New River Community Action (NRCA) works with our community’s most vulnerable residents including the homeless, ex-offenders, the disabled, and struggling young families. NRCA offers a variety of programs to improve the lives of low-income people. Some services address basic needs such as food, shelter, and utilities. Comprehensive early childhood programs promote school readiness, healthy families, and effective parenting.
NRCA offers hope and help through services that meet basic needs, strengthen families, and promote economic stability. The focus of NRCA is not to only fulfill basic needs but build brighter futures. NRCA helps over 9,000 individuals each year improve their lives by providing them essential services and life-changing opportunities through educational and case management support as well as accessing available affordable housing, food, health care, crisis assistance, and more.
NRCA serves Radford City and the Counties of Montgomery, Giles, Floyd and Pulaski, Virginia. A well-known proponent of self-sufficiency, NRCA offers “A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out” to local families in need.
NRCA holds the conviction that poverty is not an acceptable condition in our communities. We believe that alleviating conditions of poverty is attainable through joint community efforts. Each of us has something to contribute; each of us can play a part.