Activate Martinsville-Henry County works to improve and enhance access and utilitarian/leisure-time opportunities for walking and bicycling. Under the umbrella of the Martinsville-Henry County YMCA, Activate seeks to promote walking and bicycling as a more integral and celebrated feature of life in our region.
Edwards Adult Day Care Center of Martinsville and Henry County will enrich lives of adults, age 18 and over, who are limited due to illness, accident, or birth defect, by providing daytime assistance with a combination of social, cognitive and recreation services so they can remain at home with their families and to provide assistance, support, and respite services to families and caregivers.
Altrusa is an international organization that provides community service, develops leadership in its members, fosters international understanding, and encourages friendship through a network of executives and professionals in many diverse fields of endeavor. Altrusa International, Inc. is comprised of over 400 clubs worldwide, with a total membership of approximately 11,000 in 19 countries.
ANCHOR, a nonprofit organization, was created in 1972 to help troubled youth and keep them in the community, close to their families and support systems. In addition to its group home, ANCHOR provides GPS and outreach services that assisted about 45 youth in fiscal 2016.
Bassett Community Center, Inc. has been serving families with positive and affordable recreational activities for over 40 years!Before/after school care, summer day camp, meeting rooms, parties, family reunions, swimming, fitness facilities, youth and adult sports leagues are just some of the opportunities available for anyone in our community. Admission is by daily fee or by annual membership.
The Bassett Public Library Association oversees management of the Bassett Branch of the Blue Ridge Regional Library and the Bassett Historical Center. With its roots dating back to 1939, the Bassett Historical Center is home to thousands of historical and genealogical collections.
Blue Ridge Public Broadcasting System has been committed to "enriching people's lives by providing educational, informational and cultural programming that fills a unique role as a positive and lifelong resource for the communities it serves" for decades.
The mission of the Blue Ridge Regional Library is to provide free, friendly service and access to timely materials that educate, enrich, and entertain the entire community. To accomplish this mission the Blue Ridge Regional Library offers materials and programs at five branches located in Martinsville, Bassett, Collinsville, Patrick County, and Ridgeway. The library also has a bookmobile and a Historical Center located in Bassett.
Planted in the center of Highland Park, one of Richmond, Virginia's most troubled areas, Boaz & Ruth's mission is to rebuild lives and communities through relationships, training, transitional jobs, and economic revitalization.
The Blue Ridge Mountains Council, Boy Scouts of America, includes 21 counties and nine cities in southwest and south central Virginia with council headquarters located in Roanoke, Va. A total of 33 full-time and six part-time employees, nearly 6,000 volunteers, over 300 local charter organizations, 470 Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Venturing crews provide quality Scouting experiences for over 16,000 youth and families each year.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a national organization comprised of more than 3,700 associated clubs, has been successfully redirecting the lives of young people since 1860, servicing over 4.4 million kids. As a group of civic and professional leaders, we are dedicated to promoting positive youth development by providing a safe and healthy environment for children to interact with their peers and positive adult role models.
Carlisle School offers an alternative to public education in order to prepare students from 2 years old to 12th grade for leadership and involvement in further education. In addition to being a college preparatory organization, we also provide a unique opportunity for students in this area to gain access to preparedness for a global economy through the International Baccalaureate programs being offered in 6th --12th grade.
Central Virginia Health Services, Inc. is a non-profit primary health care practice offering comprehensive and affordable primary care. Health promotion, learning what lifestyle changes you can make to become healthier; chronic disease management, including affordable medications; testing for diseases so that early detection can perhaps save your life; patient education so that you can better understand your health condition -- all these services are part of their commitment.
Martinsville-Henry County Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) is an independent, yet closely aligned, charitable affiliate of the Chamber of Commerce. Led by a separate Board of Directors, C-PEG is charged with funding and supporting the area's efforts to improve economic growth.
Citizens Against Family Violence is an independent, non-profit agency which has a 501c3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service. We believe in the inherent self-worth and dignity of each individual, and we believe that each person should be free from violence and exploitation.
The City of Martinsville is an independent city located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southern Virginia. Martinsville has a total area of 11 square miles and is home to the Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville Mustangs, and a host of other events and amenities.
The Martinsville Police Department personnel are committed to providing the best possible services to the citizens of Martinsville through aggressive and proactive law enforcement and public service programs. Its 54 sworn officers and six civilian personnel provide public services and law enforcement for a population of approximately 16,000 citizens of Martinsville, Virginia.
