General Services


Caroline Department of Social Services  804-633-5071

Caroline Community Center
  • Offers a variety of programs for assistance in the areas of food, medical needs, utilities , and other areas. 
  • Handles reports of child abuse and domestic violence. 
Caroline Family Practice - 804-632-1030

Health Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in New Canton, VA.  The Center is located at 102 West Broaddus Avenue in the Caroline Square Shopping Center next to Rite Aid. 
  • Open to all adults and children, insured and uninsured. 
  • Accepts the major government health plans, such as Medicaid and Famis. 
  • Uses a sliding scale for fees which is adjusted for income and family size.  All patients will pay some amount for care. 
  • Minimum payment is $10.00 per office visit. 
CERVE (Caroline Emergency Relief Effort) - During business hours call Social Services 804-633-5071.
  • Offers assistance to transient people using a contract with Days Inn (located in Carmel Church) for one night's lodging which includes a breakfast mea. 
  • Offers monetary assistance with utility bills under emergency situations, but utilizes other social service programs first. 
Glory Outreach
  • A Food/Clothing Ministry of Salem Baptist Church. 
  • Approved Federal Food Distribution Point.
  • Mission Statement:  To be the hands and feet of Christ by providing food and clothing to those in need. 
  • Located on East Broaddus Avenue next the Shell Gas Station in Bowling Green, VA. 
  • Hours of Operation:  Tuesday Nights from 6 PM to 8 PM. 
  • Free Food and Clothing - Limited Quantities. 
RACSB (Rappahannock Area Community Service Board)  804-633-9997 Located at 19254 Rogers Clark Blvd. Ruther Glen, VA.  22546.
  • Assists with mental health issues and drug and alcohol related problems for individuals and families. 
  • Client must be a resident of Caroline County
  • Uses a sliding scale for fee
Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging  540-371-3375
  • Offers transportation once-a-month on a set date for Doctor's appointment, picks up groceries at the grocery store, picks up prescriptions etc. Cost. $3.00. 
  • Offers a bi-weekly "homemaker's service" to do shopping or light housework; requires a donation of any amount.
  • Offers emergency assistance for seniors (once per year per client) for prescriptions and utilities.
  • Offers "meal centers" in Caroline, King George, Stafford, and Spotsylvania Counties, and in Fredericksburg; sites are open 2-3 times per week and offer meals, games, and trips to the movie or library, etc.; some participants pay their own way while others make donations.  Caroline County sites and hours are:  Bowling Green area, Community Center, M/W/F approximately 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Ladysmith Area, Madison Ruritan building, Thursdays, approximately 9:00 AM-2:00 PM<; It is necessary to call in advance to sign up. 
Thurman-Brisben Center (formally known as Thurman-Brisben Homeless Shelter) - 540-899-9853    located at 471 Central Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia  22402
  • Does not allow single overnight stays
  • Does not serve transient people
  • Offers a 30 day program (extension an be granted for up to 60 or 90 days). 
  • Client must be homeless, but was a recent resident in Planning District 16 (Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties, or Fredericksburg) for at least 30 days. 
  • Client is required to find a job and agrees that 75% of their income is placed in an escrow account, which is used to help them establish a more permanent situation when they leave the program. 
  • The facility offers housing; a limited number of "Family Rooms" are available. 
VIP Care (Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care)  804-282-8332  located at 2000 Bremo Road Suite 105, Richmond, VA  23226
  • Offers Christian counseling services for individuals and families. 
  • Participates with most major insurance companies and uses a sliding scale for out-of-pocket payments.