Community Friends

Rockbridge Community Friends are people interested in helping their fellow Rockbridge area residents cope with life’s stresses.


Community Friends are not professional therapists. A Community Friend is simply what the name suggests – a person willing to spend time talking with you, listening to you, and offering companionship and emotional support.


50 Ways Rockbridge, a volunteer group dedicated to addressing important issues affecting our local community and beyond, launched the Community Friends program in May 2020, when the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic made even casual interaction with others difficult.


Since then, prolonged social distancing requirements have vastly increased the number of people who report feeling lonely and anxious. Even as restrictions on gatherings ease up, normal everyday challenges continue to arise. Community Friends are here to help.


A Friend is just a phone call away.