Culpeper County Community Resource Guide a coming attraction

Ever wish that you could find a free comprehensive listing of programs and services available to low-income, elderly and other county residents and will be offered to the county residents?

Healthy Culpeper, a partnership of nonprofits and service agencies has announced it will produce a Culpeper County Community Resource Guide this September in collaboration with Piedmont Press and Graphics.

â??Senior and low-income housing, mental health services, dementia and caregiver support, veteransâ?? programs, medical services, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, child and educational services, programs for the blind, deaf or disabled, literacy programs, food pantries and thrift stores will all be included as well as many other services,â? according to Healthy Culpeper director Denise Walker.

More than 7,000 copies of this Community Resource Guide will be dispersed throughout the county and will be available online. Distribution sites will include all county libraries, social service agencies, retail sites and other locations. For information on how businesses and organizations can assist in providing this free guide to citizens by placing an ad, please contact Rae-Marie Gulan by phone 540-347-4466 or email raemarie@piedmontpress.com. The deadline for advertisements is July 15, 2015.

â??I have had many community partners mention the need for a human services resource guide, and when two Healthy Culpeper community partners who had worked on the Fauquier guide offered their assistance, I knew that it was time to move ahead. Larry Stillwell from Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services (RRCS), and Amanda Rosier Baker from Oak Springs of Warrenton had worked quickly and efficiently with the printer (Piedmont Press) to get the Fauquier guide completed, and most recently, updated,â? said Walker.

Programs or agencies that wish to submit information to be included in the resource guide must provide Healthy Culpeper all pertinent information no later than June 1, 2015.

All submissions should be emailed to Walker, Director of Healthy Culpeper, and should include the following information in this order: program or agency name, phone number, address (if desired), a short (100-word maximum) description of services, and then email and website information.

Walker urges programs, who want to be included, to model their submissions on those found in a similar Fauquier County guide also published by Piedmont Press. The Fauquier guide is available online at http://www.fauquierresources.com . Denise Walker may be contacted by email at culpeperresourceguide@gmail.com or phone 540-727-0372, ext 385. For more information on Healthy Culpeper visit http://www.healthyculpeper.com .

The new Culpeper County Community Resource Guide will be available online as well. Healthy Culpeper, in collaboration with Piedmont Press & Graphics, plans to annually update and publish the print version for county residents.

Healthy Culpeper, first established in 1998, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and community coalition â??devoted to promoting a healthy, safe, and educated community.â? It meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the meeting room adjacent to the cafeteria at UVA Culpeper Hospital. All are welcome. For additional information, please contact Denise Walker at 540-727-0372, ext 385.

â??Our other Culpeper team members are Susan Keller, Culpeper Library, Alan Rasmussen, RRCS, Marty Bywaters Goodwill Job Center, and Marilyn Dunphy, Health Dept. Marty and Marilyn are working together to add a Hispanic section to the guide. The guide will be updated yearly by the team members, and new editions will be published each year by the Piedmont Press,â? added Walker.