Our Tenant Partners
Our Community Services Resource & Referrals Network (CSRN) is our same day walk-in referral center that provides written referrals for families to local service organizations in the Historic Triangle area for food, clothing, rent, utilities assistance, medication, elder care services, and a variety of other services.
The CSRN office is located in the FISH wing of our building in room 801-B
Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fridays hours by appointment only.
Photo ID, social, and income verification required for referral
L&L Immigration Law, PLLC
FISH is an all-volunteer ecumenical ministry that provides the needy in the community with food, transportation for medical purposes, and used donated clothing.
FISH Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM to 4PM
Requirements: Referral from CSRN, Social Services Agencies, United Way, Avalon, local churches and other such agencies
Donations: FISH welcomes donations of non-perishable food, hygiene and cleaning products, clothing and shoes, and small housewares.
L&L Immigration Law, PLLC
L&L Immigration was founded in 2012 to assist families with immigration matters, children’s cases, and removal/deportation cases for asylum seekers. Attorneys on staff in the Williamsburg office include, Laura, Lauren, and Kelsey Knitter. Stephanie Gamble and Yahily Rivera round out the team along with student interns.
Phone: (757) 598-4293
Rotary is an organization of more than 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. The 1.2 million members of these clubs form a global network of business and professional leaders, all volunteering their time and talents to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
he Williamsburg Rotary, District 7600, has been a tenant at the Historic Triangle Messmer Community Services Center since 2007 years. If you are interested in learning more about Rotary District 7600, please email, call, or visit their website.
Phone: (757) 603-6277
Peninsula Agency on Aging
The Peninsula Agency on Aging (PAA), established in 1974, supports the independence and quality of life of Peninsula residents primarily 60 years and older by advocating, arranging, and providing vital human services. PAA provides its programs in cooperation with other community agencies in Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Poquoson, James City County, and York County to assist aging Virginias in independent and productive living.
PAA offers nutrition services, transportation to non-emergency medical appointments, care services, wellness classes, caregiver support, and care planning, as well as many other programs and workshops. To learn more about PAA's services, visit their website below.
Community Action Agency/Head Start
The Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency (WJCC CAA) is one of over 1,000 Community Action Partnerships nationwide, which empower families to be self-sufficient.
CAA nurtures children through the Head Start Preschool and Project Discovery programs. CAA also provides integrated support for the whole family including budgeting classes, free EITC income tax preparation, holiday food distribution, and Smart Money Management classes.
CAA has been a part of the Historic Triangle Messmer Community
Services Center for over 20 years.
Phone: (757) 229-9332
The JCC/W Master Gardener Association is a program funded by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Program. Each year, these Master Gardeners plan projects to share knowledge and empower the community about gardening in Virginia. One of these projects is the Historic Triangle Learning Garden, where Master Gardeners teach garden participants and each other how to grow herbs and vegetables organically and raise extra produce for FISH distribution.
This Community Garden was built in 2010. For $25 a year, participants can grow their own garden with the help of the volunteer team. Volunteers share all responsibilities, such as watering, mulching, and weeding. Recently, the Learning Garden put in a Monarch Butterfly way station and a border of companion plantings.
Every Spring, the Learning Garden puts on a community "Grow It & Eat It" Seminar where Master Gardeners explain how to create home vegetable gardens, control pests organically, and build raised beds. At this event, Master Gardeners also sell a variety of plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, flower baskets, herbs, and vegetables.
For more information, contact Yvonne Forbes (email@example.com) or Barbara Gustafson (Barbarafirstname.lastname@example.org).
Heart to Heart
Heart to Heart Career Training Center was founded in 2010 as an Adult Vocational School approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to address the needs of adult learners interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. Heart to Heart's mission is to help individuals achieve an education to enable them to enter the workforce or change their career paths.
Heart to Heart offers several classes approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, as well as classes in Medical Assistant Training, Patient Care, Phlebotomy, Medication Aide, Nursing Aide, EKG Tech, Personal Care Aide, CPR, First Aid, BLS/ACLS/PALS instruction. Day and evening classes are available.
Heart to Heart has been a tenant partner Center since 2012. To learn more about Heart to Heart’s programs, call 757-229-0919 or visit their website.
Homes at Work Community
Homes at Work Community exists to provide assistance and opportunities for men, women, families, veterans, and seniors in need. Its mission is to enrich, educate, and empower families to obtain affordable housing, successful careers, healthy lifestyles, and well-balanced relationships.
Homes at Work Community provides support through building partnerships with local
service providers to ensure that program participants are linked to supportive services
promoting healthy and inclusive relationships.
Phone: (757) 251-3800