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Partner Agency List 2015

Basic Needs and Safety Net

American Red Cross, Southampton County Service Delivery Unit

Cynthia Darden, Service Delivery Coordinator (757)651-9304
511 N. Main Street
P. O. Box 952
Franklin, VA 23851
Programs Funded: Emergency services for disaster victims, CPR & other training.

Franklin Cooperative Ministry

Veronica Ferguson, Director (757)516-6322
301 W. First Avenue
P. O. Box 1214
Franklin, VA 23851
Programs funded: Assistance to disadvantaged for housing, utilities, prescriptions, dental care, household goods, clothing.

Franklin Charity Fund

Gwen Wilson (757)562-8510
Franklin Department of Social Services
306 N. Main Street
Franklin, VA 23851
Programs funded: Emergency assistance for housing, utilities, prescriptions, gasoline, etc

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

Joanne E. Batson, CEO (757)627-6599
800 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23501
Programs funded: Food for the hungry. Available at the Foodbank locationon Friday mornings in Norfolk plus through several elementary schools, the Boys & Girls Club, and a dozen churches in this area.  Click here for Franklin/Southampton locations.

For Kids, Inc. 

Victoria Henderson 
400 Finney Ave
Suffolk, VA 23434-3852
Programs funded: Works with homeless families to provide housing in their local community. Additionally, provides case management and skills training for these families.

Genieve Shelter

Mary Williams-Davis, Executive Director (757)925-4365
1548-C Holland Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
Programs funded: Shelter for abused women and their children in Suffolk and Franklin. Capital program in process to build transitional housing units where women can stay for up to two years.

Southampton County Charity Fund

Michelle Stivers (757)653-3080
Southampton County Department of Social Services
P. O. Box 550
Courtland, VA 23837
Programs funded: Emergency assistance for housing, utilities, prescriptions, gasoline, etc.

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Blackwater Regional Library – Ruth Camp Campbell Branch

Bonnie Roblin, Branch Manager (757)562-4801
280 N. College Drive
Franklin, VA 23851

Blackwater Regional Library – Rawls Branch

lola Scott Lamison, Branch Manager (757)653-2821
23411 Main Street
Courtland, VA 23837
Programs funded: summer reading programs for youth and teens.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia

Dave Zobel, Dir. of Operations (757)853-5632
3415 Azalea Garden Road
Norfolk, VA 23513
Local Unit Director
Eric Taylor (757)562-7350
Programs funded: Franklin unit of Boys & Girls Club based at S.P. Morton Elementary School.

Boy Scouts of America, Colonial Virginia Council

Scott Rehrauer, Asst. Scout Executive/COO 757-504-7380 
11721 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23606
Programs funded: General support for local Scout troops including volunteer training.

Franklin Educational Foundation, Inc.

Jim Jervey, President (757)-617-9162 
Box 96
Franklin, VA 23851
Provides financial support/scholarships for Franklin City School Programs

Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast

Tracy Keller, Executive Director (757)547-4405 (ext.243) ~ 1-800-77-SCOUT
912 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Programs funded: Girl Scouting programs/activities. Over half the girls are from at-risk communities and are being served at Franklin Park & Rec Center, Franklin Library, Boys & Girls Club with programs especially for at-risk youth vs. more traditional troop meetings.

Tidewater Youth Services

Jeannie Martin, Executive Director (757)488-9161
2404 Airline Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23701-2912
Programs funded: School-based case management program at JP King Middle School. Counseling/mentoring, tutoring for at-risk youth.


James L. Camp, Jr. Kathy Roberts, Executive Director (757)562-3491
300 Crescent Drive
Franklin, VA 23851
Programs funded: 4th grade learn-to-swim for all city and county children. Subsidized YMCA memberships for those in need. Teen leadership programs.

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Children's Center

Rosalind Worrell, Executive Director (757)562-6806
700 Campbell Ave
Franklin, VA 23851
Email: Contact Form
Programs funded: Early Head Start; early intervention supporting children with delays and disabilities; pediatric therapy.

Edmarc Hospice for Children

Deborah L. Stizer-Brame, Executive Director (757)967-9251
516 London Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Programs funded: Support to ease the trauma of a child's illness or death. Nursing hospice care during the illness; counseling/bereavement care.

Graz'n Acres Therapeutic Riding Program

Cyndi Raiford, Executive Director (757)653-9615
14492 Ivor Road
Sedley, VA 23878
Programs funded: Therapeutic riding lessons for children & adults with mental, physical, emotional and learning disabilities.

High Street Seniors

Jean Green, Executive Director  (757)562-6576
Franklin Baptist Church: (757)562-5135
208 N. High Street
Franklin, VA 23851
Programs funded: Senior group meets weekly for food, fellowship, exercise, learning opportunities.

Senior Services of Southeast Virginia /Center for Aging Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

John N. Skirven, Chief Executive Officer Interstate Corporate Center, (757)222-4510
6350 Center Drive Building 5, Suite 101
Norfolk, Virginia 23502

Franklin Office
(757) 569-8206
100 West 4th Avenue
Franklin, Virginia 23851

Southampton County Office
(757) 925-1449
P.O. Box 194
Courtland, Virginia 23837
Services: Nutrition services, medical resources (Pharmacy Connection, Medicare Part D enrollment, lowincome subsidy), Senior companions, transportation, long-term care assistance, heating/cooling assistance.
Programs funded: iRide bus routes

Western Tidewater Free Clinic

Miriam Beiler, Executive Director (757)923-1060
2019 Meade Parkway
Suffolk, VA 23434
Programs Funded: access to basic health care needs for those who have no health insurance and cannot afford to pay for care


James L. Camp, Jr. Kathy Roberts, Executive Director (757)562-3491
300 Crescent Drive
Franklin, VA 23851
Programs funded: 4th grade learn-to-swim for all city and county children. Subsidized YMCA memberships for those in need. Black Achievers Leadership program.

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Income/Financial Stability 

Habitat for Humanity

PO Box 891
Franklin, VA 23851
Programs funded: building new house or refurbishing an existing house.

Virginia Legal Aid Society

Toll-free LawLine for new clients and new problems: (866)534-5243
Websites: and 
Programs funded: Law Line, legal assistance for disadvantaged by telephone or at the Legal Aid sites.

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