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Organizations and Ministries

There are several organizations that can help deal with this issue.

Blessing Bag Program (Preferred Program)

ARCH Services
Rescue Mission
Family Promise of Roanoke
Salvation Army
TAP (Total Action for Progress)
RAM House (Roanoke Area Ministries)
Homeless Assistance Team of Roanoke (for Homeless not so much panhandlers)
Red Shield
Battered Women's Shelter
Family Shelter of Salem
Samaritan Inn
EHS Support Services
Blue Ridge Behavioral Services
Comprehensive Family Counseling
New Horizons
VA
Acts 2 Ministries

Known panhandler scammer in Roanoke. On 460 in Bonsack. 
These organizations help provide food, shelter, medical services, mental health services, hygiene, postal mailing assistance, job placement, help with getting birth certificates and social security cards, education assistance and much more.

If you are panhandling and in true need of assistance, we can help point you in the right direction. Many people right here in the Roanoke Valley want to help those in need while getting scammers and full time panhandlers off the streets.



Blessing Bag Program


Blessing Bags are monthly bags our group puts together that helps homeless and needy here in SWVA.

These quart size (sometimes snack size) bags comes with a few items people need such as toothbrushes, hygiene products, a snack or pack of gum, information about the various resources here in our area too.

The program is a registered 501(c)3 and most donations are tax deductible.

There are a couple of ways you can help with this program, even right form the comfort of your web browser!

Members from our Facebook group are encouraged to help donate and our group keeps the program going by being a volunteer!

Learn MORE about what a blessing bag and how our program works and how YOU can make a difference here, locally!


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