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Assistance programs Newport News and Hampton.

Find details on financial assistance programs in Newport News and Hampton Virginia. Charities and churches provide help with utility bills, rent, a mortgage payment or transportation. Or get free food and emergency funds to help pay other expenses or find free stuff, including gas vouchers or a car for work. Find financial help near you in Hampton Roads, Newport News and nearby areas below.

The Human Services department also provides government assistance as well as grant money to low income families, the disabled, and veterans among others. There is also phone bill or cellular assistance as well as free health or dental care clinics.

There are local organizations, including charities and government grant programs, that may be able to help with bills or housing in Newport News area. Or find clothes, school supplies or backpacks for students, Christmas toys, and even furniture. Find information on programs and resources they offer, as well as how to contact them and apply.

Organizations that provide financial help with bills

The programs noted below are offered by the Hampton Roads Community Action Program (formerly known as the Office of Human Affairs). They provides a wide range of financial assistance programs, job programs and other support.

Emergency services, financial assistance and crisis aid is offered by the Office of Human Affairs. A wide variety of services and resources will provides help and assistance to families and individuals who are facing a "crisis" situation. For example, someone may be facing eviction, going hungry, about to have their utility service turned off, or some other type of emergency.

  • EFSP Aid : This assistance program is funded by the federal government Emergency Food and Shelter National Board with government funds that are received from the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA). This program will broaden the Community Outreach Center’s capacity for providing food aid, free or discounted clothing, rent aid, and shelter to residents through direct services, cash grants or referrals to other charities or agencies for assistance. In addition, assistance and grants for paying your Rent or Mortgage, as well as Utility bills is also provided to people in need.
     
  • Food Aid and Free Pantry: The Emergency Services also helps with food, and they maintain two local food pantries. The Office of Human Affairs also has details on local soup kitchens, free Meals on Wheels services, and public aid such as SNAP food stamps.

 

 

 

  • Children’s Clothes Closet: This program provides free clothing to needy children to enable them to feel confident about themselves, look well presented, and to help them maintain good health and positive school attendance.
  • Mortgage Help and Foreclosure Prevention Services: When facing a foreclosure, or struggling to pay a mortgage, resources are offered. This assistance program offers people intensive, individual housing and mortgage counseling services. It also offers group training that covers seven main topics. They include credit card and debt counseling; mortgage default counseling and Home Equity Conversion/Reverse Mortgage Counseling; foreclosure prevention, budget and money management; pre- and post-purchase home ownership counseling.
    The non-profit staff also provide the following support. Clients can learn about renters and homeowners’ rights and responsibilities; tenancy counseling, and other ways to get mortgage assistance. The assistance program also offers comprehensive assistance in all mortgage and loan products, whether federal or state government, local or private loans. Continue with mortgage assistance.
     
  • Loan Interest Loans and Credit Unions: They work with the Newport News Neighborhood Federal Credit Union to provide residents with access to low interest loans.
     
  • Employment and income growth is a focus of Office of Human Affairs. Whether it is help finding a legitimate work from home job, career counseling, part time employment in the region, or gig jobs, the non-profits help clients find employment. Read more on legitimate side jobs from home.
     
  • Transportation programs - People who need a car, or loan to buy an auto for work, may get help from the Hampton Roads Community Action Program. There are Ways to Work auto loan programs, assistance for people with bad credit, or free government car programs. More on bad credit car loans.

The Hampton Roads Community Action Program is located at 2410 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607. Telephone: (757) 247-0379. Or for more details on their services, click here for information on Hampton Roads Community Action assistance Programs.

