TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
EMERGENCY NUMBERS
CRISIS INTERVENTION AND HOTLINES
ANIMALS
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
CONSUMER AND CITIZEN ASSISTANCE
COUNSELING
EDUCATION
EMPLOYMENT AND JOB ASSISTANCE
FINANCIAL AND MATERIAL ASSISTANCE
GOVERNMENT
HEALTH - see also COUNSELING
HOUSING
ORGANIZATIONS
PUBLIC COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA
RECREATION
SERVICES for SPECIAL GROUPS
Persons with Disabilities
Senior Citizens
Veterans
TELEPHONE PREFIXES
TRANSPORTATION
ZIP CODES








INTRODUCTION

The Helping Hands Committee is a group of citizens who attended an Appalachian Leadership Development Program at the Brushy Fork Institute of Berea College, Berea, KY. We undertook to create and distribute a directory of resources available to citizens of Giles County. Because Giles is a rural area, many of the resources are not located in the county. The Committee believes that people are Giles County's best resource. This directory is being distributed free to every household in Giles County. We hope you will find it so helpful that you will contribute both time and money toward the next edition. The Committee also would like to develop a bank of volunteers. If you would like to participate in this project, please contact the committee at the address supplied below. This directory was made possible by a grant from the Brushy Fork Institute, the generous support of the Giles Memorial Hospital, the Newport Ruritan Club, Hoechst Celanese, the Giles County Board of Supervisors, the Towns of Pearisburg, Pembroke, and Glen Lyn, the Giles County Chamber of Commerce, the Giles County Extension Service, and contributions from many individuals, groups, and businesses in Giles County. The Committee does not endorse or assume any responsibility for any person or group listed in this directory. We regret any errors or omissions and urge you to send corrections and additions which will be incorporated into any future editions.
	Mail comments, suggestions, and contributions to:

		   The Helping Hands Committee
		 P.O. Box 625, Pembroke, VA 24136

		 Helping Hands Committee Members
Cheryl Cooley-Newman, Sheree Davis, Debbie Dull, Larry Greene, Leon Law, 
Clara O'Brien, Brett Rader, Dean Rowe, Tonia Short, Howard Spencer, Jay Webb








EMERGENCY NUMBERS

AMBULANCE AND RESCUE SQUAD                              921-3842
(if unable to pay, request Rescue Squad)                626-3800

FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Eggleston                                               921-3322
Glen Lyn                                                726-2698
Narrows                                                 726-3190
Newport                                                 544-7235
Pearisburg                                              921-3503
Pembroke                                                921-3322
Rich Creek                                              726-2430
White Gate                                              921-1560

HOSPITALS
Giles Memorial Hospital                                 921-6000
Montgomery Regional Hospital                            951-1111
Radford Community Hospital                              731-2000
Veterans Hospital, Salem                                982-2463

POISONING
Blue Ridge Poison Control Center                    800-451-1428

POLICE
Giles County Sheriffs Dept.                             921-3842
							626-3800
State Police                                        800-542-8716
						TDD 800-553-3144  
FBI                                                 703-334-5561

SEARCH & RESCUE
Appalachian Search and Rescue                           951-2914
Virginia Dept. of Emergency Services                804-674-2400

TELEPHONE and UTILITY REPAIR
Bell Atlantic                                                611
Pembroke Telephone Cooperative                          626-7111
AEP-electric power failure                              921-3777









CRISIS INTERVENTION & HOTLINES


AIDS-National Hotline                               800-342-AIDS
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hotline               800-227-8922

ABUSE or NEGLECT or VIOLENCE
Virginia Family Violence Hotline                    800-838-8238
	Can confidentially connect 3-way
	calls at no charge to the caller 
Women's Resource Center Hotline                     800-788-1123
							639-1123
Child Abuse Hotline                                 800-422-4453
Runaways - National Hotline                         800-231-6946

MENTAL HEALTH and SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Alcohol and Drug Info Hotlines                      800-821-4357
	referrals to local facilities,              800- ALCOHOL
	groups, meetings                            800- COCAINE
RAFT Community Crisis Center,                           921-1738
CONNECT - St. Albans Psychiatric Hospital           800-284-8898
RESPOND - Lewis-Gale Psychiatric Hospital           800-541-9992

PREGNANCY
Birthright Center National Hotline                  800-848-5683
	free, confidential referrals for pregnancy
	testing and assistance with carrying baby

SUICIDE PREVENTION - RAFT 24-hour                       921-1738









ANIMALS

Game Warden -
	Contact Giles County Sheriffs Office            921-3842
	Giles County Animal Control Officer             921-2525
	24 hour animal control service - Call Sheriff   921-3842

ANIMAL CARE
Animal Care Center, Dr. Painter, Pearisburg             921-3707
	no large animals emergency                      921-2141
Dr. Thomas L. Bibb, Christiansburg                  800-894-9657
	large animals/farm calls/24 hours
Bold Springs Veterinary Service                     800-558-1991
	Dr. Winslow, Blacksburg
	farm animals only/farm calls/24 hours
Narrows Animal Clinic, Dr. Stafford, Narrows            726-7282
	all animals/farm & house calls/24 hours
Seven Seas Vet Services, Dr. Marx, Blacksburg           552-5552
	birds/reptiles farm & house calls/24 hours
Virginia Tech Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
	Clinic appointments/24 hours                    231-4621
	Large animals/farm calls/24 hours               231-9041

