Tag Archive: Hopewell

Hopewell-Prince George Healthy Families: “The Little House Where the Magic Happens”

It’s just a little beige house on Hopewell’s North 4th Avenue, but I hear big things are happening inside.  I’m dropping by to learn more about Hopewell-Prince George Healthy Families, a local nonprofit that works to make a positive difference for children and families in the Hopewell and Prince George County communities. I’m meeting with… View Article

2019 Trudy Bogese Campership Awards

This year the Trudy Bogese Campership program awarded 19 students from Hopewell and Prince George with a campership – a summer camp scholarship!  Our recipients are listed below by school.  This year marked a big change for the program which welcomed applications from Hopewell youth in addition to youth from Prince George County. The camperships are… View Article

Family by Choice | Big Brothers Big Sisters

Terence Doctor shuffles a basketball from hand to hand as he tells me about volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  He’s been a Big for four years to the same Little –  James – who’s a celebrity here at Dupont Elementary.  As James makes his way down the hall to us, just about everyone gives him… View Article

Weekend Backpacking | FeedMore Leads the Way

“I’m just a solution-oriented person. If there’s a problem, let’s solve it.” Simple enough, right? That’s Annessa Jones, the Guidance Counselor at Harry E. James Elementary School in Hopewell. Annessa Jones helps children at Harry E. James Elementary School receive nutritious meals for their weekends at home. Her job as a Guidance Counselor is to care… View Article

District 19 Community Services Helps Residents Get on Their Feet

Jesse Grayes was referred to the Crisis Assessment and Stabilization Center late last year. Last month, Jesse’s depression got the better of him, and he attempted to harm himself. He ended up in the hospital where he was given a prescription and a recommendation to follow up with a mental health professional. “When I got… View Article

“I’m not walking away:” Brenda Hayes Reflects on Nine Years as a JRF Trustee

“I had read about the Foundation, and I constantly saw something in the paper. One day, someone called me and asked me if I’d be interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, and I was.” That was nine years ago. Hopewell native Brenda Hayes said yes and joined the Board of Trustees of John… View Article

HealthSpace Teen Clinic Makes Strides in Reducing Teen Pregnancy

Nurse Johnee Nedrick takes Joy’s blood pressure during their appointment. Sixteen-year-old Joy* confidently walks up to the Hopewell Health Department. She’s a patient at the HealthSpace Teen Clinic which runs Wednesdays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM in Hopewell and from 1:00 to 6:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Petersburg. “Most of my friends think… View Article

Grant Provides Affordable Dental Care at Hopewell-Prince George Community Health Center

Dr. Melba Bryant takes time to show her patient how she will fix her teeth. This patient is able to receive care because of the sliding pay scale offered by the Hopewell-Prince George Community Health Center. Dr. Melba Bryant is leaning over a dental patient to check for cavities. This patient in particular, Cora, is… View Article

NEW! Susie’s Fund for Medication Assistance

John Randolph Foundation is excited to launch Susie’s Fund for Medication Assistance, an eligibility-based program that will help people who struggle to pay for their prescription medications. The program is made possible through a bequest from the late Ursula M. Gibbs and is a collaboration between JRF, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry, and Virginia Health Care Foundation…. View Article

JRF Grantee “STORY” Lifts Families Out of Poverty

  A young STORY participant colors and talks to a mentor while the rest of the students arrive at Saturday Mentoring. Two kids run past my car and up the steps into the Thomas Rolfe Community Center. Inside, they join a handful of other children coloring around a table. Evans, a mentor sitting at the… View Article