FIRST CALL FOR HELP is a program of Piedmont United Way, a Information and Referral (I&R)
service that connects people in need of services or information with providers.
Since 1996 First Call for Help has been offering information and referral services to the public in the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock. First Call for Help is a program of the Piedmont United Way.
In every community there is a need for a source of information, a facility or entity where the general public can call to learn about other services, not only emergency services, but regular services not mentioned in the phone directory. For example, where does an elderly person call for transportation to get to medical services if they no longer drive? Does a battered woman know that SAFE (Services to Abused Families) exists or for that matter how to contact SAFE? For literacy services, childcare, legal advice, where does a person in need call for information to connect them with the needed service?
First Call for Help has maintains an extensive database that includes local organizations, programs and services in the five-county area that help people with all kinds of health and human service needs. We also maintain a "Quick Guide to Services" for each of the five counties in our service area. Click on the link below for a copy of the quick guide for each county:
First Call for Help is part of the Virginia 2-1-1 system. Dial 2-1-1 and ask to be connected to First Call for Help in Culpeper.
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