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Deaths From Alcohol, Drugs, and Suicide Hit All-Time High in 2017

The number of suicides and alcohol- and drug-induced fatalities in the United States reached a record high of 151,845 in 2017, a report from the Trust for America's Health and the Well Being Trust finds.  Go here for full report.


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March Business After Hours at Sal's Sicilian Pizza & Restaurant

 The Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and Sal's Sicilian Pizza & Restaurant invite you to join us for our monthly networking Business After Hours event. Connect with business peers you know and meet the newest members of the Chamber to make great connections in the business community of Gloucester County this season!

March 21

5:30 p.m. -  7:00 p.m

Sal's Sicilian Pizza & Restaurant

2520 George Washington Memorial Hwy

Register Now! 


Protecting Our Kids from the Opioid Epidemic: Free presentation, March 28, choose your presentation: -Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. - noon. dinner 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Moody's Event Center, 4888 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes , KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Jim Harris, Ed.D., ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: www.chvc.online , for more information call 804-642-5402

Third Annual RiverJam: May 4, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Warner Hall go to this site to register, https://gloucesterarts.org/events/

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New Interactive Web Site Highlights Middle Peninsula Waterways

Outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore the Middle Peninsula waterways like Captain John Smith, wade in the waves like a waterman, or paddle the bays, creeks and rivers of the Commonwealth’s premier rural coastal Virginia region can now plan their outing and experience more easily thanks to the newly launched Virginia Water Trails interactive web … Continue reading "New Interactive Web Site Highlights Middle Peninsula Waterways"(The post New Interactive Web Site Highlights Middle Peninsula Waterways appeared first on Gloucester Village.) Read on »

Hard Times, Hard Decisions: 7 Things Small and Midsize Charities Should Do When a Recession Looms...Read about it HERE 

March 2019 VIMS Monthly Newsletter



Youth Mental Health First Aid: May 28, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Whitcomb Lodge at Beaverdam Park, $35.00 (includes materials) ww.chvc.online

Youth Mental Health First Aid: July 31, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,Bay Transit Meeting Room, 111 Commerce Parkway, Warsaw, $35.00 (includes materials) www.chvc.online

YOUTH Mental Health First Aid: August 1, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,  Bay Transit Meeting Room, 5959 Fiddlers Green Rd., Gloucester, $35.00 (includes materials), www.chvc.online


The purpose of MHFA is to promote a more in-depth understanding of mental health in families and communities. This 8-hour certification course assists family members, caregivers, school staff, health and human service workers, etc. to help adults and youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.These trainings are open to the public. Materials will be provided. Bring a brown bag for a working lunch.

 ADULT MHFA – May 30, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 .pm., Whitcomb Lodge at Beaverdam Park, 8687 Roaring Springs Rd., Gloucester, VA 23061, $35.00 (includes materials) www.chvc.online 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST): is a 2-day workshop designed to teach the skills to competently and confidently intervene with a person at risk of suicide. Developed by LivingWorks Education, Inc. the workshop prepares people to integrate principles of intervention into everyday practice. Number of participants is limited. This training is open to the public. Materials will be provided. Bring a brown bag for a working lunch. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. $60.00 (includes materials) online registration at www.chvc.online, regijstratuiion deadline, May 8, 2019.

WHEN: May 14 & 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at  Whitcomb Lodge at Beaverdam Park, 8687 Roaring Springs Rd., Gloucester, VA 23061

Children First: Children First is a 4-hour co-parenting education program designed to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce. The program assists parents in understanding the importance of an active, involved, and positive relationship with their children by minimizing parental conflict, $50.00 per person. Payment must be received seven (7) days prior to the scheduled class. No exceptions , pre-registration by phone is required at 804-642-5402.

When and where:

Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Mem. Hwy., Gloucester, Thursday, April 4, 2019– 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Prevention Services Office, 3786 George Washington Mem. Hwy.; Thursday, May 9, 2019—8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 Prevention Services Office, 3786 George Washington Mem. Hwy.; Wednesday, June 12, 2019—8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ongoing Nurturing Parenting Program(Parents Only):  15-week On-Going Nurturing Parenting Program takes place year round. Parents can enroll in the classes at any time. Pre-registration is required, call  804-642-5402, or email: prevent@mpnn.state.va.us  www.chvc.online

When and where:

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.,  MPNNCSB Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester, VA 23061.

