Social Needs Navigation

The YMCA can help connect people in our communities with other services that the Y may not offer.

Fifty percent of a person’s health is made up of socioeconomic factors like education, job status, food access, and transportation.  The Y is here to help you to secure basic resources you may need by connecting you to organizations who are already helping others in the Greater Richmond area.

Social Needs Navigation

Looking for short term assistance to find help with housing, food, employment, child care or other needs?  The YMCA’s Social Need Navigators are available for assistance in finding programs that are convenient and accessible to individuals.  Navigators will prioritize your top, most urgent needs and help connect you directly to the resource or program offering support. To connect to a Navigator, complete the “Apply” to submit your personal information in the Social Need Navigation link below.

Receive Social Need Navigation Services


Help1RVA is a collaborative initiative to bring a catalogue of services offered at a free or reduced cost into one, easy to use and FREE platform with over 1,800 local programs.  Help1RVA has a mission to empower communities by connecting individuals to programs that foster wellness and nurture stability.

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Find Programs

Start finding programs that work for you!  Simply use your zip code to find programs or get a personalized list based on a short list of questions.

Personal Resource List

Enter your zip code below and begin finding the affordable healthcare, transportation, and education services you need and more!

Browse the most frequently identified needs with Help1RVA collaborative agencies.  

Food Pantries
Mental Health
Behavior Health
Support for Immigrant and Undocumented

Organizations & Agencies

Do you have a program that is available to the community?  Help1RVA is strong because of a collective effort of adding and updating programs.  Adding your program is easy!  Simply complete the form to claim your organization’s program and then build out the services including hours of operation, eligibility requirements, and program language availability.

Add Programs

To learn more about intentional collaboration through Help1RVA program listing, using Help1RVA as a case management platform or to train your employees or constituents, email Jana Smith.


Help1RVA is a collaborative effort between the City of Richmond and the YMCA of Greater Richmond.