ANIMAL SHELTERS
Giles County Pound, Wilburn Valley                      921-2053
	claim or adopt dogs & cats 11:30-12-30 M-F
Humane Society of Montgomery County                     382-1166
	No kill shelter/placement service
New River Wildlife Center, Blacksburg                   953-1634
	accepts all wildlife except adult deer/bear

CRUELTY CASES - Placement and Referrals
Humane Society of Giles County
	Margaret Davis, Narrows                         726-3507
SPCA of Giles County
	Shirley McClung, Staffordsville                 921-3512








CHILDREN and YOUTH

CHILDREN and FOSTER CARE
Giles County Department of Social Services              921-3008
	foster care & adoption                          626-7291
Catholic Families and Children's Services               552-0664
	placement & adoption agency
Children's Home Society of Virginia                 800-625-2445
	pregnancy counseling, birth parent 
	services, temporary foster care

CHILD ABUSE                                         800-422-4453
State Child Protective Services                     800-552-7096
	call to report suspected cases of 
	child abuse or neglect
Child Abuse Prevention Coalition                        382-5576
Material and Child Helpline                         800-421-7376
	Dept. of Medical Services offers 
	free referrals and assistance to 
	Medicaid recipients
Virginia Family Violence Hotline                    800-838-8238
	information and referrals
Women's Resource Center                                 639-9592
	free, confidential, sexual assault 
	counseling for children and teens 
	available at schools

CHILD CARE
VA TECH Resource and Referral                           231-3213
	family resources referral center

CHILD CUSTODY
Child Custody & Protection Resource Center          800-527-3232
	general info on child custody

CHILD SUPPORT-and ENFORCEMENT

Child Support Enforcement                           800-468-8894
	Virginia Department of Social 
	Services provides free paternity 
	establishment and child support 
	enforcement

MISSING CHILDREN
Child Find of America                              800-I AM LOST
Juvenile Probation, 29th District, Pearisburg           921-3408
National Center for Missing and
   Exploited Children                               800-843-5678
	assistance for families with
	missing children - posters,
	liaison with local officials
Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse             800-822-4453
	assistance for families with 
	missing children -information and 
	liaison with local officials

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Scouts                                              304-425-3836
	Giles groups coordinated by
	the District Office in WV

4-H (Virginia Cooperative Extension Service)            921-3455

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of NRV, Christiansburg         381-0300 
	no Giles Chapter yet; Matches adult 
	volunteers with single parent children








CONSUMER & CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

AGRICULTURAL and RURAL SERVICES

Animal Damage Control                                   552-8792
	assists farmers with predator 
	(coyote) control
Consolidated Farm Service Agency                        921-3051
	(formerly Agricultural Stabilization & 
	Conservation Services (ASCS)
 Natural Resources Conservation Services                921-1267
	(formerly Soil Conservation Service) 
Virginia Cooperative Extension Service                  921-3455
Virginia Department of Forestry                         382-8576

ALCOHOL AND DRUG VIOLATIONS

ABC- Violation Hotline                              800-552-3200
	Call to report complaints.  
	State ABC Board investigates. 
Drug Violation Hotline                              800-553-3673
	Call to report drug deals/use.  
	State police investigate.

BUSINESS & PRODUCT - INFO & COMPLAINTS

Better Business Bureau of Western VA                800-533-5501

Consumer Product Safety Hotline                     800-638-2772
Giles County Chamber of Commerce,                       921-5000
	101 S. Main St., Pearisburg 
Attorney General/Consumer Inquires                  800-451-1525
State Office of Consumer Affairs                    800-552-9963
	Complaints about telephone and
	mail solicitations, charitable
	groups, lemon law violations

State Corporation Commission
   Consumer Assistance Office                       800-552-7945
	Complaints against banks, 
	insurance companies, motor 
	carriers, and utilities
State Board of Contractors                          804-367-8511
	Complaints against contractors
State Information Operator                          800-422-2319 
	for topic not listed

CIVIL RIGHTS and DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

Civil Rights Enforcement Hotline                    800-368-1019
	US Dept. of Health and Human 
	Services offers information, 
	counseling and prosecution of 
	violations

State Equal Employment Services Hotline             800-533-1414 
	Complaints by state government 
	employees or applicants for 
	state government employment of 
	discrimination

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission     800-669-4000
	Complaints by private sector
	employees of discrimination

DOCTORS and HEALTH CARE

Complaints against health care providers            800-533-1560
Medicare Complaint Line                             800-368-5579
Living Bank                                         800-528-2971
	Organ and tissue donor information
Virginia Transplant Council                         800-523-6667
	Information on organ and tissue donation
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program                    800-552-3402

State Department of Housing                         804-371-7000
	Call for Handbook of Renter's Rights

LAWYERS

Legal Aid Society of the NRV                        800-468-1366
							382-6157
Virginia Bar Association Lawyer Referral            800-552-7977
Complaints about Lawyers to the VA Bar              804-775-0570

TELEPHONE

All phone area codes are 540 unless otherwise listed

Directory Assistance
	local telephone number information                   411
	800 Number Information                      800-555-1212

