Hanover County Health Department

Hanover Safe Place

Hanover Interfaith Free Clinics

Virginia WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

Hanover County Health Department The mission of the Hanover Health Department is to improve the health of our community by preventing disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and protecting people from environmental and other hazards. Their vision is healthy people in healthy communities.

Hanover Safe Place (HSP) is a non-profit organization providing confidential services to persons experience domestic or sexual violence in Hanover County, VA and the Town of Ashland since the early 1990s. Included in these services are a free and confidential 24-hour crisis hot line, emergency shelter, support groups and case management. Their mission: to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, provide services for victims, and create community awareness around these issues.

Hanover Interfaith Free Clinics are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation staffed entirely by professional and administrative volunteers. The clinics provide free health care to registered, uninsured, low-income residents of Hanover County, Virginia, who have qualified for care. They are ministry-based and are generously supported by donations and grants. They are located in Ashland and Mechanicsville and are open in the evenings. Their mission is: “To offer a faith-based healing ministry to our qualified Hanover neighbors by providing free medical and dental health care with compassion, dignity and respect.”

Virginia WIC Program WIC stands for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. The Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental nutritious foods, counseling at WIC clinics, and screening and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services. The goal of the program is to improve the health of pregnant women, infants and children (under 5 years) through better nutrition and access to health care. To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income, and nutrition risk requirements.