Eastern Virginia area Catholic Charity - This center serves the entire eastern part of the state, including Newport News, Hampton Roads, and other surrounding counties as well as cities. The charity organization administers a number of social services, emergency financial assistance programs, and provides self-sufficiency services to the low income and seniors. Examples of the services provided include:

  • Senior care and resources for pregnant women among others - There is a Representative Payee program, counseling for pregnant women, respite care for the person caring for the disabled person or senior citizen and much more.
  • Emergency financial assistance - While very limited, funds may be offered for expenses such as housing, rent, cooling and energy bills. The elderly or disabled may get subsidized phones or cell units for emergency, and more on phone bill assistance.
  • Credit and housing counseling - Meet with a counselor to addresses financial matters including debts, mortgages, and credit repair.
  • Much more is offered. Learn more on Hampton Roads Catholic Charity.

 

 

 

 

Free clothing, furniture assistance and other goods can be obtained from clothing closets, free furniture banks and other non-profits in the greater Hampton Roads region. Low income families can receive free or low cost clothing, household goods and related items. Students from K to college age in Hampton and Newport News can also get free back to school supplies.

There may also be free furniture, including appliances, laptops, beds or kitchen goods. Some centers may also have limited amounts of emergency financial assistance as well for bill paying programs. Learn more on free Virginia Beach clothing or furniture banks and school supplies.

Human, Emergency and Social Services from the County are available. There are several programs available for the poor, elderly, and disabled. Resources can help the unemployed find a job, the disabled apply for benefits and offer other support.

  • Cash assistance for expenses such as utility bills or paying rent may be available from general relief or fuel assistance.
  • Vouchers to pay for child care are available for Hampton Roads families. or more
  • SNAP food stamps can help families buy health food, fruits, vegetables and groceries.
  • Emergency aid, sometimes in the form of a loan, can be coordinated by local Hampton Churches and charities for needs such as security or utility reconnection deposits, medications, and other needs.
  • Hampton Department of Human Services, Division of Social Services offers many federal government and state of Virginia assistance programs. Among them include food stamps, TANF, and medicaid. Another main focus is on low income energy assistance, and this includes weatherization, or funds for paying cooling and electric bills. Read more on Virginia public aid.
  • There is also an immediate grant program to help people with no money keep their utilities on as well as reconnect it in a crisis. This is for residents who are facing disconnection.

Other financial aid is available too. The address is 1320 LaSalle Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23669, call (757) 727-1800, or more on Hampton Social Services.

Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions may have limited amounts of financial assistance for utilities. For families with a referral, they may obtain free groceries according to the number of people in the family. The non-profit also offers low-cost medical and dental services to uninsured adults and children as well as the medically under-served. Prescription medications are readily available through their in house pharmacy. Call (757)727-2577, or read more on HELP services.

Assistance for rental expenses and housing needs - Agencies, including non-profits, churches, or charities may be able to assist low income families. There may be grants to pay for a portion of rent and other help offered, such as referrals to transitional housing. Some locations may focus on groups such as seniors or veterans in the area. Find additional Hampton Roads rental programs.

Salvation Army of Hampton Road administers numerous social services and emergency financial assistance. Among them includes money for paying rent or utility bills. Other resources include a free food pantry, clothing closet, and support for other basic needs. There is also a low cost, bargain thrift store as well as free gas cards or bus tickets.

 

 

 

 

Case managers offer other resources to residents as well. This includes free Christmas toys or meals from Adopt a Family as well as back to school supply giveaway events. For example, learn about job training programs and career counseling. Or access homeless prevention. Address is 1033 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666. Dial (757)838-4875

Water bill programs - Many companies in the region offer payment plans or the H2O Help to Others program. This is for customers who otherwise paid their water bills on time in the past but are facing a short term crisis. It relies on donations and funds from the community and can help Hampton Roads and other families pay their water expenses. Continue with Hampton Roads water bill assistance.

Other loan programs and non-profit organizations support the region. There may be funds for people with bad credit or who are starting up on their life journey. There are also low-cost personal loans, “credit builder” products, payday lenders, and also free financial literacy counseling in Newport News and Hampton area. Find more details on loan organizations.

Temporary housing programs can help families that were just evicted and also the longer term homeless in Hampton Roads. Several locations are located across the region and they all provide assistance that caters to the low income. Receive a place to live as well as ongoing case management. More on transitional housing assistance in Hampton Roads.

