Community

Welcome to the heart of C-Fit Community – the Resource Portal! This is your entryway to find connections with new friends, interest groups, activities and training that can help you increase your life satisfaction and lead to greater wellness and happiness.

Healthy communities support an individual’s physical, mental and spiritual wholeness. Here you’ll find an abundance of information on our local environment (like clean air and water, green living, and nature activities), intellectual pursuits (like classes, volunteer opportunities, and creative outlets), jobs and employment (like job search skills, work-life balance, and language courses), and financial fitness (like managing debt, understanding government benefits, and learning to budget).

Social Events

Social Events

Chesterfield County Events-Activities

Explore upcoming events designed to inform and enrich the lives of older adults, their families and caregivers. Sponsored by the
Chesterfield Aging & Disability Service Office and partnering organizations (Chesterfield Council on Aging, Chesterfield Triad).

www.chesterfield.gov/191/Events-Activities

Intellectual / Financial / Occupational (Economic Wellness)

Financial Counseling

Virginia Credit Union

VACU’s financial tools and convenient services go beyond your average bank account. Take advantage of great rates on auto loans, home loans, as well as mobile deposit, digital wallets, debit & credit cards, and checking & savings.

https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services.html

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

At United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, we outline key steps on the journey to financial well-being and provide needed supports along the way.

https://www.yourunitedway.org/what-we-do/initiatives/

Financial Aid

Chesterfield County Community Enhancement

Visit this site to learn more about the Virginia Mortgage Relief Program and/or the Chesterfield Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance (CERA) Program

www.chesterfield.gov/1144/Community-Enhancement

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

TANF is a program that provides temporary financial assistance to eligible families and children. The family will receive a monthly cash payment to meet their basic needs.

www.chesterfield.gov/687/Temporary-Assistance-for-Needy-Families-

Auxilary Grant Program

An Auxiliary Grant (AG) is an income supplement for individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and certain other aged, blind, or disabled individuals who reside in a licensed assisted living facility (ALF) or an approved adult foster care (AFC) home.

www.chesterfield.gov/668/Auxiliary-Grant-Program

Child Care Assistance

The Child Care Assistance program provides financial assistance to low-income working families with child care needs.

www.chesterfield.gov/670/Child-Care-Assistance

Energy Assistance Program

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services administers programs to help with heating or cooling costs throughout the year for income eligible households.

www.chesterfield.gov/672/Energy-Assistance-Program

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded rent subsidy program which enables low-income families to choose and
lease safe, decent, and affordable rental housing.

www.chesterfield.gov/1143/Real-Estate-Tax-Relief

Medical Assistance-Medicaid

The Medicaid program helps low-income individuals with payments for health and medical care. The Department of Medical Assistance Services pays the bills to providers.

www.chesterfield.gov/677/Medical-Assistance—Medicaid

Refugee Assistance Program

The goal of Virginia’s Refugee Resettlement Program is to help refugees and their families gain economic self-sufficiency and social integration into their communities.

www.chesterfield.gov/680/Refugee-Assistance-Program

Real Estate Tax Relief

The Office of the Commissioner of Revenue is responsible for administering a program for tax relief on real estate (and mobile homes) for eligible elderly and disabled residents of Chesterfield County.

www.chesterfield.gov/1143/Real-Estate-Tax-Relief

Help 1 RVA

Resource for short term assistance to find help with housing, food, employment, child care or other needs. Click “Get Help” and a navigator will contact you within 48 hours.

www.help1rva.org

Job search readiness

Employment Services- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Chesterfield Employment Services (CES) provides assistance to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in securing and keeping employment in the community.

www.chesterfield.gov/958/Chesterfield-Employment-Services

Employment Services

Are you currently out of work, considering a change of career, interested in education and training, have questions or need assistance with your job search, resume or interviewing? We’ve got you covered! Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services offers various employment services and programs free of charge to all residents (18+) of Chesterfield County and the City of Colonial Heights.

www.chesterfield.gov/4254/Employment-Services

Environmental

Environmental

Environmental Stewardship

Parks and Recreation supports conservation and environmental stewardship in a variety of ways. Visit the website to see the list and to learn more about our programs and how you can increase your sustainability at home.

www.chesterfield.gov/4690/Environmental-Stewardship

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) programs help sustain the profitability of agricultural and forestry production and enhance and protect the quality of our land and water resources.

www.chesterfield.gov/440/Agriculture-Natural-Resources

Volunteering

Volunteerism

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society offers numerous ways for volunteers to join in the fight against cancer. Sign-up to volunteer and help finish that fight.

https://www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer/community-events.html

Pocahontas State Park

Volunteer in the great outdoors! Check out the opportunities to volunteer.

https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/volunteers

Sports Backers

There are over 8,000 volunteers and staff involved with Sports Backers. Collectively we encourage an active lifestyle in all corners of our community. It doesn’t matter if you are filling cups at a water stop, leading a fitness class, or advocating for bike infrastructure, we are all part of the same team.

https://www.sportsbackers.org/get-involved/

United Way

United Way runs on volunteers. Please check out volunteer opportunities in your area to support local neighbors and communities.

https://www.unitedway.org/get-involved/volunteer

YMCA of Greater Richmond

The YMCA works in partnership and collaboration with community volunteers and leaders to fully deliver our Mission and Cause. Check out the opportunities that await you!

https://www.ymcarichmond.org/volunteer