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Updated: Feb 25, 2022

Transition in Place

Black History Month

Every year, during the month of February we pay homage to those great African American pioneers who made history not just as Americans, but on the world stage in their fields of endeavor.

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, Black History Month is the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.


Transitioning and progress are two important goals at HandUp Community Resource Center. Whether it be a change in career, housing, personal lifestyle changes, a small gain or a victorious win -- a win for you is a win for us. We are a multifaceted program with many resources to offer our cherished veterans and our community.

At HandUp, we are embracing a philosophy that strives to provide support and direction to whoever, whenever, and wherever. We work with individuals using a holistic approach that encourages and challenges individuals to enter a long-term partnership. Through this partnership, we work with the individual, family members, friends, and other community resources to help foster healing, communication, exposure, and safety over life’s trouble. HandUp Community Resource Center simply wants the individuals that we serve to know that we care.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George B. Shaw


Medicare Logo

HandUp Community Resource Center has expanded our support services to include Medicare Insurance for all eligible individuals who need these services.

We explain what Medicare is, who is eligible for these services, what Medicare covers (as far as medical cost), how much Medicare costs monthly, how to get assistance with finding general information, and how to proceed forward with getting Medicare.

Having healthcare is essential when trying to stay healthy. In America, there are over 5,000 health insurance companies. Over 28 million individuals in the United States are uninsured. Approximately10% of Virginia residents are uninsured. HandUp Community Resource Center is working hard to reduce the number of uninsured. HandUp Community Resource Center is an advocate for the uninsured, and we are excited to now provide information and link clients with ourMedicare/Medicaid Healthcare Specialist,

Mr. J. Edward Worrell.

Everyone is invited to visit us at the VetLink Center located at 437 E. Belt Blvd., Richmond, VA 23424for a consultation. Or, you may contact us for an appointment to meet you at an institution where you reside.

Call Mr. Worrell today to enroll or get answers to your questions:

Office Number: 804-593-2515

Cell Number: 804-381-1555

On behalf of the HandUp Community Resource Center Staff and Family, we welcome Mr. Worrell to our group. Thank you, Mr. Worrell, for sharing this beneficial information!

HandUp Community Resource Center - Our Services

HandUp Community Resource Center helps provide a temporary safe haven for veteransand their families. We also provide the following services:

Our Mission
  • Housing Resources

  • Food Pantry

  • Mentoring

  • Job Readiness

  • Certified Peer Support

Transitional Testimonies

As we transition into a new season, we want to take a little time to celebrate how far we’ve come ,where we are currently, and where we would like to go.

We have all grown to love our veterans, and we can’t help but to be proud of them. Since December2021, four of our veterans have successfully transitioned into their own independent living arrangements:

  • Mr. J. Sales

  • Ms. L. Meekins

  • Ms. L. Wilson

  • Mr. J. Barret

Words cannot express how happy and proud we are that these veterans have successfully transitioned into another part of their lives. We are forever in support of our veterans, and cannot thank them enough for their selfless acts of service.

HandUp Resource Center

6301 Old Warwick Road

Suite E

Richmond, VA 23224

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Credit: Michael Schwartz

The winning bidder has been chosen in the RFP process aimed at guiding the future of a vacant old bank branch in the Highland Park neighborhood.

Southside-based nonprofit HandUp Community Resource Center was selected in recent weeks to convert the former Bank of America branch at 1307 E. Brookland Park Blvd. into a community pharmacy.

Dubbed the Six Points Health Hub, the center would offer primary and preventative care in addition to being a retail pharmacy.

HandUp made the winning pitch in an RFP led by the Richmond Land Bank, a program administered by the nonprofit Maggie Walker Community Land Trust.

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Credit: By Shelby Brown Richmond 6 News

Northside Richmond center hopes to close gap in healthcare disparities

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond non-profit is preparing to open a new health center on the city's northside and hopes to close the gap on some healthcare disparities in the area.

HandsUp plans to deposit resources for the community by transforming an old bank building into a new community health hub. The concept is a vision that CEO and founder Augusta Hite has been dreaming about for years.

"Installing a free clinic. We will have a pharmacy, a non-profit pharmacy that would offer low-cost medication, free medication. An education and consultation component. Will partner with community food banks to have a farmer's market in the parking lot," Hite said.

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