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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 to the general public for shopping,
    However,
    CLIENTS may order children’s clothing for curbside pick up.
    CLICK HERE for information.
    and CLIENTS may schedule an appointment to shop in-store.
    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 (surgical, N95, and cloth), non-latex gloves, Tylenol (in sealed containers), cold medicine (in sealed containers), vitamins.
  • 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.
Amazon WISH LIST: www.bit.ly/wishlistgoochlandcares.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have – call 804-556-6260.
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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 2020, $25,520 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 2020, $25,520 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 2020, $25,520 – 38,280 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 contact: Zita Lee, Registration Coordinator, (804) 556-0711, or zlee@GoochlandCares.org.

**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.

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, toilet paper, and bar soap. CLICK HERE for list in pdf format.

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 a complete list CLICK HERE or 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 will begin accepting donations starting Wednesday, July 15.
CLICK HERE for current instructions on donating to the CLOTHES CLOSET.
The Clothes Closet accepts donations of new and gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry, fashion accessories and small household items including sheets, towels, home décor and small kitchen appliances in working order. Our greatest needs are always kids’ clothing and shoes, men’s clothing, and larger adult sizes. Furniture items are accepted by prior approval ONLY. For a list of donation times and drop off locations, CLICK HERE or visit our CLOTHES CLOSET page. Or contact Rhonda Weaver, Clothes Closet Manager, (804) 556-0202, rweaver@GoochlandCares.org.

What types of items can I donate to the Clinic?
The Clinic is in need of the following items: masks (surgical, N95, and cloth), non-latex gloves, Tylenol (in sealed containers), cold medicine (in sealed containers), and vitamins.
CLICK HERE for list in pdf format.
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.) CLICK HERE for a printable PDF list. Or 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.
We also accept gifts of stock or real estate and matching gifts.
Donations may be made through your workplace giving program, or United Way, CFC, LGS or CVC campaign. Consult your supervisor or Human Resources Department.
For information about Planned Giving, CLICK HERE to visit our Planned Giving page, or contact Adair Frayser, Development Director, 804-556-0301, or afrayser@goochlandcares.org.
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, afrayser@goochlandcares.org.

Are there any current employment opportunities?
GoochlandCares currently has no employment opportunities.