The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) was organized in 2002 to preserve and promote the scenic rivers of this border region of piedmont North Carolina and Virginia. Faced with the decline of tobacco and textiles, our traditional economic bases, local leaders recognized the increasing importance of the abundant high-quality water in this 3,300 square-mile region. In addition to its economic value as a water source and its historical significance as a means of transportation, this river system can provide excellent recreational opportunities to the 1.5 million residents who live within an hour's drive.
Since 1981, Feeding America Southwest Virginia has provided millions of pounds of food and related product to approximately 350 partner agencies that directly serve the families and individuals in need of emergency food assistance. Without the Food Bank's distribution program there would be severe and detrimental effects on the types and qualities of services that our partner agencies provide the thousands of disadvantaged families and individuals living in our communities.
For over 66 years, the Fieldale Community Center has served the community of Fieldale, Virginia. Located in the heart of the Fieldale community, the Community Center provides recreational and social opportunities to thousands of lower to middle income members, from early childhood to senior citizens.
Focus on Youth is dedicated to providing positive youth development activities for at-risk youth through Partners in Education, shoplifting diversion, tutoring, youth services, and a summer youth camp.
For the Children Partners in Prevention, Inc., or For The Children as it is commonly known, is an organization created to help reduce the high rate of teenage pregnancy in Martinsville and Henry County.
Since 1988, Foundation for Roanoke Valley has been helping individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and others establish permanent charitable legacies. Through a named fund within the Foundation, donors are able to carry out their objectives in an efficient and effective manner.
The Foundation for Virginia was organized as a bipartisan effort to move the Commonwealth to spend more on higher education, transportation and health care. The Foundation for Virginia backs a plan that would pump more money into public schools, providing funding for elementary education, art, music, physical education, more planning time for teachers, technology, training, and help for schools in poor areas.
FREE provides rehabilitation equipment to qualified adults. This equipment is specifically designed to assist in personal mobility. All applications for equipment assistance require a physician's approval by prescription and/or letter of medical necessity. This process ensures the proper equipment is matched to the specific needs of an individual.
Gateway Streetscape Foundation is the organization responsible for planting trees, shrubs and flowers for the City of Martinsville and Henry County. Gateway endeavors to beautify the area and make it an appealing place for all citizens to enjoy. Gateway is a volunteer based organization and thus relies on volunteers to accomplish its goals, thereby engaging and empowering citizens. Gateway also is an environmental agent for the City of Martinsville and Henry County and promotes recycling, reusing and reducing along with litter control.
The County of Henry established the Department of Public Safety in July 1985. The Department serves as a liaison to local volunteer response agencies, handles emergency management activities and coordinates planning activities for the local Emergency Operations Plan. The Department also conducts fire inspections and investigations, fire safety education and firefighter training coordination.
Henry County Schools strives to meet or exceed the state and federal mandated requirements for assessing all students' academic progress. In addition, Henry County continues to provide a world-class education that is second to none while providing a catalyst for economic development in the Martinsville/Henry County community.
The Henry County-Martinsville Health Department serves as the headquarters of West Piedmont Health District. This district is one of 35 districts recognized by the Virginia Department of Health. With a mission to protect and promote the health of our residents, the health department engages in educating the public about healthy lifestyle choices, emergency preparedness, and health threats such as chronic diseases.
A partnership of financial institutions, government agencies, civic and nonprofit organizations working together to improve the economic self-sufficiency of low-income and low-wealth families and individuals.
LEAD VIRGINIA connects diverse leaders to promote a statewide perspective about the quality of life in the Commonwealth. Participants in this educational forum grapple with challenges, opportunities and major issues facing the Commonwealth. Technology, health, military, government, education, economic development, industry, immigration and transportation are among the topics participants explore.
The primary mission of MARC Workshop, Inc. has always been to provide rehabilitative training and employment services and opportunities to disabled individuals in the Martinsville and Henry County area, thus assisting them in achieving their maximum potential within a work setting enviroment.
Founded in 1997 and located in Atlanta, Georgia, Market Street Services enables cities, counties, states, regions, chambers of commerce, corporations, and other clients to proactively shape their own future. The comprehensive development strategies it delivers take into account every dimension of economic opportunity and quality of life. Market Street guides its clients to break out of the status quo and manage change in a self-directed way.
Formed in 2005 with endowment funds carried over from the sale of Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County, the Martinsville Area Community Foundation helps local families establish new endowments for the long-term benefit of the community.
Martinsville City Public Schools provides exemplary programs that embrace the diversity of our students. Our programs establish high standards and expectations for learning, measure student performance, provide accountability to the public, and promote a culture of lifelong learning.
