Community Resources

Food Support:

  • The Food Recovery Network at Radford University was started by the Sustainability Leadership Team interns in 2017. In partnership with Dining Services, volunteers pick up good, leftover food from campus locations and deliver it to Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread, an organization that prepares meals and feeds people in need.  

  • Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread (RFDB) Provides meals at no cost for people in need. For anyone living in Radford or Fairlawn who would like to receive homestyle meals. No questions asked. Simply come up to the door and ask for however many meals you need that day.

Helping Hands Foundation

  • Radford worship center: Volunteers distribute literally hundreds of pounds of groceries through His Provision Food Ministry to many families each month in the New River Valley completely free of charge. Food distribution is by appointment only and do require a straightforward application process
  • SNAP for Students: federal program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service. SNAP provides a monthly benefit to individuals and families through an Electronic Benefits Card (EBT) to supplement the purchase of nutritious foods. Eligibility for SNAP benefits is based on financial and nonfinancial criteria

Health care:

minute clinic

  • Fri: 8:30am - 1:30pm / 2:30pm - 7:00pmFriday: Opens at 8:30am Closes at 1:30pm and Opens at 2:30pm Closes at 7:00pm

  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm / 1:30pm - 5:30pmSaturday: Opens at 9:00am Closes at 1:00pm and Opens at 1:30pm Closes at 5:30pm

  • Sun: 9:00am - 1:00pm / 1:30pm - 4:30pmSunday: Opens at 9:00am Closes at 1:00pm and Opens at 1:30pm Closes at 4:30pm

  • Mon: 8:30am - 1:30pm / 2:30pm - 7:00pmMonday: Opens at 8:30am Closes at 1:30pm and Opens at 2:30pm Closes at 7:00pm

  • Tue: 8:30am - 1:30pm / 2:30pm - 7:00pmTuesday: Opens at 8:30am Closes at 1:30pm and Opens at 2:30pm Closes at 7:00pm

  • Wed: 8:30am - 1:30pm / 2:30pm - 7:00pm

  • Accepts most insurances
  • Confirm coverage with your insurance company
  • Coverage varies by location and service
  • 550 North Franklin Street
  • Christiansburg, VA 24073

womens clinic 

  • Pregnancy testing

  • Std testing 

  • Confidential consultation with one of our client advocates will allow you to ask any questions you may have. Our medical staff will then provide you with medically accurate information about all of your pregnancy options, so that you can make the best choice for you and your future 

Publuc Transportation:

Christiansburg Public Transportation

The Explorer routes cover many of the residential and business areas in Christiansburg, along with the shopping district near the NRV Mall. These routes also meet certain criteria. To request a deviation, please call 540-443-7111. map

Monthly Passes for Christiansburg Bus Service

If you ride the bus frequently or are looking for an even better way to save money, buy a Christiansburg Bus Pass for just $8/month! See the link above for more information.

The Smart Way is a commuter bus service that links the Roanoke Valley to the New River Valley. The service begins in downtown Roanoke at Valley Metro's Third Street Station Transportation Center and ends at the Virginia Tech Squires Student Center. The route from the New River Valley to the Roanoke Valley is the exact reverse.

Emergency Resources:

I've had a personal set-back and need money quickly.

  • There are several banks with a local presence here in Radford who may be able to help with a loan, including Truist and Wells Fargo.  

I am unable to afford housing, food, and/or clothing. Who can help?

  • New River Community Action is an off-campus local homeless prevention program providing a variety of services, including time-limited financial assistance to eligible people in the New River Valley who are in imminent danger of becoming homeless.

  • Women’s Resource Center in Radford provides emergency help and shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread, Pulaski Daily Bread Inc, and Radford Clothing Bank provide local assistance for students experiencing homelessness, food insecurity or is in the process of transitioning

VT First gen resource list: First gen website

Mental health services

Cultural/community centers

Peer mentoring program

  • Gain practical advice, encouragement and support

  • Connect you to on-campus and off-campus resources

  • Learn from the experience of your peer mentors

  • Build relationships with students, faculty and staff that will help you become more empowered in making decisions

  • Increase your social and academic confidence

  • Adjust in your transition to Virginia Tech

Success Tips for First-Generation College Students

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