The services Agape offers are listed below. If you need help, call during our open hours at 540-296-0609 or leave us a message on our contact page.
Client mentoring is the heart of your visit, and our mentors are passionate about building a relationship with you. In a safe space, and non-judgmental environment you may talk through what is going on in your life, and mentors will identify any resources we can offer. Our mentors seek to ensure you leave feeling seen, heard, valued, encouraged and loved.
We have been blessed with an abundance of donated clothing and household items from our community. Our dedicated volunteers sort through the donations, organize and display them so you can easily shop for your household. We carry a wide range of clothing, shoes, and accessories, as well as some household goods and personal care items.
You will receive food at each visit based on your family size, and what we have available. Your typical cart will include produce, meat, bread/baked goods, canned goods and more. The Agape Center is a partner agency of our regional food bank, Feeding Southwest Virginia. Because of this affiliation, we are able to offer you donated food and, if you qualify, USDA government provided food.
If you have a specific need for household items such as diapers, linens, small kitchen appliances, dishes, silverware, etc. your mentor will deliver your request to our team that has access to our large stock of donated goods. If we have what you need we will deliver it to your pantry cart so you only have a single pickup.
Furniture & Appliances
We have a limited stock of donated furniture and appliances, including mattresses and box springs, available by special request through your mentor. We are unable to reserve items in advance, but if we have the item you need on the day of your appointment, our Furniture Team will reserve the item and hold it for three open days to give you time to make pickup arrangements.
Thanks to a very creative volunteer team, the Gift Shop is open year round and stocked with awesome birthday baskets for our clients. During the Christmas season, the space is converted to an incredible shopping experience where beautiful gift bags have been assembled for you and where you can personally select a Christmas gift for each child in your household.
We have a devoted team dedicated to cutting, transporting and splitting donated, recently cut wood for clients that may need it to heat their homes in the winter. You may let your mentor know at your appointment if you need firewood, and you will be contacted to arrange a day and time to come to our storage facility for pickup.
Emergency financial assistence
Limited funding may be available to support existing clients in critical situations or emergencies. Areas of assistance can include, but are not limited to, utilities, housing, transportation, and medical/dental support.
getting ahead class
“Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World” is offered once a year to clients that have been selected through an application process. It is a 17-session program that offers tools and teaches principles and skills along with spiritual direction to help improve lives. In each 3-hour class, you will:
Take a hard, objective, analytical look at your life now
Learn about principles and tools to help change your life
Thoughtfully create a picture of what you would like your future story to look like
Create a detailed plan and build resources to enable you and your family to Get Ahead