Welcome to the official website for joint emergency communications from the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the University of Virginia. The City, County, and University, individually and collaboratively work to help prepare the local community for any possible emergency or critical incident and to communicate information in the event of an actual emergency or critical incident. This site offers links to timely information to help keep you, your family and/or business prepared for and informed during an emergency.

Register for Community Emergency Alerts

The Community Emergency Alert system is used by the Emergency Communications Center to notify residents and businesses of critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions. With this system, a specific geographic area can be selected to send messages to those within that area. You can register to receive phone messages, text messages and e-mail messages in case of emergency. The system is TTY/TDD compatible.

You will know the call is from CodeRED Weather Warning when you see the telephone number 800-566-9780. Emergency Alert phone calls may also include numbers from an 866 area code.

Click ‘CodeRed’ below to sign up. Contact the Office of Emergency Management at 971-1263 or 970-1798 if you need help with registration for any reason (e.g., no computer, no e-mail, problems with the registration form, etc.)logos-ecn products_010313

Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Mental Health Resources 

In the wake of the tragic incident that occurred on August 12th, a wide variety of resources are available to community members to help process and recover.

Region Ten: provides mental health services to community members

The Counseling Alliance of Virginia : will be offering complimentary group and individual counseling sessions through September

Resilient Charlottesville: a group of local mental health agencies and therapists will be providing free drop-in counseling at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

On Our Own: is a peer support recovery center offering free group and walk-in peer support

The Charlottesville Free Clinic: offers free mental health support to qualifying individuals

The Women’s Initiative: provides mental health services to uninsured or underinsured women age 18 and over

Partner for Mental Health: offers mental health services

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