Local calling areas:

Narrows:    Narrows (726), Pearisburg (921), 
	    Peterstown (304-753) and Lata (304-244)
Pearisburg: Pearisburg (921), Narrows (726) 
	    Pembroke (626) and Lata (304-244)
	    Newport (544) and Pembroke (626)
Pembroke:   Pembroke (626), Newport (544), and 
	    Pearisburg (921)

Long distance calling:  Remember to dial "1", plus the 
			area code, plus the number

			"800" area codes are free








COUNSELING

ABUSE

Women's Resource Center         office      		639-9592
				hotline     	    800-788-1123
	Counseling and assistance               	639-1123
	with shelter and court system
Child Abuse Prevention Coalition                	382-5776
New River Valley Agency on Aging                	639-9677
	Elder abuse                             	980-7720

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

RAFT Community Crisis Center                    	921-1738
Substance Abuse Services                    	    800-323-4567
	Helps families cope with a family 
	member who has a problem 
New River Community Action, Inc.                	921-2146
Parent Resource Center                          	921-1912
							626-7287
Women's Resource Center                         	639-1123

COURT SERVICES                                  	921-3408
HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES
Free Clinic of NRV                              	921-3375
							381-0820
Giles County Health Department                  	921-2891
Planned Parenthood                              	951-5184
Crisis Pregnancy Center of NRV                  	552-3347

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

Giles County Mental Health Services             	921-2238
	Free information concerning private 
	counselors in the following areas:
	physical/sexual abuse, adjustment disorder, 
	adolescent counseling, adult child of alcoholics, 
	anxiety disorders, assertiveness training, 
	attention deficit disorders (ADD), career 
	counseling, child counseling, chronic/terminal 
	illness, chronic mental illness, co-dependence, 
	custody evaluations, depression, dissociative 
	disorders, eating disorders, educational problems, 
	family counseling, forensic evaluation, geriatric 
	mental health (aging), grief/loss, hypnosis, learning 
	disabilities, marriage counseling, mediation, men's 
	issues, multicultural issues, neuropsychological 
	evaluation, obsessive-compulsive behavior, panic ]
	disorder, parent/child conflict, play therapy, 
	psychiatric services, psychological evaluations & 
	testing, sexual disorders, spiritual issues, stress
	management, substance abuse/addition, trauma 
	recovery/abuse resolutions, women's issues

MENTAL HEALTH / MENTAL ILLNESS

Mental Health Association of NRV                	382-5629
Mental Health Services                          	921-2238
Mental Health Residential Services              	831-3788
NRV Community Action                            	921-2146
NRV Hospice                                     	552-8077
NRV Human Resources                             	382-7466
NRV Workshop                                    	639-9077








EDUCATION

LIBRARIES-
	Narrows                                 	726-2884
	Pearisburg                              	921-2556
	Pembroke (town office)                  	626-7191
	Radford University                      	831-5696
	Rich Creek (town office)                	726-3260
	Virginia Tech                           	231-6170

Genealogical - Family History Center            	626-7264
	Mormon Church, Pembroke
Historical - Giles Historic Society             	921-1050
	Research Office, Pearisburg

SCHOOLS
Giles County Public School Board Office         	921-1421

Parents Resource Center                         	921-1912
							626-7287
PreSchool
Head Start Centers
	Pearisburg                              	921-2355
	Narrows                                 	726-2700
Macy McClaugherty School for
   Disabled Children                            	921-1363

Elementary Schools
Eastern Elementary, Pembroke                    	626-7281
Macy McClaugherty Elementary, Pearisburg        	921-1363
Narrows Elementary School, Narrows              	726-2391

High Schools
Giles High School                               	921-1711
Narrows High School                             	726-2384
Southwest Virginia Governor's School, Dublin    	674-1980
GED Classes                                     	921-1166

Giles Vocational School, Pearisburg             	921-1166
NRV Workshop, Inc., Pearisburg                  	921-4476

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

New River Community College, Dublin             	921-4595
					    	    TDD 674-3620
Radford University, Radford                     	831-5000
	Disabled Students Services          	    TDD 831-6350
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg                       	231-6000
					    	    TDD 231-3749
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Literacy Volunteers of America/NRV              	382-1940
	Free, confidential assistance for 
	adults who want to learn to read

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service          	921-3455

Virginia View                               	    800-542-5870
	information on sources of 
	occupational and vocational training 
	and licensing requirements

YMCA Open University, Blacksburg                	231-4208
	Credit and non-credit classes








EMPLOYMENT and JOB ASSISTANCE

Highland Job Placement Services                 	921-1001 
513 Wenonah, Pearisburg, VA
	Placement and on-the-job-training (OJT).  
	No fee.  Job assistance based on need.
	(formerly CEDA JTPA).  M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Virginia Employment Commission                  	831-5985
203 Third St., Radford, VA 24141
	Unemployment insurance.  Placement, 
	testing, training, vocational services for 
	people 14 and older.  Job counseling and 
	placement for people With disabilities; labor 
	market information and technical services 
	for employers.  No fee.  M-F 8:30am-4pm

New River Valley Workshop, Inc.                 	921-4476
	Vocational development, work evaluation, 
	adjustment and job placement for people 
	with disabilities.  Work activity center.  
	Transportation provided for clients.  Job 
	placement and follow-up.

