Univ of California-Irvine, 101 The City Drive South, Orange, CA, 92868
Main: (855) 500-3537 Toll Free: (800) 677-1116 Fax: (714) 456-7933

Reports of Abuse, Adult Protection Services (APS)

Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS)
801 East Main Street, Richmond, VA, 23219
Main: (804) 726-7000 Fax: (804) 726-7958

Advance Medical Directives

Programs that provide assistance for people who want to use the state specific tools to express their wishes regarding future medical treatment should they become incapacitated and/or to name the individual they would like to make health care decisions on their behalf.

Advance Care Medical Planning

Faith to Fate Community Ministries, Inc.
7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, #323, North Chesterfield, VA, 23225
Main: (804) 672-4961 Fax: (804) 447-9746