Our Mission: To promote and support the well-being and self-reliance of individuals, families, and communities.

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NRCA is a private 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization serving Radford City and the Counties of Montgomery, Giles, Floyd and Pulaski in rural southwestern Virginia. A well-known proponent of self-sufficiency, NRCA offers “A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out” to local families in need. We strive to achieve our purpose through community organization and empowerment, helping local communities to recognize and alleviate their own poverty conditions.

NRCA works with our community’s most vulnerable residents including the homeless, ex-offenders, the disabled, and struggling young families. We coordinate with approximately 1,000 local volunteers to offer a variety of programs to improve the lives of over 12,000 people each year. Some services address basic needs such as food, shelter, and employment. Comprehensive early childhood programs promote school readiness, healthy families, and effective parenting.

Programs include Head Start, Children’s Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP), Homeless and Housing Programs (Rapid Re-housing, Homeless Prevention, Housing Counseling, Renter Education Workshops), VA CARES services to ex-offenders, SwiftStart job training and access to child care, AmeriCorps, Emergency Assistance and Food Pantries Programs, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Floyd County Backpack Program and To Our House homeless men’s thermal shelter.


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