Community Resources

Anti-Defamation League - Social Justice Conversation Activities
ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. If you follow this weblink, you will find fun activities that create opportunities to talk with children (ages 3–12) about respect, inclusion, diversity, bias, and social justice. Each activity is followed by discussion prompts for talking with children about what they learned, their feelings, and any questions they might have.
 

Aunt Bertha
Accessing basic needs information has never been easier. ConnectVA leverages the Aunt Bertha platform to provide our community with a comprehensive directory of local, state, and national service information.

Comfort Zone Camp
Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or legal guardian. The free camps include confidence-building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children ages 7 to 17 and are held year-round across the Country.
(804) 377-3430

Common Sense Media
Media and technology are at the center of kids' lives every day. From a very young age, kids use technology at home and at school to connect with friends and family and to document their lives and create digital content of their own. With more and more of life happening online, what catches kids' attention isn't always what's best for them, and what companies do with their personal information isn't always clear. Since 2003, Common Sense has been a leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools

Community Services Board
The Hanover County Community Services Board (CSB) provides prevention, treatment, employment, and support services for Hanover citizens and families with mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities.
(804) 365-4200

Department of Community Resources
Community Resources assists and connects volunteers, human service organizations and available resources to address community needs.
(804) 365-4302 or 1 (800) 491-0575

Department of Social Services
(804) 365-4100

Family SEL Book List
Here you will find a list of books that focus on social and emotional learning. They have been grouped based on the character trait that they emphasize. This list is managed by the ConnectWithKids SEL program.

Family Social Emotional Learning Resources
Here you’ll find practical, proven resources that can help families connect…share…talk and think about important youth and family issues in a whole new way. Each program (some in Spanish, as well) features student profiles as well as interviews with leading experts and parents.

Full Circle Grief Center
Provide comprehensive, professional grief support for children, adults, families, and communities.
(804) 357-5924
 

Hanover Safe Place
Our Mission: Prevent sexual and domestic violence, provide services to those affected, and create community awareness of support and resources.

Hanover Youth Crime Line
Stand Up. Speak Up. 
(804) 365-6828

Health Department
The Mission of the Virginia Department of Health is to promote and protect the health of all Virginians. The agency’s vision statement is “Healthy People in Healthy Communities.” 
(804) 365-4313 or 1 (800) 464-5506

Insight Timer - Mindfulness App
Insight Timer is a smartphone app and online community for mindfulness meditation. The app features free guided meditations, music and talks posted by contributing experts. Mindfulness practices are available for kids and adults! 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Parks & Recreation
Parks and Recreation offers over 1,500 acres of parkland throughout Hanover County, with beautiful trails, historic landmarks, athletics fields, relaxing shelters, and safe, accessible playgrounds. The Department boasts a wide range of yearlong events and programs for all ages and interests.
(804) 365-7150

RULER Emotional Intelligence Program
Elmont utilizes two primary Social Emotional Learning programs. ConnectWithKids program and the RULER program. The RULER emotional intelligence program uses tools like the mood meter within our classrooms. Students, teachers, and staff members receive training on the RULER tools and philosophy. The following link provides detailed information about Yale's Center For Emotional Intelligence and the RULER program.

Side by Side
Side by Side is dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.

VA Employment Commission
(804) 236-3500

YMCA of Greater Richmond
From swim lessons to after-school care, the Y is committed to building each person’s spirit, mind, and body. We’re a non-profit organization open to all people and committed to social responsibility.

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