NRV Human Resources                             	382-7466
106-A S. Franklin St., Christiansburg, VA 24073 
	Job placement, basic skills training, 
	G.E.D. classes, on-the-job training, work 
	tryouts for Youth and Job Skills Workshops.  
	No fees.  M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Giles County School Board                       	921-1421
Route 1 Box 522, Pearisburg, VA
	Employment for disadvantaged youth 
	ages 14-21; assistance with work
	permits.  M-F 8am-4:30pm

Mental Retardation Services                     	831-5175
(a division of NRV Community Services Board) 
644 First St., Radford, VA 24141
	Subsidized employment.  Fees based 
	on cost of providing services; payments 
	may be arranged based on individual 
	circumstances; no one denied service 
	because of inability to pay.
	M-F 8:30am-5pm or as needed

New River Valley Agency on Aging                	980-7720
141 E. Main St., Pulaski, VA 24301              	639-9677
	Job training and placement for people 
	56 or older who encounter employment 
	barriers.  M-F 8am-4:30pm

New River Community Sentencing                  	382-0802
P.O. Box 543, Christiansburg, VA 24073 
	Helps ex-offenders find employment 
	so they can pay restitution to victims

Montgomery County Community Shelter             	382-8621
	Job training and employment for 
	temporarily displaced families

Virginia Dept. of Rehabilitative Services    	    800-552-5019
70 E. First St., Christiansburg, VA 24073 
	Vocational training, job placement and 
	follow-up services for disabled people.
	Fees based on eligibility criteria; no one 
	denied because of inability to pay. 
	M-F 8:15am-5pm








FINANCIAL/MATERIAL ASSISTANCE

Information & Referral Center
   of Southwest Virginia                    	    800-354-3388
	Referrals to human services agencies

VA TECH Resource and Referral                   	231-3213
	family resources referral center

Giles County Dept. of Social Services           	626-7291 
	Food stamps, Medicaid, ADC,
	ADCUP (helps unemployed 
	families with financial assistance)

New River Community Action (NRCA)               	921-2146
1410B Wenonah Ave., Pearisburg, VA              	745-2102
	Assists with short-term family 
	emergencies and needs. Information 
	and referrals.  No fees.  M-F 8am-4:30 pm

Giles County Food Stamp Program                 	921-3008
	Issues Food Stamps to eligible 
	persons.  Appointment necessary 
	to apply.  No fees.  M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Fuel Assistance through AEP                     	626-7291

Montgomery County Community Shelter             	382-8621
	Housing for temporarily displaced
	families; host churches assist family 
	members with clothing and food

Giles Christian Mission                         	726-3811
204 Virginia Ave., Narrows, VA
	Emergency material assistance, food,
	furniture, clothing, appliances.  No fees.

Medicaid                                        	921-3008
   Giles County Social Services, Pembroke, VA   	626-7291
	 Appointment needed to apply.
	 M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Legal Aid                                   	    800-468-1366
	Assistance with legal problems.  Must meet
	income guidelines.  Applications taken over the 
	phone and appointments are made if qualified.  
	No fees.  M-Th. 9am-5pm, Fri. 9am-noon.

Crisis Pregnancy Center of the NRV   	     Helpline - 552-3311 
				  	       Office - 552-5347 
	Christian organization offering alternatives to 
	abortion.  Does not perform or offer referrals for 
	abortion.  Clothing and furnishings for mother and 
	baby; assistance in obtaining housing, medical, legal, 
	and financial assistance; other assistance depending 
	on particular circumstances and need.  No fee.  
	M 10am-2pm, T & TH 2pm-4pm & 7pm-8:30pm, W & F 2pm-4pm

Children's Home Society of Virginia             	344-9281
1620 Fifth St. SW, Roanoke, VA 24016    	TDD 800-247-2888
	Assistance with medical expenses
	during pregnancy, temporary foster
	care and adoption.  M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

NRV Agency on Aging                             	980-7720
141 E. Main St., Pulaski, VA 24301              	639-9677
	Assistance to people 60 years or older.  Case 
		income and ability to pay.  Mon. 8am-4:30pm

Social Security Administration              	    800-772-1213
	Social Security payments, old age retirement, 
	disability, medicare (medical insurance for those over 
	62 years of age or disabled), Black Lung Benefits,
	Supplemental Security Income (cash assistance for 
	the aged, blind, or disabled), Survivor Benefits

Radford Clothing Bank                           	633-5050
1121 Norwood St., Radford, VA 24141
	Distributes used clothing to disadvantaged people; 
	Lends clothing to pregnant women and infants; 
	"August Kids" project supplies school-aged children 
	and teens with two sets of new school clothes in 
	August.  T-F 10am-12noon, Sat. 10am-1pm

VMH (Virginia Mountain Housing), Inc.           	382-2002 
930 Cambria St. NE, Christiansburg, VA  	TDD 800-545-1833x274 
	Rental subsidies, emergency 
	home repair.  No fees.  M-F 8am-5pm

NRCA Weatherization Program                     	382-1975
	Insulation, weatherstripping, etc.
	Application / eligibility requirements.

New River Community Sentencing                  	382-0802
	Assists victims of crime through the legal 
	process; helps victims obtain restitution 
	payments from offenders.

