Ministries  We Support   Financially


For Kids helps the most vulnerable among us by serving homeless families throughout Hampton Roads.  To find out more or to volunteer check out their website.


Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater is a Christ-centered organization with a calling to reach out to women and families involved in crisis-related pregnancies by offering real help for the present, hope for the future, and healing from the past.  To find our more, volunteer or make a donation check out their website.

Hope for the Homeless and Abused


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.

CAST (Chesapeake Area Shelter Team) -- a community of churches providing overnight winter shelter for the homeless. FMI: contact Trudy Rauch at Facebook at

Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk - CAPS is a group of churches and organizations working together for poverty alleviation and community development. By sharing resources, information and support our efforts are synergized for the development of our city. CAPS networks with local help agencies and churches in order to provide more comprehensive assistance. Homeless shelters, food pantries, transportation services, counseling and legal assistance are some of the resources to which clients are connected.  FMI:  935-5497;

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.

The Genieve Shelter – The Genieve Shelter strives to provide a safe refuge and supportive environment for the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking; provide information, education, and training services that focus on ending the cycle of violence.  157 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434 925-4365  Mailing Address:  PO Box 1585, Suffolk, VA 23434 Call 757-705-2025 or 757-353-1439

Judeo-Christian Outreach – 1053 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, FMI:  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. FMI:  437-4911.

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.

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 mos 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 898-1993. Yorktown.

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.

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:

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.  FMI:  399-0200.

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.

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. 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.  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.

Suffolk Shelter for Homeless -  400 Finnely Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434 Edna Patterson 934-1353

Transitions Family Violence Service – Program to help gain independence for victims of abuse. 722-2261, Hotline 723-7774. 240 Chapel St., Hampton.

Union Mission Ministries and 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.

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.

Women In Crisis - YWCA –  Serves women over age 18 that are experiencing abuse; provides shelter to abused women and children. 5215 Colley Ave., Norfolk. FMI: 757-625-4248 - HELPLINE: (757) 625-5570.

Hope for Human  Trafficking

Virginia Beach Justice Initiative - We are a faith-based nonprofit. Our purpose is to end human trafficking in Hampton Roads through awareness, prevention initiatives and intervention strategies that meet the needs of trafficking survivors. We have the privilege of introducing trafficking victims to the possibility of a new beginning through advocacy and our innovative jail program.  Virginia Beach Justice Initiative, P.O. Box 3018, Chesapeake, VA 23327 or call 1-877-227-2321.

Hope for the  Disabled


Hope House Foundation - provides services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities exclusively in their own homes or apartments — regardless of how complex their disabilities may be. FMI contact Susan Henderson, our Team Support Director, at 757.625.6161x512.

Hope for Crisis Pregnancy


Crisis Pregnancy Center and Keim Centers – Christ-centered organization whose mission is to reach out to those women and families involved in crisis-related pregnancies offering them real help for the present, hope for the future, and healing for their past. To include: Pregnancy Confirmation, Limited Ultrasound, Pregnancy Consultation by a Medical Professional and Distribution of Prenatal Vitamins. FMI: contact 757.499.4444. Services are provided thru The Keim Centers which are located at:  Norfolk: 2121 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517  Va. Beach: 4356 Bonney Rd., Bldg 1, Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Portsmouth/Chesapeake: 5000 Portsmouth Blvd. Suite. 1, Portsmouth, VA 23701  Suffolk: 302 N. Main St. Suite. A, Suffolk, 23434  and

Hope in our Communities


Hope for Suffolk – is a capacity building program for the youth of our city. We invest in the lives of our teenage interns through our farm work program and personal development workshops. We believe that when people experience the dignity of work and are provided with resources for success, our community becomes stronger and more beautiful. Address:  Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA.  Website:  Contac:  (757) 539-0540 or

There are many other ministries throughout Hampton Roads but we are unable to vouch for their legitimacy and theological soundness.  We ask that if you choose to support a ministry with financial donations please make sure you check them out thoroughly.   If you are looking for a ministry to help you with a particular issue that you are personally struggling with please check out another extensive list of ministries available in our area at the Church Guide

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