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Community Support Groups and Outreach for Students and Staff: Virginia Beach Shelters

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

Virginia Beach Shelters


Judeo-Christian Outreach, Inc. (JCOC) provides shelter for qualified adults and families with children.  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.
Seton Youth Shelters provides 24-hour emergency shelter for youth ages 9 – 18.  This program serves runaway/homeless youth and youth in crisis within their family, school and/or community. Seton Youth Shelters operates two shelters in Virginia Beach, one for boys and the other for girls. Contact at 757-498-4357; 3333-28 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452. 
Samaritan House provides short-term emergency shelter and support services through Samaritan House in sites around Virginia Beach. Subject to space availability. Eligibility: households with children who are homeless and victims of domestic violence. Contact at 757-631-0710 or at 757-430-2120 for the 24-hour crisis hotline.
Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation (VBCDC) provides emergency shelter for families who are homeless for up to 90 days. Call 757-463-9516. 
Winter Shelter Program (Operates October-April)
Provides emergency shelter during in various community churches for the homeless through Volunteers of America. Eligibility: Individuals who meet the behavioral requirements of the shelter program operator. Participants are picked up and dropped off at designated sites. Shelter and an evening meal are provided. Contact at 757-437-4911; 810 18th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans
Vetshouse, Inc. operates four housing units providing limited-term housing for homeless veterans. Contact at 757-724-8614; fax to 757-424-6492 (must call ahead); P.O. Box 23466, Virginia Beach, VA 23466.
Permanent Rental Housing
Provides low cost rental housing at scattered sites throughout Virginia Beach. Eligibility: households who meet income requirements. Contact the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation (VBCDC) at 757-463-9516; 2400 Potters Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.
Housing and Neighborhood Preservation