COMMUNITY RESOURCES

If you have a resource to share or would like to update your agency information, send an email to director@cj-network.org

EDUCATION RESOURCES

GRADES K-12

Albemarle County Public Schools

Charlottesville City Schools

SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS 

  • Dream Summer: Dream Summer is a national internship program of the Dream Resource Center. The US Senate’s failure to pass the DREAM Act in 2010 sparked conversations among immigrant youth leaders on how to effectively sustain the immigrant youth movement, giving birth to Dream Summer, a national internship program.

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY

  • University of Virginia's Latino Student Alliance serves as the representative voice of the Hispanic/Latino community inside and outside the University as well as to strengthen and empower this community to advance socially, politically, culturally, and academically.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, BASIC LITERACY, AND GED PREP FOR ADULTS

  • Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education: GED Prep and ESOL classes for adults in the Charlottesville region including Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson counties. Costs vary. Scholarships available on a limited basis.

  • English Conversation Circle: A conversation circle to practice speaking English with others at the Northside Library. Free and open to everyone.

FOOD RESOURCES

PUBLIC MEALS, FOOD PANTRIES & FOOD DELIVERIES

HEALTH RESOURCES

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR ADULTS

Medicaid:

  • The rules have changed in Virginia!  So, if you applied for Medicaid in the past and were denied, you may soon be eligible.

  • Las reglas han cambiado! Si solicitó Medicaid en el pasado y se lo denegaron, pronto podrá ser elegible. More Information: www.coverva.org. 1-855-242-8282 - Se habla espanol 

  • * The phone number is the #1 recommended source for information and to obtain coverage

  • Sign up begins November 1

ACA/Marketplace Exchange:

  • Open enrollment to purchase federal health insurance begins November 1-December 15th 

  • Call for more information and for help signing up- 1-855-242-8282 - Se habla espanol 

  • To sign up online go to - www.coverva.org

For more information on Medicaid and ACA view these brochures. 

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Directory of Mental Health Services for Spanish Speaking Consumers

  • The Charlottesville Free Clinic provides Adult Psychiatric Services for non-urgent mental health needs and individual therapy. They use an interpreter for Spanish-speaking clients. 

RESOURCES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND MOTHERS

  • Birth Matters Virginia: Birth Matters' mission is to "improve birth outcomes and lower social and economic costs through access to education, dissemination of evidence, and the sharing of personal narrative." Connect with Birth Matters Charlottesville Chapter here

  • Healthy Families at ReadyKids: Healthy Families is a home visiting program that support and empowers pregnant women and mothers with young children  by fostering positive parent-child interactions, which will prepare children to be school-ready. Through weekly visits, they provide developmental information and connect families to resources in community.

VIRGINIA WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

  • WIC helps women, infants, and children to be healthy by giving them healthy foods at
    no cost (milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, fruits and veggies, baby formula, and more).
    WIC also provides nutrition counseling and education, breastfeeding support and
    breast pumps, and referrals to other programs. Appointments available in Spanish. Undocumented individuals are welcome.

OTHER HEALTH RESOURCES

  • The Community Dental Center offers preventive and restorative dental services, including x-rays and cleanings. Medicaid/FAMIS typically covers all costs at the Center. Costs for children who do not have Medicaid/FAMIS are pay-as-you-go.  

  • Region Ten Community Services Board provides a range of services, including mental health, intellectual disability, and substance use services. They have multiple programs for children and families, including Strengthening Families, which provides support to families with children ages 3 to 11.

  • (SHE) Shelter for Help in Emergency works to support and empower victims of domestic violence through a combination of residential, community-based and outreach services. They have an Advocate for the Spanish-speaking community.

  • The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy, and support to men, women, and children. ​​

  • La Clínica Latina at The Charlottesville Free Clinic offers medical attention free of charge and in Spanish every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of the month. Please call at (434) 296-5525 to make an appointment and/or to receive financial medical assistance. Space is limited. 

  • The Family Check-Up (FCU) is a 3 session model that is scheduled directly with the family. The program is a strengths-based intervention that reduces children’s problem behaviors by improving parenting and family management practices. It promotes positive child outcomes such as decreased substance use and increased school attendance.

  • Foothills Child Advocacy Center provides Spanish workshops, focused on child sexual abuse prevention for adults who would like to learn how to better protect children from sexual abuse. Foothills also provides support and provides forensic interviews to victims of abuse at their center.

HOUSING RESOURCES

HOUSING IN THE CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA

  • EcoVillage Charlottesville is a community space and future residence promoting ecological, social, economic, and cultural sustainability. 

HOUSING RIGHTS

  • Contact PHA or visit their website for fair housing publications in English and in Spanish and for information on equal housing opportunity, how to file a housing discrimination complaint, renter's rights, and accessible housing and universal design.

IMMIGRATION RESOURCES

LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

  • The International Rescue Committee: Low-cost, BIA accredited immigration legal services to all legal permanent residents, including citizenship, adjustment of status, family reunification, and other immigration services

  • Forthright Legal: Respectful, affordable, non-profit community education and representation for everyday people, beginning with immigration.

OTHER RESOURCES

TAX PREP

TRANSLATION SERVICES

  • Martha Trujillo, originally from Mexico, has translated numerous documents from flyers and important letters to lengthy reports. Telephone: (434) 972-1703

  • Mathew Sibley, located in Harrisonburg can offer translation of documents, and in-person or over the phone interpreting. Email: mattlsibley@gmail.com

  • Dr. Eduardo Brito of Brito & Moss, LLC: Legal documents and contracts translated from Spanish to English or English to Spanish. Dr. Brito is also experienced in obtaining notarizations, legalizations, and apostilles for documents worldwide.  Express mailing and courier services available. www.britomoss.com ebrito@britomoss.com FREE CONSULTATION at 703-962-7515.

  • FORWARD/Adelante: Spanish/English Translations (English to Spanish or vice versa) of advertisements and marketing materials, legal documents, and of real estate provisions and laws.

  • Spanish in Virginia: Offers English to Spanish translation services for documents, letters, brochures, newspaper articles, fliers, user's guides, websites, etc.

  • English for Success/Inglés para el éxito, translation Services, from letters to policy handbooks. Contact: Hazael Garay. Telephone: (434) 989-2508

INTERPRETER TRAININGS

COURT INTERPRETER TRAINING

  • The process for becoming a certified Virginia Court interpreter is described at HERE.
     

GENERAL RESOURCES 

  • Sin Barreras provides direct services to Latinos in a variety of areas, including legal clinics, translation services, and referrals to other agencies.  

CONTACT

Karina A. Monroy

Executive Director

kamonroy@cj-network.org

1740 Broadway Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

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