Martinsville Uptown Revitalization is committed to the continued enhancement of the historic central business district. This economic development agency strives to spark interest and to rejuvenate Uptown Martinsville with a variety of programs and events. Martinsville Uptown holds events, works with merchants to promote their stores and tackle their challenges, features available property on its website; works with property owners to fill their vacancies and enhance their properties through facade renderings and its facade/signage matching grant program.
The mission of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation is to create new job opportunities and expand the tax base for the area. The organization strives to support and further develop local industry, as well as market Martinsville-Henry County globally as an exceptional place to live, work and play.
Founded in 1996, the Historical Society was spurred by the closing of the old Henry County Court House. Henry County now leases the Court House to the Historical Society for one dollar a year with the understanding that the Historical Society will work to restore the structure in a manner that benefits the community.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is a non-profit organization that for the past 50 years has been providing leadership, education and advocacy to save America's historic places and revitalize its communities. The Preservation Services Fund was created as a Trust program to provide financial assistance to local preservation projects.
New College Institute was established July 1, 2006, after the Virginia General Assembly passed and Governor Tim Kaine signed a bill establishing New College Institute funded by an initial appropriation of $2.5 million for the 2006-08 biennium and a matching grant from The Harvest Foundation. The purpose of NCI is to provide access to higher education beyond the associate's degree level to Southern Virginia.
Partners for Livable Communities is a national, nonprofit organization working to restore and renew our communities. Partners has over twenty-five years of experience in solving community problems by providing information, leadership and guidance that help communities help themselves. Partners for Livable Communities welcomes the opportunity to bring its experience to different communities.
Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) was founded in 1962 as a two-year branch of the University of Virginia. In 1971, it became part of the Virginia Community College System and today is one of 23 community colleges in the state. The college foundation is the fundraising arm of the school.
Martinsville Henry County After 3 (MHCA3) is the ONLY free local afterschool enrichment program offering universal access to high quality, professionally taught and mentored arts, academics, and athletics programming and tutoring specifically designed for middle school students' holistic development. MHC After 3 adopts the Triple A Model--Arts, Academic, and Athletics--to ensure the positive development of its participants.
The Phoenix Community Development Corporation (PCDC) is an initiative in our funding priority area emphasizes the revitalization of Uptown Martinsville. This agency was formed to develop vital real estate projects particularly focusing on the Uptown district.
The mission of Piedmont Access to Health Services, Inc. is to provide the citizens of Southside Virginia, including both the uninsured and underinsured, an integrated system of care that includes access to primary & specialty care, prescription medication, case management, and a wide range of hospital services.
Piedmont Arts is a not-for-profit corporation serving the City of Martinsville, Henry County Virginia and the surrounding region. Piedmont Arts was formed in 1961 and incorporated in 1976 by a group of art enthusiasts to become a chapter member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. We believe that art enhances the quality of life. Therefore, the mission of Piedmont Arts is to provide experiences in the visual and performing arts to enrich and enlighten the lives of the people of Martinsville, Henry County, and neighboring areas.
Piedmont Community Services helps individuals, families, and the community enhance their quality of life by providing a highly effective continuum of behavioral health services including prevention, treatment, education, and support within available resources.
The Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology is dedicated to creating a community of learners who through a unique physical, intellectual, and social environment will explore the interconnectedness among science, math, and technology through real world applications in order to develop the necessary skills to impact society in a positive manner.
Project Access of Danville, VA helps uninsured adults in the Danville/Pittsylvania County region, and FAMIS (Family Access to Medical Insurance Security), a statewide program that is focused on children.
The idea for QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia (QCV) was conceived by its founder, Lynda Harrill, in April 2009, after she worked with QuickStart Tennis in Albemarle County for over a year. Lynda was instrumental in taking QuickStart to kids in Charlottesville and its seven surrounding counties during 2009 and believed the approach could be successfully replicated in additional counties in central Virginia where tennis is not a household word and certainly not part of any school curriculum.
Rural Health Consultants, Inc. (RHC) was formed in 1990 to help rural health providers and the communities they serve to achieve and maintain viable health systems and to cope more effectively with a complex and changing environment. RHC consults with rural health providers and community leaders to design and develop rural health systems that meet the clinical needs of the community.
Safetynet was founded in 1986 for the purpose of helping those who, through no fault of their own, have critical monetary needs that cannot be satisfied from any other source. Safetynet sees itself as the last resort for these individuals who face serious situations. Since 1986, Safetynet has donated more than $1.4 million to the needy of the Martinsville region.
Smart Beginnings of Martinsville and Henry County is a community coalition working with parents and caregivers to provide them with the resources and knowledge needed to make the most of this small window of time so that ALL children are ready for success when they enter school.