Mondays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.,  MPNN CSB Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw, Richmond County


Check out the resource listing of upcoming training opportunities and organizations that provide ongoing training on various topics of interest to non-profits.

nami-logoNAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups: free 90 minute, peer–led sessions offer a safe, relaxed, and supportive environment where adults living with mental illness can share, listen and learn about the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness, 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., 84 East Peer Recovery Center, 7603 Hospital Drive, Gloucester ,VA

The Nonprofit Learning Lab approaches all our trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out additional information and guidance to more effectively operate in their roles. The cost is $90 for Network Peninsula members and $105 for non-members. The program schedule and registration is available at: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/virginia


GUEST Night Shelter Volunteer Needs

The upcoming night shelters need many volunteers to help serve this winter. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up through the links below. The most urgent need is for this coming week at Olive Branch UMC. Volunteers can call Fran Musick at 804-693-4568 .


Please review the open shifts through the link below and sign up when you are available to help.  We appreciate all the help from our community members and supporting churches.

March 18 – 25    BridgePoint Church, 10487 Harcum Rd, Gloucester


March 25 – April 1    Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6470 Main St, Gloucester



March 2019



Botetourt Elementary School is looking for tutors to assist 4th grade children from 1:30-2:30 p.m. daily. This would involve a variety of school subjects (language arts/math/science/social studies). Volunteers would be working one-on-one with a student in the classroom. The job of the volunteer would not be to teach the subjects. The volunteer is needed to help the students complete classwork assignments, prepare for tests/quizzes, and use organizational skills to stay prepared for class. Volunteers will be required to attend a brief orientation and complete a background check. Any interested volunteers should contact Haley Poulson (Botetourt Community Engagement Coordinator) at 693-1419 or email at haley.poulson@gc.k12.va.us.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT.


Employment Opportunities: Click on the seal below to go to the site

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Assistant Director of Utilities (FT), Utility Supervisor (FT), Budget & Program Analyst (PT), Clean Community Coordinator (PT), Specialty Instructor (WAR), Gymnastics Assistant (WAR), Park Aide (WAR) and Recreation Aide (WAR)

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Show me the money! 

Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below.

AARP:  Deadline:April 17, 2019

Description:  AARP is accepting applications to the AARP Community Challenge. Funding is available for projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for all residents. MORE DETAILS

National Park Service:  Deadline June 30, 2019

Description: The National Park Service is accepting applications to the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. Funding assists with community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives.Guidance is provided to communities so they can conserve waterways, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways. Selected projects have included elements of environmental education.View Details here.

Grant Gopher Database Search Tip!

Are you looking for grants to support projects in the classroom? You'll find those types of grants in our "Education" category. This category is for all grants related to in-school K-12 and higher education programs.

• Select your state and county • Select the Education program area • Use the keyword classroom

These types of grants are usually offered via a bi-annual or annual grant cycle so you might not see something available for you now, but keep checking in. Pro users receive an email alert when new grants matching their saved searches are added or updated. Not only that, but they're often notified well in advance of the cycle being open (as soon as we have the dates confirmed), which really helps with the grant planning process. Happy searching! Go to: Grant Gopher

Scholarships for Youth - The Patient Advocate Foundation offers scholarships for youth (age 25 and under) suffering from a life threatening or chronic condition. Deadline to apply is in the fall. To learn more, click here.

Patagonia Accepting Applications for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns  Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to grassroots organizations with provocative direct-action agendas aimed at preserving and protecting the environment....Deadline: Rolling

Dominion Energy will once again provide $1 million in environmental grants this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprofit organizations and schools working to improve the environment and provide environmental education experiences in communities served by Dominion Energy. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each for short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment.

Wells Fargo Giving: Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Each state served has its own criteria.

Grants.gov: This site provides a comprehensive list of government grants as well as an online application feature. Deadline: Open

Fundsnet Services: This site provides an online fundraising and grants directory, featuring 28 extensive categories.

Grant Gopher: Your underground connection to available grants for nonprofits!