MEALS AND NUTRITION

Giles Christian Kitchen                         	921-3033
Christ Episcopal Church, Wenonah Ave., Pearisburg, VA
	meals served M-F 10am-11:30am, Oct. - Apr.

Giles County Health Department, Pearisburg, VA  	921-2891
	WIC Nutrition Services M-F 8am-4:30pm

Montgomery County Commnunity Shelter, Inc.      	382-8621 
	Host churches help temporarily 
	displaced families with food.

management service fees determined by client's 
New River Community Action (NRCA)               	921-2146
1410B Wenonah Ave., Pearisburg, VA
	SHARE (Self Help And Resource Exchange) 
	Program helps stretch food dollars.
	Emergency short term food assistance.  
	Seeds for summer gardens are provided 
	at minimal cost. M-F 8am-4:30pm

NRV Agency on Aging/NRV Senior Services         	639-9677 
	Meals served to persons 60 and older 
	at the Senior Center in Pearisburg, 
	5 days a week.  On site congregate noon 
	meal with transportation provided for 
	those unable to drive.  Meals delivered to 
	the homebound who are unable to prepare 
	meals due to physical or mental condition.

Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread                    	639-0290
206 Russell Ave., Radford, VA 24143 
	Provides hot noon meal on site to
	economically disadvantaged people.  
	No homebound meals.  No fee.  
	M-F, noon meal only








GOVERNMENT

GILES COUNTY 

   Administrator                                	921-2525
							626-7073
	Animal Control Officer
	Planner/Engineer
	Solid Waste/Recycling-billing
   Recycling Convenience Center - locations     	626-7046

Giles County School Board                       	921-1421

Clerk of Court                                  	921-1722
							626-7075
Voter Registration                              	921-2802

Commissioner of Revenue                         	921-3321
							626-7066
Treasurer                                       	921-1240
							626-7067
Sheriff's Office                                	921-3842
							626-3800
   Sheriff's Infoline                           	921-4636
	information on weather conditions       	626-4636

Commonwealth's Attorney                         	921-1703

TOWNS
	Glen Lyn                                	726-7075
	Rich Creek                              	726-3260
	Narrows                                 	726-2423
	Newport Village Council                 	544-7401
	Pearisburg                              	921-1222
	Pembroke                                	626-7191

Scheduled Monthly Meeting of Governing Body

   Giles County Board              	      	1st Tuesday 4:30pm
	of Supervisors                	      	3rd Tuesday 6:00pm
   Glen Lyn                           		1st Monday  7:00pm
   Narrows                            		2nd Monday  7:00pm
   Newport Village Council            		4th Monday  7:30pm
   Pearisburg                         		2nd Tuesday 7:30pm
   Pembroke                           		1st Monday  7:00pm
   Rich Creek                         		1st Monday  7:00pm








HEALTH- See also COUNSELING

HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Free Medical Clinic of the NRV                  	921-3375
Giles County Health Department                  	921-2891

Giles Memorial Hospital                         	921-6000
1 Taylor Ave., Pearisburg, VA 24124

Montgomery Regional Hospital                    	951-1111
Route 460 East, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Nursing Homes - See HOUSING

Radford Community Hospital                      	731-2000
700 Randolph St., Radford, VA 24141

Veterans Medical Center (hospital)              	982-2463
1970 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem, VA

	HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES

NRV Agency on Aging                             	980-7720
	Case management service for             	639-9677
	people over 60 who need help
	with daily living tasks.

Giles Memorial Home Health Care Services        	921-6009

New River Valley Hospice                    	    800-834-9281
	Provides in-home medical care and 
	support for terminally ill patients 
	and their families.

DOCTORS and SERVICES

Carillon Physician Referral and Health
   Information                              	    800-442-8482
	Staff of registered nurses will help you 
	locate a physician in your community and
	provide you with free health information.

Local Physicians and Dentists

W L. Brachenrich, D.O., Rich Creek, VA          	726-2375

Emergency Medicine
Gary S. Abel, M.D., Pearisburg, VA              	921-6000
Richard Guzzardi, M.D., Pearisburg, VA          	921-6000
Scott Cummings, M.D., Pearisburg, VA            	921-6000

Family Practice
Robert F. Devereaux, M.D., Pearisburg, VA       	921-3636
Douglas Scott Hayes, M.D., Narrows, VA           	726-7900
Erma M. McGuire, M.D., Pearisburg, VA           	921-3240
Michael A. McMahon, M.D., Pearisburg, VA        	921-3636
Kenneth J. Walker, M.D., Pearisburg, VA         	921-3636

Internal Medicine 
Mark F. Miller, M.D., Pearisburg, VA            	921-4343
Paul A. Olson, M.D., Pearisburg, VA             	921-4343

Podiatry
Jeff Marks, D.P.M., Pearisburg, VA              	921-1146
Margaret L. Meredith, D.P.M, Pearisburg, VA     	921-1146

Surgery - General and Vascular
James P. Culley, M.D., Pearisburg, VA           	921-1900
Bradley W. Nicholson, M.D., Pearisburg, VA      	921-3280

