Family Services:  804-556-6260
Clothes Closet:  804-556-0202

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

The following changes are in place at GoochlandCares due to COVID-19:

  • The FOOD PANTRY continues to provide food to clients through curbside pick up.
    CLICK HERE for information.
  • The CLOTHES CLOSET is closed for shopping,
    However, CLIENTS may order children’s clothing for curbside pick up.
    CLICK HERE for information.
  • Also, the CLOTHES CLOSET will begin accepting donations
    starting Wednesday, July 15.
    CLICK HERE for instructions on donating to the CLOTHES CLOSET.
  • For all other programs or services, call 804-556-6260, or CLICK HERE.
  • The Clinic is in need of the following items:  masks, non-latex gloves, Tylenol (in sealed containers), cold medicine (in sealed containers).
  • The Food Pantry is in need of the following items: soup, canned beans (kidney, pinto, black, garbanzo, etc.), canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat (tuna and chicken), toilet paper and bar soap.
  • CLICK HERE for donation list in pdf format.

Donations for the Clinic or the Food Pantry may be brought to our facility at 2999 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063. Please drop off donations in bins/boxes  at far end of building just outside the Food Pantry. Thank you!

We also encourage you to purchase needed items from your favorite online retailer and have them shipped to GoochlandCares, 2999 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063, 804-556-6260.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have – call 804-556-6260.


We’re celebrating 2 years in our new facility!
We hope that soon we can host you for a tour.
All our programs and services are under one roof at:

2999 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063

Monday: 9 am – 4 pm
(Clothes Closet is closed on Mondays except for donations, 9am – noon.)

Tuesday: 9 am – 7 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 4 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm
Friday: 9 am – 3 pm
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed


GoochlandCares has been a safety net for the community since 1952. Our mission is to provide basic human services and health care to our Goochland neighbors in need. GoochlandCares envisions a community where everyone’s basic human needs are met.

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition

In July 2015, Goochland Free Clinic received Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition from The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships between the patient and healthcare providers. GFCFS is one of only two free clinics in Virginia to achieve this prominent recognition, which is awarded nationally to medical practices meeting the highest of standards for patient care. NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.

SEI designation

In August 2016 and again in December 2019, GoochlandCares achieved the Service Enterprise designation awarded by the Points of Light Foundation. A Service Enterprise is “an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills across all levels of the organization to successfully deliver on its social mission.” Approval requires an application, diagnostic survey, training, action plan and site visit. Only 11% of non-profits nationwide achieve the Service Enterprise designation. Points of Light is the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service.


Our mission is to provide health care and basic human services to Goochland residents in need.



GFCFS is the only organization in Goochland that provides a safety net for those needing assistance with immediate food, housing, health, safety, and other basic needs.


Check out our YouTube page to see how our services impact our neighbors in need.