elder care & fraud prevention

In recent months, we have sadly witnessed several members of our church family being impacted by fraud. As a community deeply-rooted in compassion and care, we have recognized a pressing need to provide resources, support, and guidance for those affected by this unfortunate reality.


We want to assure you that we are here for you, and your well-being is our utmost concern. We are excited to announce that we have been working diligently to develop two essential resources to assist victims of fraud within our congregation. 

Here is a link to the Guidebook

We understand the emotional toll and challenges that fraud can bring, and our aim is to provide a supportive community where you can find comfort, understanding, and the necessary tools to overcome these difficulties.

Please know that confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us. We want to create a safe space where you can share your experiences, seek guidance, and receive support without fear of judgment or further harm. We are here to listen, offer assistance, and connect you with the appropriate resources to help you navigate this challenging journey. 


Remember, you are not alone in this. Your WUMC Pastors are here for you, ready to walk alongside you as you reclaim your financial security, emotional well-being, and peace of mind. Together, we will overcome these challenges, rebuild, and thrive!


If you are in need of help, we encourage you to reach out to the organizations listed below. We do not provide direct assistance, but we do support these partner organizations. If we get a referral from them for additional help, we are often able to step in with assistance through the respective organization.

  • House of Mercy

    • Fresh food once a week on Wednesdays on the drive-thru food pantry line. Call to pre-register at 757-253-0664
    • Shelf-stable foods drive-thru food pantry is open Wednesday-Thursday from 10am to 1pm. No pre-registration is required.

    W&M Campus Food Exchange

    • Confidential program for students, faculty, and staff
    • Fall/Spring Hours: Monday, 1-3pm, Thursday 4:30-6:30pm, Saturday 3-5pm
    • Summer Hours:  By Appointment Only

    FISH Food Pantry

    • Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • 1st Saturday:  10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

    St. Olaf Food Pantry

    • Monday - Friday 10 AM - Noon
    • First Friday of every month from 5 PM - 7 PM

    Grove Christian Outreach

    • Pantry is open Mondays 11am-2pm, Tuesdays 1pm-6pm and Fridays 9am-1pm
    • If you find yourself in an emergency situation outside of pantry hours, call 757-887-1100

    Salvation Army

    • Food Pantry:  Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Williamsburg Community of Faith Winter Shelter

    • Weekly shelter and dinner/breakfast for homeless at local Williamsburg churches during winter months

    House of Mercy

    • Rapid Rehousing designed to assist homeless individuals and families
  • Grove Christian Outreach

    • Community Clothing Closet is open and available by appointment on Wednesday's and walk-in visits on Mondays from 1-3:30pm and Fridays from 10am-12pm. Please call the Center at 757-887-1100 to schedule your Wednesday appointment.

    FISH Clothing and Housewares

    • Clothing, and small housewares to residents of Williamsburg, James City County and York County
  • 3e Restoration

    • 757-345-6028
      5248 Olde Towne Rd Suite 3
      Williamsburg, VA 23188

    FISH, Inc.

    • 775-220-9739
      312 2nd St
      Williamsburg, VA 23185

    House of Mercy

    • 757-229-3700
      10 Harrison Ave
      Williamsburg, VA 23185

    James City County Human Service Center

    • 757-259-3100
      5249 Olde Towne Rd
      Williamsburg, VA 23188

    United Way

    • 757-229-2222
      101 York Crossing Rd
      Yorktown, VA 23692

    Williamsburg Department of Human Services

    • 757-220-6161
      401 Lafayette St
      Williamsburg, VA 23185