People Incorporated of Virginia

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About Us

People Incorporated began as the Hayter's Gap Community Club in a rural valley along the northern border of Washington County, Virginia in January of 1964. The principal of the local elementary school, Garland Thayer, and a country store owner and his school teacher wife, Fount and Thelma Henderson, started the club to provide education, recreation, and day care for Hayter's Gap residents.

Today what began as a small community based organization has grown into People Incorporated of Virginia, one of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s largest and most successful Community Action Agencies. Now serving Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Washington, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Frederick, Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock, and Prince William Counties and the cities of Bristol, Manassas, and Manassas Park, People Incorporated offers almost 30 programs designed to, “give people a hand up, not a hand out.” Throughout its long history and to this day, the agency has worked to achieve the same mission: To provide opportunities for economically disadvantaged people to improve their lives, their families, and their communities.

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