For the past 20 years, the Southern Environmental Law Center has used the full power of the law to conserve clean water, healthy air, wild lands, and livable communities throughout the Southeast. As the biggest, most powerful environmental organization headquartered in the South, SELC is able to work simultaneously in all three branches of government, and in all of our six focus states, to comprehensively address the most urgent problems facing our region.
The Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority, established under Virginia Commonwealth laws and empowered by the City of Martinsville and Henry County, is responsible for creating partnerships and strategies to develop, promote and operate the facilities to the broadest potential possible. These facilities aim to fulfill the community need for diverse recreation opportunities, to enhance the visibility and image of the Martinsville-Henry County area and, through sports tourism, bring additional revenues to support local businesses and drive economic growth in the region.
The purpose of the Southside Business Technology Center (SBTC) is to promote economic development in Southside Virginia. SBTC helps entrepreneurs enhance their knowledge of business management through the development of high-quality business projects, individual consultations and seminars tailored to specific client needs.
The Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization provides a center for education and other special community-wide events for Spencer and surrounding areas by preserving the facilities, history, artifacts, and pride of the Spencer-Penn School. Areas of focus range from the performing and creative arts to the creation of a community library.
Stepping Stones, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization which provides a day support program for the developmentally disabled and physically handicapped persons, 18 years of age or older. Our goal and purpose is to provide services and facilities for mentally and physically handicapped persons to help increase awareness, independence, and communication skills.
Originally established in 1996, Eastern Shepherd holds as its mission to provide a safe, supportive and healing environment for women in the early stages of recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction as they acquire the self-confidence and tools needed to become and remain self-sufficient.
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research serves as a regional catalyst for economic transformation. The mission will be accomplished through applied research, advanced learning, and economic development. Footprint served: counties of Patrick, Franklin, Henry, Pittsylvania, Halifax and Mecklenburg along with the cities of Martinsville and Danville
Triple "C" Dude Ranch is a place that loves children. Beautiful rolling mountains, lush green fields and farmlands surround the 35-acre Special Needs facility. We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for all of the children we serve, with a major emphasis on Special Needs Children.
United Way is a national network of nearly 1300 local organizations that work to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life. Local United Ways create long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. Common focus areas include helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people's health. The goal of all United Ways is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems.
The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service embodies the University of Virginia's commitment to serve the people of the Commonwealth. The Center's mission is to anticipate and forecast change and to serve as a resource to those who need to recognize and address that change.
UVA's Guide Program introduces recent University of Virginia graduates into Martinsville and Henry County's three high schools as College Guides. These former students collaborate with school counselors and other staff to increase the number of students applying to and attending college. Among the many forms of assistance they offer, the Guides help students and their families with any financial aid and college admission applications in an effort to increase the number of our students who attain postsecondary education.
From its beginnings in 1838 to today, as part of a thriving urban comprehensive academic health center, VCU Medical College of Virginia/Health Sciences Program has maintained a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and health care. Their tradition of excellence provides a foundation for innovation as healthcare moves into the 21st century.
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) brings the humanities fully into Virginia's public life, assisting individuals and communities in their efforts to understand the past, confront important issues in the present, and shape a promising future.
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) is a nonprofit law firm established in 1977 to provide free civil legal services to eligible low-income residents in twenty counties and seven cities in Central, Southside, and Western Tidewater Virginia. VLAS serves the entire community by providing free information, advice and representation in such areas as housing, healthcare, economic self-sufficiency, education, public benefits, consumer purchases, and family relations.
With access to multiple sources of funding and strong capacity building and technical assistance resources, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) invests in the redevelopment of areas that are economically distressed.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History is the only collections-based, research-driven natural history museum between Washington D.C. and Florida. With over 22 million objects in its collections and its location in one of the most ecologically and biologically diverse states on the East Coast, VMNH provides meaningful life-long learning opportunities and fosters an enhanced appreciation of Virginia's natural resources.
Serving the City of Martinsville and the Counties of Henry, Franklin and Patrick, Virginia, the mission of the West Piedmont Business Development Center is to attract, assist and encourage emerging entrepreneurs by providing a favorable environment for their growth and development. Affordable office and light manufacturing space, shared office equipment and services make it possible for small businesses to reduce the many costs associated with establishing and operating a business.
Welcome to the Family YMCA of Martinsville and Henry County. With two branches, Martinsville and Collinsville, the YMCA reaches out to the community in all ways possible offering residents of Henry County and Martinsville the best facilities in the area. We offer programming for members of all ages, such as aerobics, yoga, swim lessons, personal training and much more!