Services


Piedmont House makes every effort to provide the best service it can to its residents. Some of these services are in-house and others are provided in concert with other organizations and agencies in the Charlottesville area that are willing to commit their resources in assisting men who are striving to better their lives and become responsible members of their communities.

IN-HOUSE SERVICES

Free access to the Internet through computers dedicated to resident use. These computers are used by residents to search for jobs, apply for jobs online, set up free email accounts, search for a residence upon successful completion of the program and general knowledge inquiries ranging from reading their online hometown newspapers to searching for recipes. Piedmont House staff, though not experts, will attempt to assist those who need help getting online.

Free laundry services for residents to wash and dry their clothing.

Free cable television.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Free Clinic, 1138 Rose Hill Dr # 200, Charlottesville, VA 22903 – PH (434) 296-5525; has been kind enough to agree to provide each new resident with a free physical examination. Each new resident must agree to this physical as part of the admission requirements. Any resident needing follow-up care is directed to the University of Virginia Healthcare System’s clinics.

The Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department, 1138 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22906 – PH (434) 972-6217; has also been kind enough to provide each new resident with free testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This is also a requirement for new residents. Test results are a confidential matter between the Health Department and the resident.

Offender Aid & Restoration (OAR), 750 Harris St # 207, Charlottesville, VA 22903 - (434) 296-2441; provides assistance to offenders returning to society with a wide-variety of services ranging from job leads to assistance in obtaining birth certificates and Social Security cards.

The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), 400 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902 – PH (434) 984-7630; assists in finding jobs and operates a job bank.

The Region Ten Community Services Board, 800 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902 – PH (434) 972-1800; offers a wide-range of counseling services which can be arranged through Piedmont House staff or directly by a resident.

The Salvation Army, 207 Ridge St, Charlottesville, VA 22902 - PH (434) 295-4058; provides assistance for those needing clothing. The Salvation Army also has two other locations.

The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC), 1000 East Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901 – PH (434) 973-4461; Adult or continuing education at CATEC covers a range of technical education courses. The course offerings may be to enhance current skills, gain new knowledge for increased job marketability, continue life-long learning, make life more enjoyable, or simply to have fun. CATEC will provide a positive place for learning.(Descriptor from CATEC Website)

The Adult Education Department of the Albemarle County Public Schools, 907 Henry Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22903 – PH 434-296-3872; provides instructional services to adults whose academic skills are below the 12th grade level. Services help adults improve their basic skills, prepare for the GED exam and learn English as a Second Language (ESL). Students performing below the 9th grade level are targeted. General Adult Education (GAE) provides instructional services to meet the needs of adults who are working toward a high school diploma. Evening high school classes are offered to these students.