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Community Support Groups and Outreach for Students and Staff: Financial Assistance

This guide will provide resources and information to enable communities to address the needs of students and staff experiencing hardships

Financial Assistance


Norfolk State University Financial Aid Office -- 700 Park Ave., Norfolk. Student Services Center, Suite 211. Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am –5:00  pm; every first Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00  pm. Grants, loans, scholarships available.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia -- 3804 Poplar Hill Rd. Suite A , Chesapeake office, FMI: 757-484-0703, text to 757-484-1096. Other Catholic Charities Hampton Roads offices, information here.

Operation Break Through -- Norfolk. Emergency and disaster relief for Tidewater residents who find themselves in a crisis (clothing, food, furniture, utilities and rent). FMI: 757-617-5520

H.E.L.P. (Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions, Inc.) -- 1320 LaSalle Ave, Hampton -- Call ahead for possible shelter or financial assistance.  FMI: 757-727-2577

LINK of Hampton Roads, limited financial assistance for utilities, bus tokens, Greyhound tickets, car repair in special needs cases, 10413 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, FMI: 757-595-1953

Hope U Foundation  -- 1400 18th St, Chesapeake. Provides college students with assistance, guidance, mentoring, temporary housing, financial and general support. Online application form here. 757-227-5444.



Bicycle Ministry Need help with transportation getting back and forth to work? If you are homeless or low income, bring in your pay stuff to Virginia Beach United Methodist Church’s Potters House at 18th and Pacific Avenue on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 am and noon and get a bicycle at no cost. Virginia Beach. FMI:  David Moore 757-351-3413