Chiropractors
Dr. Stewart M. Rawnsley, Narrows, VA            	726-2318

Dentists
Dr. L. William Irby, Jr., Pearisburg, VA        	921-1215
Dr. F. D. Morse, Pearisburg, VA                 	921-3523
Stubbs DDS, Inc., Pearisburg, VA                	921-3323
Dr. David Wallace, Pearisburg, VA               	921-2166
Dr. J. Lewis Webb, Narrows, VA                  	726-3337
Dr. S. Lee Wheeler, Narrows, VA                 	726-3904

Orthodontists
Dr. R L Turner, Pearisburg, VA                  	921-3000

Eye Care
Dr. D. L. Bowling, Pearisburg, VA               	921-3921
Dr. Q. O. Sutphin, Pearisburg, VA               	921-1307

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Services, Pearisburg, VA          	921-2238
(a division of the NRV Community Services Board)

St Albans in Pearisburg, VA 219 S. Buchanan St. 	921-3077

St Albans Psychiatric Hospital, Radford, VA 	    800-572-3120
CONNECT - 24 hr assessment and referral     	    800-284-8898

Lewis Gale Psychiatric Center, Salem, VA    	    800-443-9870
RESPOND - 24 hr assessment and referral     	    800-541-9992

SUPPORT GROUPS - see also COUNSELING

Alzheimer's Support Group                       	980-6822
							639-0879X698
	Pulaski Community Hospital Social Work
	Dept. runs support group for family and 
	friends of persons with alzheimer's

Montgomery County Info & Referral Center        	382-6700
	Maintains an extensive list of support groups








HOUSING

HOUSING-ASSISTANCE
Farmers Home Administration, Dublin, VA         	674-2700
Giles Outreach Office, TH 9am-11am              	921-2525
	Loans for agricultural, industrial, and 
	residential needs to low and modest income

New River Community Action, Pearisburg, VA      	921-2146
	Homeless intervention, home 
	repair and weatherization


Giles County Housing and Development
	Corp., Pearisburg, VA                   	921-2815
	Emergency home repair, low income 
	rentals; manages Woodrum Manor Apts. 
	and Westview Apts.

Pembroke Management, Pearisburg, VA             	921-1392
	Section 8 rental assistance

VMH (Virginia Mountain Housing)                 	382-2002
	Low income rentals; manages SA Robinson 
	Apts. and Old Orchard Place

Low/Moderate Income Apartments
	Gateway Apts, Rich Creek, VA            	729-7317
	Hillside Apts., Pearisburg, VA          	921-4010
	Kathlyn Apts., Peterstown, WV       	    304-753-4289
	SA Robinson Apts, Pembroke, VA          	382-2002
	Old Orchard Place, Pearisburg, VA       	921-4125
	Woodrum Manor Apts., Pearisburg, VA     	921-2815
	Westview Apts., Pearisburg, VA          	921-2815

Habitat for Humanity, Christiansburg, VA        	382-8621
	No Giles chapter

NURSING-HOMES

Giles Memorial Hospital Intermediate
	Care Facility, Pearisburg, VA           	921-6000

Riverview Nursing Home, Rich Creek, VA          	726-2328

Heritage Hall, Blacksburg, VA                   	951-7000

Highland Manor, Dublin, VA                      	674-4193
Meadowbrook, Inc., Shawsville, VA               	268-2203
Virginia Veterans Care Center, Roanoke, VA  	    800-220-8387

HOMES FOR ADULTS (resident must be mobile)

Elm Tree, Pearisburg, VA                        	921-3203
	Group home for mentally retarded adults

McArthur House, Narrows, VA                     	726-7272

Cherokee Hill Home, Newport, VA                 	544-7263

Draper Valley Rest Home, Draper, VA             	980-4041

Fairview District Home, Dublin, VA              	674-5260

Virginia Veterans Care Center, Roanoke, VA  	    800-220-8387

SHELTERS - See FINANCIAL & MATERIAL ASSISTANCE

Montgomery County Community Shelter, Inc.       	382-8621
	Serves Giles residents.  The only 
	transitional housing facility in the area








ORGANIZATIONS

Please call the 
Giles County Chamber of Commerce                	921-5000 
for the phone number of the person to contact 
about any of the following organizations:

BUSINESS

Giles County Chamber of Commerce, Pearisburg
Giles County Farm Bureau
Giles Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
Narrows Business and Professional Association
New River Valley Economic Development Alliance
Pearisburg Downtown Merchants' Association
Progress in Narrows Now (PINN), Narrows

CIVIC/FRATERNAL

American Legion
American Legion Auxiliary
Daughters of the American Revolution
Democratic Party of Giles County
Extension Homemakers Clubs
International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF)
	Angel's Rest & Angel's Rest Rebekah
	Wabash #189 & Wabash Rebekah
Kiwanis - Narrows/Pearisburg
Lakeland Chapter #74 and 124, Order of the Eastern Star
Lions Clubs - Narrows/Pearisburg/Rich Creek
Moose Lodge - Pearisburg
Giles Shrine Club
Masonic Lodges - Castle Rock #334, Eggleston #309
	Giles #106, Intermont #269,
Pearisburg Royal Arch
R.E.A.C.T.
Republican Party of Giles County
Ruritan Clubs Newport, Pembroke, Triangle,
	White Gate, Wolf Creek
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Women's Clubs - Newport/Pembroke/Pearisburg

