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Community Support Groups and Outreach for Students and Staff: Newport News Shelters

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

Newport News Shelters


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

All Nations Church – Breakfast, fresh clothes, toiletries, showers, and medical attention. Sunday morning pick up 10:30 am at the Farmer’s Market at 29th Street & Jefferson Ave, NN and HRT bus station. Taken to church for meal and needs met. Attend 1:00 pm service and taken back downtown afterwards. 757-941-5111. 853 Cloverleaf Lane, Newport News

PORT Emergency Homeless Winter  Shelter Program – Managed by LINK and  designed for interfaith congregations located  in any area of Newport News who come  together to open their parish or social halls  and provide food and shelter for individuals  or families who would normally spend their  nights sleeping on the streets.

Fig Tree Haven -- Backpacks for the homeless stuffed with basic essentials. Open Tues., Wed., Thurs. from 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Sat. 8:00 am-2:30 pm, and Sun 8:00 am-4:00 pm. 128 32nd St., Newport News 757-771-4860 or 416-8966

Emergency Food & Shelter Program 2708 Chestnut Avenue, Newport News, VA.  757-244-6121

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

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.