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Partner Agency List 2022

Basic Needs and Safety Net

Franklin Charity Fund

Sarah Rexrode (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

Franklin Cooperative Ministry

Margaret Anne Smith, 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.

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

Chris Tan, 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.

The Genieve Shelter

Marleisa Montgomery, 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.

Senior Services of Southeast Virginia

Steve Zollos, Chief Executive Officer (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 

Programs funded: iRide bus routes

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

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

Blackwater Regional Library – Walter Cecil Rawls Branch

Donna Pope, 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

Kevin Will, Director 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.

The Children's Center

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

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 the Colonial Coast

Tracy Keller, CEO (757) 547-4405 ~ (800) 77-SCOUT
912 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322  
Programs funded: Girl Scouting programs/activities. Over half the girls are from at-risk communities.

Tidewater Youth Services

Jenny Hodge, 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.


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Camp25 Inc.

Eric Benton, Executive Director (757) 653-1667
Franklin, VA 23851
Programs funded: Youth camps offering enrichment, physical activities, career interests, and extra-curricular opportunities.

Down the Middle Foundation

Darnell Lee, Director (757) 653-4151
Franklin, VA 23851
Programs funded: Youth programs emphasizing community service, team building, mentorship and sports education.

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.

James L. Camp, Jr. YMCA

Catarina Johnson, 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.

Western Tidewater Free Clinic

Rhonda Stewart, 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

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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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