ACES is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  You are required to provide a photo ID and a bill, dated within the last 60 days, that shows the address given on your registration form. These are needed on each visit to ACES. 

We only accept gently used, clean clothing and non-perishable food and toiletry items. Please see our blog for the items most needed.


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

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

Medical Equipment

The following items (when available) are provided.

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


Senior Rides

ACES joined with MCEF (Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions) in 2014 to offer rides to seniors (60+) who are no longer able to drive but would like to stay in their home as long as possible. This free transportation program is for scheduled medical appointments, grocery shopping and for personal business, such as banking. Our riders must be ambulatory. We also provide rides to anyone who may have a medical condition that requires frequent trips for medical treatments such as dialysis or chemotherapy. An envelope is provided to our riders so that, if they wish, they can make a donation to help sustain our program.

Our volunteer drivers use their personal vehicles and, beginning July 1, 2022, will be paid 50 cents per mile. They are provided additional liability insurance coverage.

Potential drivers are required to provide a valid driver’s license, their DMV record and give ACES permission to request a background check. They are also required to take 8 hours of driver’s safety training (usually provided by AARP). ACES reimburses all expenses.

Through a web-based program, volunteer drivers can select rides, based on their schedule. 

ACES Driver Packet 2-24-2023  ACES Rider Packet 5-23

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.