Ensures that the national homelessness policy accurately reflects the needs and experiences of local communities.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Mobilizes the nonprofit, public and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness.
Updates a previous State Report Card on Child Homelessness.
Provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Brings about the systemic changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness and to protect the rights of people experiencing homelessness by engaging in policy advocacy.
Provides emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
Includes thousands of providers and consumers of health care targeted to people without homes, working together to end homelessness by improving health care access and quality.
Prevents and ends homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.
Coordinates the federal response to homelessness and creates a national partnership at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness in the nation while maximizing the effectiveness of the Federal Government in contributing to the end of homelessness.
Focuses on helping homeless Americans who want to work or can become job-ready.
Protects the health of all Americans and supports the delivery of essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Provides a range of assistance for the homeless.
Helps homeless veterans.
Helps prioritize, clarify, and refine efforts to improve coordination across agencies, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of federal homelessness programs.
Funds programs to prevent and end homelessness.
Virginia Veteran & Family Support Program (VVFS) – formerly the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, VVFS provides adequate and timely assessments, treatment and specialized support services to Virginia Veterans and their families of any era or branch of service. Region 5 VVFS works in conjunction with other community organizations and leaders to improve and expand services to our local area veterans and their families. FMI: Linell Hunter, 757-788-0048 or Thea Lawton, 757-788-0032
VetsHouse Inc. an unique nonprofit organization serving homeless veterans in Hampton Roads. It is not a shelter, but a 12-month program providing contemporary living quarters in a group environment, assistance in job hunting, transportation, personal skills and development guidance. FMI: 757-306-1000.
Norfolk State University, Military Services and Veterans Affairs Office, New Student Services Center, suite 110. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. FMI: 757-823-2586
Veterans can call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET (424-3838) 24/7 to speak confidentially with a VA counselor and receive help.