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Community Support Groups and Outreach for Students and Staff: Housing

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



Please use the drop down box under the Housing tab for different areas in the Hampton Roads.

Homeless Shelter Directory

Hampton Roads Shelters

Judeo-Christian Outreach – 1053 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, Dick Powell 757-491-2846

The Lighthouse Center – Temporary evening shelter during the winter for the homeless and their families. A day program for homeless adults. The center offers shower facilities, case management and life skills training, plus an address and telephone number for homeless individuals to receive mail and phone calls. 825 18th Street. Virginia Beach.  757-437-4911.

The Winter Shelter – The Winter Shelter provides emergency services to more than 50 homeless adults each night between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Through outreach efforts, word-of-mouth and local police department referrals, individuals seeking shelter are encouraged to report to a designated central location and are then transported to a site where cots, bedrolls, food and coffee are available. On a rotating basis, various churches in Virginia Beach host the shelter and prepare meals. A partnership between local churches and public agencies, orchestrated by Volunteers of America Chesapeake,  FMI: 757-437-4911.

CAST (Chesapeake Area Shelter Team) -- a community of churches providing overnight winter shelter for the homeless. FMI: contact Trudy Rauch at Facebook at Potters House – Potter’s House provides services to the homeless, the working poor, and those in crisis situations, who are residents of Virginia Beach. Assistance includes: financial, food, bike, personal hygiene, and ID assistance Tuesday and Thursdays 9:30 till noon.  Located at 1709 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. FMI: 757-428-7728 Hosted by Virginia Beach United Methodist Church.

Menchville House – Transitional shelter for homeless and hurting women with children.  Assistance given to help women become independent and self-sufficient. Newport News. FMI: 757-833-5980.

H.O.P.E. Village -- Homeless Outreach for Personal Empowerment, transitional housing for women and children – Salvation Army provides shelter to single women as well as mothers with children, including males not older than 17, for a stay up to 9 months. FMI: 757-587-4202.

All Nations Church – Sunday morning bus picks up at 8:15 am at the Farmer’s Market at 30th Street & Jefferson Ave, Newport News, to deliver people to the church for 9 am breakfast, fresh clothes, toiletries, showers, and medical attention. Tuesdays, Downtown Outreach at 6 pm at 30th Street & Jefferson Ave. Wednesdays Community Blessing at 4-5 pm at the church's Family Life Center, 853 Cloverleaf Lane. FMI 757-941-5111.

Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless -- Working with over forty-nine houses of faith in Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk and students from Virginia Wesleyan College, PVH provides nightly shelter for homeless persons from mid-November through the first week of May each year. 757-399-0200.

Laura and John’s House – Provides assistance to women with children less than 5 years of age.  1020 George Washington Highway,  Chesapeake.  757-485-0833

H.E.L.P. (Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions, Inc.) Hampton -- Call ahead for possible shelter assistance. 757-727-2577.

PORT Emergency Winter Shelter -- a thermal shelter run from November - March annually. Low barrier, provision of evening meals, breakfast, hygiene items, clothing, obtaining identifications, DD214's, birth certificates, assistance with getting people back to family members if stranded in Newport News. Employment specialist on site 3 nights per week, housing resources and placement assistance, food stamp assistance and sign up, coats and other clothing needed for daily changes and to keep warm. Assistance with obtaining prescription medications when needed. Referrals for special needs for health concerns. Call ahead 757-595-1953. Newport News

NATASHA House Inc.  -- a transitional home for homeless women and children that empowers and equips them to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Residency is 6 months  to 2 yrs. NATASHA House is a safe place for women and children that allows them to rebuild productive, thriving lives as they transition to permanent housing. NATASHA House offers a variety of educational opportunities for both mothers and children. Using both in-house and outside resources, mothers and children immediately begin their path to wholeness through programs such as Homemakers and CHAMPS. For assistance, call 757-898-1993. Yorktown

Emergency Food & Shelter Program 2708 Chestnut Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 244-6121. Angela Peoples.

Friends of the Homeless 1600 – 25th Street, Newport News  757-928-0012

Suffolk Shelter for Homeless 400 Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434 Edna Patterson 757-934-1353.

Oasis Social Ministry Free clothing, food assistance, soup kitchen (M-Th. 11:45 am-12:45 pm, Sat. 2-3 pm). 1020 High St., Portsmouth. FMI: 757-397-6060.

Oasis Resource Opportunity Center  Job training, IDs, transportation to jobs, GED assistance. Portsmouth connection. Contact Bea 757-398-1970. Open Door Social Ministries Food and supportive services.

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development