Emergency Help for Families

Mount Tabor's Outreach Ministry work primarily helps those in need . There are many people in virtually any community in the world who struggle to meet their basic needs. The Church seeks to help as many as possible. Unfortunately, our resources are limited and we have to rely on the assistance of other organizations to help where needed.  Please refer to the resources we have identified to help the dispossessed.

Glory Outreach Feeding and Clothing Ministry - located at 148 East Broaddus Ave. near Pizza Hut

Glory Outreach is the food and clothing ministry of Caroline County established by local churches and community members striving to be on mission.  

Glory Outreach is open to the general public on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM and Friday mornings from 10 AM-12 PM.  We offer free groceries and free clothing. 

There are no restrictions except that clients are asked to come only one time per month.

Thurman-Brisben Center (formerly known as Thurman-Brisben Homeless Shelter)
  • Does not serve transient people.
  • Offers a 30 day program (extensions can be granted for up to 60 or 90 days).
  • Client must be homeless, but was a recent resident in Planning District 16 (Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford Counties, or Fredericksburg) for at least 30 days.
  • Client is required to find a job and agrees that 75% of their income is placed in an escrow account, which is used to help them established a more permanent situation when they leave the program.
  • The facility offers housing; a limited number of "Family Rooms" are available
Contact Information

471 Central Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22402

Does not allow single overnight stays

Virginia Emergency Assistance

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We have listed all of the rental assistance programs that we have located in Richmond, Virginia below. Many are government and non profit program organizations that help with rent payment subsidies, down payments, bill pay and financial assistance. We also provide detailed information on government low income housing programs such as the rapid re-housing program.

Hopefully they can assist you in your search for help

Virginia Supportive Housing

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Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) is a not-for-profit that transforms lives, transforms communities & provides permanent solutions to homelessness.

VSH has developed more than 400 units of affordable, permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals and families and persons with disabilities in Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Charlottesville.

They provide permanent housing integrated with appropriate levels of support services to help tenants stay housed and find the support they need to succeed in other areas of life.

Caroline County DSS

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Caroline County (DSS) Financial Help Provided: Fuel Assistance, Medical Assistance, Medicaid,General Relief, SNAP Food Stamps
  • Fuel and Energy Assistance (Heating, Cooling and Crisis)
  • Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
  • Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare
  • Medical or dental services
  • Burials expenses
  • Assistance for unattached children
  • interim assistance
  • SNAP food Assistance: SNAP can be used like cash to buy eligible food items from authorized retailers
  • The TANF program provides eligible families with a monthly cash payment to meet their basic needs.
You can apply online in Virginia by visiting: https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/.

Contact Information
17202 Richmond Turnpike
Bowling Green, VA - 22427
(804) 633-5071

Energy Assistance Programs

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Virginia Energy Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 for information on Energy Assistance Programs available in Virginia. Or view details on the Virginia Department of Social Services Web site. There are four parts to Virginia Energy Assistance:
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Cooling Assistance
  • Weatherization  Assistance