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

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Safety precautions are in place at GoochlandCares due to COVID-19.
For information on protocols in specific program areas visit our
COVID-19 PROGRAM UPDATES PAGE
Any questions, please call 804-556-6260.

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FAQ’s

Are there any current employment opportunities?

CLICK HERE for current information about current employment opportunities.

How do I volunteer?
Contact Diane Reale, Director of Volunteer Resources, (804) 556-0712, or dreale@GoochlandCares.org. Visit our VOLUNTEER page for information about volunteer opportunities.

What types of items can I donate to the Food Pantry?
The Food Pantry is currently in need of: soup, canned beans, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, and bar soap.
CLICK HERE for list of most needed FOOD PANTRY donations.

WE ACCEPT – Non-perishable items: canned meats, vegetables, fruits and soups, rice, pasta, hot and cold cereal, crackers, etc.; Fresh items: garden produce, backyard eggs, fruits, breads, etc.; Household and personal items: soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dish detergent, all purpose cleanser, sponges, toilet paper, paper towels. laundry detergent, etc. For more information visit our FOOD PANTRY page. Or contact: Terry Ebright, Food Pantry Manager, (804) 556-0201 or tebright@GoochlandCares.org.

What types of items can I donate to the Clothes Closet?
The Clothes Closet IS open for shopping and accepting donations with safety precautions in place.
CLICK HERE for shopping information.
CLICK HERE for donation instructions.

What types of items can I donate to the Clinic?
The Clinic is currently in need of allergy medications: Benedryl, Flonase, Mucinex, Sinus Rinse, Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec, etc.
(unopened, non-expired). Also Tylenol (acetaminophen) and vitamins.
CLICK HERE for list of current CLINIC needs.
The Clinic accepts unopened, non-expired, over-the-counter and prescription medications; unopened nebulizer masks; handheld nebulizers and tubing; nebulizer machines (new or used); unopened nebulizer filters; unopened packages of insulin needles/syringes all varieties; new or washed hand/wrist splints; finger splints; wheelchairs; walkers; canes; diabetic socks and shoes; unopened wound care supplies such as band-aids, gauze pads, and specialty dressings; toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, and anti-cavity rinse. (We are UNABLE to accept: open medications, narcotic medications, expired medications, hearing aids, tube feeding supplies, IV poles or tube feeding poles, oxygen tubing, syringes, shower seats or toilet chairs, motorized wheelchairs or scooters, ortho leg splints, or glucometers.) If you have questions, please call 804-556-6260.

How can I make a financial donation?
Online: CLICK HERE
to make a secure donation online.
Mail a check: Make check out to GoochlandCares, send to Adair Frayser, Development Director, GoochlandCares, 2999 River Road West, Goochland, Virginia 23063.
By phone: Call Adair Frayser, Development Director, 804-556-0301.
Gifts of stock: Contact Mary Claire Motley at Davenport & Co. LLC, 804-780-2103. (DTC # 0443, credit to GoochlandCares account DA40002352, GoochlandCares tax ID: 54-1967650, request delivering firm include donor’s name on transfer instructions.)
Matching gifts: Fill out your employer’s matching gift form and submit according to your employer’s instructions.
Workplace giving: You may donate through your employer’s workplace giving program, or United Way, CFC, LGS or CVC campaign. Consult your supervisor or Human Resources Department.
Real Estate: GoochlandCares accepts gifts of real estate. Contact Adair Frayser, Development Director, 804-556-0301, or afrayser@goochlandcares.org.
Planned Giving: CLICK HERE to visit our Planned Giving page, or contact Adair Frayser, Development Director, 804-556-0301, or afrayser@goochlandcares.org.
Annual Report and 990: To see our Annual Report and 990 and for other specific donation information, visit our DONATE page, or contact Adair Frayser, Development Director, 804- 556-0301, or afrayser@goochlandcares.org.

Am I eligible to receive services?
To be eligible for services you must live in Goochland County**, be 18 years or older, AND meet the following income requirements:

-If your annual household income is at or below 200% (or 2x) of the Federal Poverty Level, (for 2021, $25,760 annual income for an individual), AND you do NOT have health insurance, you may qualify for the Free Clinic and ALL other services.

-If your annual household income is at or below 200% (or 2x) of the Federal Poverty Level, (for 2021, $25,760 annual income for an individual), AND you HAVE health insurance, you may qualify for ONLY non-Clinic services such as the Food Pantry and the Clothes Closet.

-**If your annual household income is between 200% and 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (for 2021, $25,760 – 38,640 annual income for an individual), AND you do NOT have health insurance, AND you live in Goochland, Louisa, Fluvanna or Cumberland, you may qualify for only health care at the Free Clinic (excludes Dental Care and Mental Health Care).

CLICK HERE to go to our ELIGIBILITY page. Or call 804-556-6260 for more information.

**Domestic violence and sexual assault services are available to ALL victims or survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence, regardless of income, gender, or sexual orientation. Services are available to victims, survivors, and their families. There is NO residency or income requirement. 24-Hour Hotline 804-980-6267.

**GED/ESL classes are free and available to the public. There is no residency or income requirement. Call Miss Toni Burruss, GED Teacher, 804-780-6039 or 804-412-5664.