CULTURE/ARTS

Garden Clubs
	Pearisburg Garden Club, Rose Garden Club
Giles County Council of Churches
Giles County Ministerial Association
Giles County Historical Society
Giles County Community Chorus
Giles County Arts and Crafts Guild
New River Valley Arts and Crafts Guild
Pearisburg Recreation Center
Pembroke Heritage Association, Pembroke
Quilters groups (Loosely Knit Quilters)
Spinners group (New River Valley Spinsters)
The Weavers Guild
Square Dance Clubs

EDUCATION

Alpha Delta Kappa Society
Giles County Education Association
Giles County Partnership for Excellence Foundation
Literacy Volunteers of America
PTA's

EMERGENCY/RESCUE

American Red Cross
Giles County Lifesaving and Rescue Squad 
Volunteer Fire Departments
	Eggleston, Glen Lyn, Narrows, Newport, 
	Pembroke, Pearisburg, Rich Creek, White Gate 
Women's Resource Center
Humane Society of Giles County
SPCA of Giles County

ENVIRONMENT/PRESERVATION

Citizens Organized to Protect the Environment (COPE)
Giles County Historical Society
NRV Historical Society
National Committee for the New River
Friends of the New River
New River Environmental Coalition
NRV Sierra Club

SENIOR CITIZENS

American Association for Retired Persons








PUBLIC COMMUNICATION/MEDIA

NEWSPAPERS
The Roanoke Times & World News                  	921-2323
The New River Valley Current                	    800-346-1234
The Virginian Leader, Pearisburg                	921-3434
The Radford News Messenger                      	382-6171
The Southwest Virginia Enterprise           	    800-655-1406

POST OFFICE - United States Postal Service
Pearisburg                                      	921-1100
Pembroke                                        	626-7211
Narrows                                         	726-3272
Eggleston                                       	626-7177
Glen Lyn                                        	726-3653
Ripplemead                                      	921-3571
Staffordsville                                  	921-2600
Newport                                         	544-7415
Customer Service                            	    800-222-1811
     Track and trace express parcels

PARCEL DELIVERY SERVICES
UPS (McLean Drug, Pearisburg, is drop off)  	    800-742-5877
Federal Express (no charge for home pick up)	    800-238-5355

RADIO
Pearisburg                                      	921-1996
	 WFNR (710 AM), WNRV (990 AM)
	 WBNK (100.7 FM)

TELEPHONE
Bell Atlantic - VA (formerly C & P Telephone)   	954-6222
						TDD 800-564-0999
Pembroke Telephone 9:00am to 5:00pm             	626-7111
Contel Cellular                                 	552-3119
Blue Ridge Cellular                             	382-2656

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY             	    800-325-6000
     Call to send money and telegrams and 
     identify closest office location

CABLE TV (Triax)                            	    800-458-7429








RECREATION

PARKS

Pearisburg Recreation Center, Pearisburg, VA    	921-3527
Castle Rock Recreation Area, Pembroke, VA       	626-7191
Narrows Recreation, Narrows, VA                 	726-2961
Pembroke Ruritan Park, Pembroke, VA             	626-7191

JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST
   Blacksburg Ranger Office                     	552-4641
     Cascades, Interior, Pandapas Pond,
     Walnut Flats and White Rocks Recreation
     Areas, Mountain Lake and Peters Mountain
     Wilderness Areas, White Pines Horse
     Camp, Poverty Creek Horse Trails

OTHER

Appalachian Trail Conference, Newport, VA       	544-7388
Fishing - State Game and Inland Fisheries   	    804-257-1000
Giles Saddle Club                               	921-1872
Giles Country Club, Pearisburg, VA              	921-1099
Mountain Lake Resort, Pembroke, VA              	626-7121
New River Canoe Livery, Pembroke, VA            	626-7189
New River Valley Scuba Center, Christiansburg, VA      	382-9258








SERVICES FOR SPECIAL GROUPS

PEOPLE with DISABILITIES

Assistance Technology Information & Referral
					Voice/TTD   800-435-8490
					Modem       800-238-7955
Deaf                            	Voice/TTD   800-552-7917
Disability Rights               	Voice/TTD   800-552-3962
Visually Impaired                           	    800-622-2155

Mental Retardation Services                     	831-5175
(a division of NRV Community Services Board)
644 First Street, Radford, VA 24141
     Full range of services and referrals

New River Valley Workshop, Inc., Pearisburg, VA 	921-4476 
     Vocational development, work evaluation, 
     adjustment and job placement for physically
     and mentally handicapped.  Work activity center.  
     Transportation provided for clients.  Job 
     placement and follow-up.  Fee paid by 
     sponsoring organization.  M-F 7:30am-4:00pm

Virginia Dept. of Rehabilitative Services   	    800-552-5019
     Closest office: 70 E. First St., C'burg    	381-7122
     For toll free calls, dial 800-number and
     ask to be connected to Christiansburg office.  
     Assists people with disabilities to become 
     independent and employed citizens.

