Available ONLY for Union Branch Baptist members who have an immediate financial crisis with:

  • rent/mortgage
  • utilities (water, gas and electricity)

Assistance is available only once within a 12-month period.

Requirements: An application is required along with a copy of bill or shut-off notice and official proof of residency from landlord/owner.

Also Available: Financial advisement is available to assist in budgeting.

        • Emergency food and clothing needs are accommodated by the The City of Hope Food Pantry and Clothing Closet here at Union Branch.

First Steps: Please contact your Parish Leader in a timely manner if such need occurs as this process may take from 3 to 5 business days.

Provided are recommended resources for everyone:


Chesterfield Social Services:  804.784.1100

Petersburg Social Services:  804.861.4720

Amelia Social Services:  804.561.2681

Dinwiddie Social Services:  804.469.4524

Richmond Social Services:  804.646.7212

Henrico Social Services:  804.501.4001

Catholic Charities Help Program:  804.285.5986

Salvation Army:  804.225.7470


Central Intake: Men:  804.648.4177

Greater Richmond Respite Care:  804.329.7004

Central Intake: Women:  804.649.0592

YWCA (for women facing domestic violence):  804.643.0888

Hilliard House (for women facing domestic violence): 804.236.5800


C.C.H.A.S.M:  804.796.2749

Downtown Churches United:  804.722.0321

Bon Secours Care-A-Van: 804.287.7826

Daily Planet:  804.783.0678

Benevolence Process

not merely applying
quick fixes but assistance
to help people do better
Prov. 3:13-14

not merely addressing
felt needs but getting
beyond to the core issues
Matt. 9:1-5

not merely providing
resources but fulfilling the
Great Commission
Matt. 28:19-20

not merely doing out of
duty but loving those being
1 Cor. 13:3