Homeless Assistance Ministries
Judeo-Christian Outreach – 1053 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, Dick Powell 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. ~ 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 Ches., FMI: 437-4911. CAST (Chessapeake Area Shelter Team) -- a community of churches providing overnight winter shelter for the homeless. FMI: contact Trudy Rauch at cast@gbpres.org. Facebook at www.facebook.com/chessapeakeareashelterte am 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: 428-7728 Hosted by Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. Menchville House – Transitional shelter for homeless and hurting women with children.  Assistance given to help the women become independent and self-sufficient. Newport News. FMI: 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: 543-8100 x114 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. 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. For locations and schedule go online: www.linkhr.org. Loving Care Ministries – Second chance for homeless families. 2804 Salem Road, Va Beach 757-430-4101 The Dwelling Place – Providing safe and secure emergency shelter for homeless adult(s) with children. Assistance to self sufficiency.  Two shelters in Park Place, Norfolk ~ 757-624-9879 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 ~ 771-4860 or 416-8966. Our House Family Shelter – Providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, education and other comprehensive programs to help our homeless families in Chesapeake make the very challenging transition from homelessness to home  ~ 545-4075 Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless -- Working with over forty-nine (60) 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. 399-0200. www.portsmouthhomeless.org Salvation Army – Men Only – Must have picture ID. Opens at 6:00 am203 W. 19th Street, Norfolk. Phone 622-3471. Salvation Army Hope Village – Women Only – Community where women help each other break the cycle of poverty. 5513 Raby Rd., Norfolk. Phone 543-8100 Samaritan House – Serves homeless families 18 and over for up to 90 days. 2697 International Pkwy, Suite 108, Virginia Beach. FMI: 430-2642. Hotline: 430-2120. Union Mission Women and Family Shelter – Provides food, clothing, emergency shelter, rehabilitation programs and supportive services to single women and women with children. Open 24 hours.  Picture ID required. 5100 East Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. FMI: 625-2713. Union Mission Single Men’s Shelter –  Provides food, clothing and emergency shelter. Discipleship and Training Program, job and life skills training. Open 24 hours. Picture ID required. 5100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. FMI: 627-.8686 www.ummnorva.org. PARC Place – emergency shelter for families. Contact Bill Cunningham 393- 4246. Portsmouth
Non-Christian support includes … ForKids – Transitional housing for families with kids. Families can stay for up to 2 years. FMI: 622-6400.www.homesforkids.org ForKids Haven House – Emergency shelter for families with kids. Families my stay for up to 120 days as they work towards self-sufficiency. 131 D View Avenue, Norfolk, Phone: 587-4202 ForKids Suffolk House – Emergency shelter for families with kids. Families my stay for up to 120 days as they work towards self-sufficiency.  Phone: 934-1353 Laura and John’s House – Provides assistance to women with children less than 5 years of age.  1020 George Washington Hwy, Ches.  485-0833. Our House Familes 543-5430 Assisting families regain self-sufficiency and independence. Emergency Food & Shelter Program 2708 Chestnut Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 244-6121 Angela Peoples Friends of the Homeless 1600 – 25th Street, Newport News  928-0012 Suffolk Shelter for Homeless 400 Finnely Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434 Edna Patterson 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: 397-6060. Oasis Resource Opportunity Center – Job training, IDs, transportation to jobs, GED assistance. Portsmouth connection. Contact Bea 398-1970. Open Door Social Ministries Food and supportive services. ID required. M-F 9:00 am-noon. 300 W. 33rd St., Norfolk. Barrett Transitional Home - long term transitional housing for single and single pregnant women. Waiting list, please call ahead: 624-6990. 2121 Vincent Ave., Norfolk. H.E.L.P Inc Hampton -- Call ahead for possible shelter assistance. 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 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. Resicency is 6mos to 2yrs. 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 898-1993. Yorktown.
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Republishing the feature story of the August 2013 Church Guide  Teen Homelessness in Hampton Roads 
By Ray Boetcher “Monk” lives on the streets. He secures shelter where ever  he can find it. Sometimes in a doorway, sometimes in the  woods.  He learned the hard way that it's not safe to fall asleep  in a dumpster. He was once awakened early in the morning  when a waste management truck began to lift the bin in  which he was sleeping to empty it.  “Monk' was kicked out of his father's apartment. For  the last four years, his father has had a difficult time keeping  a job. Living on welfare, he often drinks himself to sleep  each night. His alcoholism got to be too much for “Monk” to  live with.  It finally got to a point that “Monk” would argue with his  dad to stop drinking.  His dad told him to hit the road on his  seventeenth birthday.  When the sun dips into the west and the streets of  Hampton Roads come aglow with tiny yellow lights, Jon  heads home.  He and a friend climb in between the rafters of a  highway overpass, crouching as they sit under the concrete  structure that rumbles with every car crossing overhead.  Stretching out a battered old sleeping bag, it is where  Jon will sleep tonight. It is where he can live in peace after  escaping from an abusive home. Jon is fifteen.  No one would know that  Tina was homeless.   Her mom works nights  and an uncle would come over  and rape her. The second time  that happened, she ran-a-way  from home.  While her friends went to  school, she spent her days at  the mall.  Now that its  summer, she and her friends  can be found at the beach …  just like hundreds of other  teens during the day.  Each evening she  returns to her best friend's  house, where she hides away  on a couch in her girlfriend's  bedroom. Her friend's parents don't have a clue as to what  is going on. They know Tina's mom works nights, and think  she is just crashing for the evening. 
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