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.

We accept the following items:

  • Clothing – new and/or gently used, current season
  • Bedding – gently used and freshly laundered; no mattress pads
  • Utensils – gently used; no sharp knives
  • Dishes and glasses – gently used
  • Pots and pans – gently used
  • Towels and washcloths – gently used and freshly laundered
  • Small kitchen appliances in working order
  • Non-perishable food items (not expired). We are not able to use the institutional size cans.
  • Toiletry items – new (not partially used)

ACES cannot accept mattresses or any upholstered items due to Health Department restrictions. Also, due to limited warehouse space, we are not able to accept any furniture or appliances, toys and games, cribs, car seats or knick-knacks.

Emergency Services

ACES offers assistance with payment for electricity, rent, medications, and utilities to Hanover County residents living in zip codes 23005, 23059, and 23069.  A cut-off notice for utilities or an eviction notice for rent is required. There are limits to how much and how often a client can be assisted.

Transient Aid

ACES offers Transient Aid as an emergency service, in coordination with the Ashland Police Department.

Medical Equipment

The following items (when available) 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, 23059 and 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 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 and Lynn Saunders for assisting ACES in making the Senior Rides Program a reality in the Ashland area.