Services

ACES provides a variety of services in coordination with local organizations. These services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. Clients must be residents of Hanover County.

Through the generous support of our community we are able to provide the following items to our clients:

  • Clothing
  • Bedding
  • Utensils
  • Dishes
  • Pots and pans
  • Towels and linens
  • Household items
  • Large and small appliances
  • Furniture (nothing upholstered)
  • Food is available based on family size and verified need.

*Please note, ACES may not accept or provide mattresses or box springs.

Emergency Services

ACES offers assistance with payment for electricity, rent,  medications, and utilities to Hanover County residents living in zip codes 23005, 23047, 23059, and 23069.  A cut-off notice for utilities or an eviction notice for rent is required.

Transient Aid

ACES offers Transient Aid as an emergency service, in coordination with the Ashland Police Department, Hanover County Sheriff’s Department, the Virginia State Police and/or local churches.

Medical Equipment

The following items are provided on a loan basis at no cost:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Potty chairs
  • Crutches
  • Walkers
  • Bath stools

Senior Rides

ACES has joined with MCEF (Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions) in offering rides to seniors (60+) who are no longer able to drive but would like to stay in their home as long as possible. We will also provide rides to those who may have a medical condition that requires frequent trips for medical treatments such as dialysis or chemotherapy. This free transportation program is for scheduled medical appointments, grocery shopping and for personal business, such as banking.

We need drivers! Our volunteer drivers are paid 25 cents per mile and are provided liability insurance coverage. Potential drivers will be required to provide a valid driver’s license, their DMV record and give permission to ACES to request a background check. They are also required to have 8 hours of driver’s safety training (usually provided by AARP). All expenses are paid by ACES.

Our drivers will assist Hanover County residents in the zip codes 23005, 23047. 23059. 23069.

If you are interested in becoming a driver or a rider in our program, please contact us at 804-543-6115 or via email at youraces@verizon.net. If you desire, the packets for the rider and the driver are given below. Please print out the application, complete the required information and send it  to: ACES, P. O. Box 114, Ashland, VA 23005. You will be contacted once we receive the completed document.

ACES Rider Packet    ACES Driver Packet

ACES is greatly appreciative of the time and efforts made by members of MCEF in creating and developing the Senior Rides Program for their area of Hanover County, VA. They laid the groundwork for this mission to become a possibility. They were gracious enough to not only extend the invitation to ACES to participate in the program, but also to allow us to use the documents they had already developed. They met with us, they encouraged us and they were with us every step of the way as we began the implementation process. Thank you to Charles Rasnick, Vice President – MCEF, and Lynn Saunders, MCEF Liaison, for assisting ACES in making the Senior Rides Program a reality in the Ashland area.