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The Community Connections Expo was a huge success!

Over 500 people were connected with free community resources in Fredericksburg, VA.

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March 19, 2024
9-5 pm

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Fredericksburg Convention Center
2371 Carl D Silver Parkway 
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 

F4 Bus Route to Hospitality Lane
At a Community Connections Expo in Fredericksburg, VA, a woman and a young girl are engaged in a cheerful interaction at an information booth.
Attendees at a Community Connections Expo in Fredericksburg, VA browse booths offering free community resources.

What is the Community Connections Expo?

The Community Connections Expo was an all-day event that connected individuals and families to free community resources and vital health services in the Fredericksburg area. Attendees learned what was available to them, signed up for assistance they were eligible for, and walked away with resources they needed to make meaningful changes in their lives.


Hosted by:

Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care logo
A blurred image of a community health expo event, similar to the Community Connections Expo hosted by FAHASS in Fredericksburg, VA.

Over 60 organizations provided free community resources, useful information, and linkage to local programs!


Clothing and Personal Care

Faded & Co. logo
Community Threads logo
Provisions Thrift Store Ministry logo


Central Rappahannock Regional Library logo
Germanna Community College logo

Employment and Job Readiness

ServiceSource logo
Stafford County logo
Department of Veterans Affair

Food Assistance

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank logo
S.E.R.V.E. logo
The Table at St. George's logo
Virginia Community Food Connections logo

Health and Wellness

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Virginia logo
Community Outreach Patient Engagement (COPE) Program logo
Compassus logo
CVHS logo
disAbility Resource Center (dRC) logo
City of Fredericksburg logo
Healthy Families Rappahannock Area logo
Healthy Generations Area Agency of Aging logo
Lloyd Moss Free Clinic logo
Mary Washington Healthcare logo
Mental Health America of Fredericksburg logo
Mom2Mom logo
National Council of Negro Women logo
Orange County Free Clinic logo
Virginia Department of Health logo
The YMCA logo
Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA) logo
The Healing Station logo
Yet Stand, Inc. (YSI) logo
Zoe Freedom Center logo

Housing, Shelter, and Stabilization

Central Virginia Housing logo
Faith Housing Coalition logo
Homes Empowering Recovery (HER) House logo
Loisann's Hope House logo
Micah Ecumenical Ministries logo
Nate Sells VA logo
Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) logo
Rappahannock United Way logo
Stafford RISE logo
The Brisben Center logo

Legal and Financial

Legal Aid Works logo
Topside Federal Credit Union logo


Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Fredericksburg logo
Chancellor Baptist Church logo
FailSafe-ERA logo
Virginia Cooperative Extension logo

Veterans Services

Department of Veterans Affairs logo
Havens for Heroes logo

Local volunteers made a difference at the Community Connections Expo.

Our volunteers primarily assisted guests in navigating the Community Connections Expo to ensure they were able to access the services, information, and resources that were most useful to them.

A volunteer smiles at a Community Connections Expo in Fredericksburg, VA, promoting free community resources.
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Thank you to this year's sponsors!

Rappahannock Rotary Club logo
The Community Foundation logo
Meza logo
The FAHASS team poses together at a Community Connections Expo booth in Fredericksburg, VA.

Want to be a sponsor for next year’s Community Connections Expo?

Click the button below to contact Amanda Strawn, Development Manager at FAHASS, for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who attended the event?

Over 500 people wanted to know about the wide array of community services & resources available in our region. Over 60 different service providers, nonprofits, and community organizations were ready to provide everything from onsite health assessments to free interview clothes. Resources ranged from youth programs to veterans services, there was something for everyone!


Was there a cost to attend the Community Connections Expo?

No, the entire event was free!


Was registration required to attend?

No registration required. Guests simply had to check in at the registration desk when they arrived and were guided through the rest of the event.


Was there parking available?

Yes, the parking lot at the Fredericksburg Convention Center was open and free to use.


What was the closest bus stop to the Community Connections Expo?


Was the event wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the venue and event were wheelchair accessible.


Could I bring my kids with me to this event?

Yes, a number of the registered vendors offered youth resources and programs.


Could I bring my pets with me to this event?

Service animals with visible vests and restraints were permitted.

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