Parent Resource Center

The Resource Directory shared by the Powhatan County Public Schools Parent Resource Center (PCPS-PRC) provides information to connect family and community members, and PCPS Staff, with local providers and resources. It is important to keep in mind that individual experiences with providers may vary from one individual or family to another.  The list will be updated as new resources are identified.  Inclusion in this online Resource Directory is not to be considered an endorsement by Powhatan County Public Schools or the PCPS-PRC.  

Parent Resource Center

 Parent Resource Center logo 

The Powhatan Parent Resource Center offers assistance to families and educators by encouraging effective partnerships between home and school. The goals of the Parent Resource Center are to: 

*Provides direct support through listening and problem-solving with families and educators. These communications can take place in-person, and/or through phone and email conversations.

*Assists family members and staff in locating resources and information relevant to topics of interest, both in the Parent-Community area in PCPS school libraries and with outside agencies and organizations.

*Offers information on local family support groups and programs.

*Collaborates with other local agencies and PCPS Committees to provide interactive workshops on general and specific topics.

*Shares information on the Special Education process.

For more information, please contact:

Becky Boswell, MBA
Coordinator - Parent Resource Center
Powhatan County Public Schools
804-598-5700 ext. 147
prc@powhatan.k12.va.us
Regular PRC Office Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 

Local Family Support Organizations

Autism Society Central VAwww.ascv.org

  • Phone:  804-257-0192
  • Email:  info@ascv.org
  • The ASCV is a non-profit organization with the mission to support, empower, and build connections for the local autism community.  They offer numerous programs for both individuals with autism and family members.

Virginia Down Syndrome Association - https://virginiadsa.org

  • Phone:  804-447-4713
  • Email:  info@virginiadsa.org
  • The mission of the DSAGR is to benefit the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families through individual and family support, education, community awareness, and advocacy.

 Camp Comfort Zonewww.comfortzonecamp.org

  • Phone:  804-377-3430
  • Email:  info@comfortzonecamp.org
  • Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement organization that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or significant person. The programs are free of charge and include trust-building activities and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Comfort Zone’s programs are offered to children ages 7-17, and their families for the family programs, plus they offer young adult programs for 18-25-year-olds.

 Goochland Powhatan Community Serviceshttps://gpcsb.org

  • (804) 598-2200 Powhatan Office
  • Goochland Powhatan Community Services provides services for mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders to the citizens of Goochland and Powhatan Counties.

Backpacks of Lovewww.backpacksoflove.org – 804-598-2723

  • The mission of this nonprofit is to eliminate hunger in school-age children in Central Virginia by providing food for their weekends.

Powhatan County Social Services Department – Benefit Assistance – 804-598-5630 http://www.powhatanva.gov/272/Benefit-Assistance

  • Benefit Assistance Programs provide medical, financial, and food assistance to the residents of Powhatan County.  These programs span both the Adult and Families and Children Divisions.

The Powhatan Food Pantry - https://www.coalitionofpowhatanchurches.com/foodpantry.html

May Memorial Baptist Church - Just Kids - https://www.maymemorialchurch.org/just-kids

  • 3922 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139
  • Phone: 804-598-3098
  • Email: maymemoffice@gmail.com 
  • An affordable clothing shop selling gently used children's clothes. 

Free Clinic of Powhatan - https://www.freeclinicofpowhatan.org/

  • Offering medical, dental, and mental health (PMS and PHS Students may receive support - see school counselor for more information), prescription drug assistance services and more. 

 

Special Education Resources

VDOE – Virginia Department of Education – Special Education Information for Families

PEATCwww.PEATC.org

  • Toll-free: 1-800-869-6782
  • Email:  partners@peatc.org
  • PEATC provides tools and information on various topics, and is committed to reaching all families, schools, and communities to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

Center for Family Involvementwww.centerforfamilyinvolvementblog.org

Virginia Family Special Education Connectionwww.vafamilysped.org

Resources for Local Disability Services - www.vafamilysped.org/disability-services#P

VCU – Autism Center for Excellence (VCU-ACE)www.vcuautismcenter.org

  • VCU-ACE is a university-based technical assistance, professional development, and educational research center for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Resources include Factsheets and Briefs on many topics related to autism, a list of local Resources, and numerous Training Opportunities for Parents/Family Members and Educators at no cost.

Organization for Autism Research (OAR)https://researchautism.org/

  • OAR strives to make a difference in the daily lives of persons with autism and their families.
  • They publish a series of practical, evidence-based guidebooks; maintain targeted, supportive websites; offer scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students; and also provide resources specifically for military families impacted by autism.  OAR offers free webinar events for parents, educators, and other professionals to participate live, and all of their past events are archived on the website.

CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - https://chadd.org/for-parents/overview/