Virginia Employment Commission                  	831-5985
203 Third Street, Radford, VA 24141
     Unemployment insurance.  Job counseling 
     and placement for people with disabilities.  
     No fee.  M-F 8:30am-4:00pm

VA TECH Resource and Referral               	    800-368-0722
     Families of Children with Disabilities     	231-3213 
     Program may cover full or partial cost 
     of short term relief care for children 
     with special needs.
SENIOR CITIZENS
Giles County Senior Center                      	921-3924
1320 Wenonah Ave, Pearisburg, VA

Adult Day Care at Virginia Tech                 	231-3161
     Therapeutic and social environment.
     Certified as provider for Medicaid recipients.
     Full or half day service. 7:30am-5:30 pm.

New River Valley Agency on Aging                	980-7720
     Case management, employment,               	639-9677
     In-home services

Giles Mental Health Clinic                      	921-2238
601 Church Ave., Pearisburg, VA
     Referrals for geriatric issues: grief, 
     separation, marital issues, divorce, 
     relationships

Alzheimer's Support Group                       	980-6822
     Support group for family members           	639-0879
     of Alzheimer's patients.

AARP - American Association of Retired Persons
     Giles County Senior Center                 	921-3924

Medic Alert Foundation                      	    800-344-3226
     Maintains medical records for a fee;
     ID bracelet or necklace

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)         	921-2037 
1320 Wenonah Ave., Pearisburg, VA (Giles Senior Center)
     Opportunities for meaningful community 
     volunteering; transportation available

Social Security Administration              	    800-772-1213
						TDD 800-325-0778
Servicing office: 2435 E. Cumberland Road
	    Bluefield, WV 24701
     Administers social security programs 
     and benefits - Retirement, Black Lung, 
     Survivors, Disability, Medicare, 
     SSI for aged, blind, and disabled.
VETERANS
Veterans Administration (Federal)           	    800-827-1000
     Roanoke Field Office                       	857-2440

Veterans Affairs (State)                    	    800-827-1000
     Roanoke Field Office                       	857-7102
     State office that assists Veterans who 
     are Virginia residents and their families 
     with filing claims with the U.S. Veterans 
     Administration. Claim Agent Outreach offices:

     Christiansburg National Guard Armory
     3rd Tues. each month 1:00pm-3:45pm

     Radford Recreation Center
     1st Tues. each month 9am-noon

Veterans Hospital, Salem, VA                    	982-2463

Virginia Veterans Care Center                   	982-2860
TELEPHONE PREFIXES
PHONE PREFIX                                    	TOWN

223 & 228                                  	      Wytheville
230                                              	 Radford
231 & 232                                     	      Blacksburg
236                                                	   Galax
268                                	   Elliston & Shawsville
320                                       	  Christiansburg
345 & 857                                        	 Roanoke
381 & 382                                 	  Christiansburg
398                                          	     Laurel Fork
544                                              	 Newport
552                                           	      Blacksburg
626                                             	Pembroke
633 & 639                                        	 Radford
651                                                	   Pilot
674                                               	  Dublin
688                                                	   Bland
726                                              	 Narrows
731                                              	 Radford
744                                                	   Fries
745                                                	   Floyd
831                                              	 Radford
921                                           	      Pearisburg
951, 953 & 961                                	      Blacksburg
980 & 994                                        	 Pulaski
982                                                	   Salem
TRANSPORTATION
Non Emergency Ambulance
Giles County Ambulance & Rescue Squad           	921-3842
     Transportation any time                    	544-7695
     available for a fee                        	626-3800

Highway Helpline-road conditions statewide  	    800-367-7623

Taxicab
Pearisburg Cab Services, Pearisburg, VA         	921-2736
Lupo's Taxi, Narrows, VA                        	726-2172

Special Services
Health Department                               	921-2891
RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program)        	921-2037
NRV Agency on Aging, Senior Services, Inc.      	980-7720
     Shopping and nutrition program             	639-9677

Bus
Blacksburg Transit Bus Service                  	961-1185
Greyhound Bus Lines                         	    800-231-2222
   Closest stations: 
     Bluefield, WV, Christiansburg, VA Roanoke, VA

Train
Amtrak                                      	    800-872-7245
     Giles is served by 1 train that runs 3 days 
     each week:    Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.  
   Closest stations: 
     Hinton, WV, Alderson, WV, White Sulphur 
     Springs, WV & Clifton Forge, VA (Amtrak 
     runs a bus connection from Clifton Forge
     to Roanoke)

Air
Airport - Roanoke Regional Infoline             	382-0200
					   	   category 3591
Transportation to Roanoke Airport via
     Blacksburg Limousine Service               	951-3973
Air Service from Roanoke via
     US Air                                 	    800-428-4322
     Delta                                  	    800-354-9822
     American Airlines                      	    800-433-7300
     United                                 	    800-241-6522
LOCAL ZIP CODES
TOWN                                            	ZIP CODE

Blacksburg                                         	   24060
   Virginia Tech                                   	   24061
Cambria                                            	   24068
Christiansburg                                     	   24073
Dublin                                             	   24084
Eggleston                                          	   24086
Glen Lyn                                           	   24093
Goldbond                                           	   24094
Narrows                                            	   24124
New River                                          	   24129
Newport                                            	   24128
Pearisburg                                         	   24134
Pembroke                                           	   24136
Peterstown                                         	   24963
Pulaski                                            	   24301
Radford                                            	   24141
   Radford University                              	   24142
Rich Creek                                         	   24147
Ripplemead                                         	   24150
Staffordsville                                     	   24167