LINK of Hampton Roads also administers a food pantry. Groceries, canned goods, and other support is offered. They focus on the homeless in Newport News VA. There are hot meals from a soup kitchen, free clothes or underwear, hygiene supplies and other personal stuff. The address is 10413 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, Virginia. Call 757-595-1953.

FOTE Outreach and Community Development Program offers various low income assistance programs. The non-profit is located in Chesapeake. Dial (757) 431-0052

Eviction and homeless prevention addresses a number of needs of struggling Hampton Roads families or the currently homeless. As government funding allows, there may be help provided in order to keep the person in their apartment or home. In addition to any grants for paying a portion of housing costs, such as a security deposit or rent, there is also case management available and referrals. Or the homeless can get help in locating low income apartments in the region. Read more on Hampton Roads area homeless prevention and rehousing.

Regional free holiday programs - Find help at the major events. Charities across Hampton Roads provide assistance at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other times of the year.

  • Free toys and presents may be passed out for children at Christmas, regardless of their religion.
  • Parent can get an entire meal.
  • The elderly can have a volunteer deliver food, and this may also be for people in nursing homes.
  • For more information, including income and application details, more on Christmas and holiday assistance in Hampton Roads.

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's as well as non-profits such as the United Way offer emergency solution grants (ESG). The funds are used as a form of Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing. Both tenants and homeowners can apply. A Housing Crisis Hotline has been established to assist homeowners, the homeless, and struggling tenants in Hampton as well as Newport News Virginia.

  • The government grant money is being specifically earmarked for such expenses as rental assistance, mortgages, credit repair, or utility and security deposit payments. There is also help for lot rent or moving costs, and more. The government money is not being targeted for the chronically homeless, but it is intended to prevent evictions as well as foreclosures and help people who are facing short term difficulties. ESG can also help people pay for an apartment with no-waiting list to rent in the Hampton Roads area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants are intended for helping families and individuals that are otherwise stable and making it. However, maybe due to a recent job loss, or a reduction in their work hours, they can’t make their monthly rent or housing payments. Dial the 757-587-4202 referral line to learn who has funds, where to apply or learn more.

Community healthcare clinics and free health care

Community Free Clinic of Newport News may offer some basic health care. This can include check ups, medications, screenings, and more. Volunteer doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals will help uninsured patients. Call (757)594-4060 for an appointment. The main address is 727 25th St, Newport News, VA 23607. Dial (757) 594-4060.

Peninsula Institute for Community Health is located at 4714 Marshall Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23607. The poor, uninsured, and people with no insurance can get free care. There is also free services for women’s health needs. Call (757)380-8709.

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System – Hampton Roads residents can access general medical care. This is also offered for uninsured adults and children. Assistance can address various conditions including chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, Minor skin rashes, Headaches, ear aches, pink eye, and more. The clinic is at 5818 Harbour View Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23435. Call (757) 673-5800

Hampton Roads Community Health Center (Portsmouth Virginia) offers qualified patients with comprehensive medical services. Assistance includes diabetes management, treatment for minor illnesses, women’s health services including pregnancy screening, pediatric services, work and school physicals.

They also provide free eye exams or glasses. Or the low-income and people on Christian insurance can get medical care for flu and pneumonia vaccines, prescriptions for medicine, laboratory and x-ray services, and referrals to specialty care practitioners. The center also offers preventive care, diabetes and blood pressure checks, annual check ups, and screenings for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. Dial (757)393-6363, or click financial programs for medical bills.

Stony Brook Physicians - Peninsula Institute for Community Health offers care such as family practice, pediatrics and internal medicine. The clinic also provides pediatrics and dental care. Other community clinic services include family practice, internal medicine and an OB-GYN. Location is 15425-H Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, Virginia 23608. Call (757)874-8400.

Additional aid in Virginia Beach

We have a separate section noted for assistance programs in Virginia Beach. Read more.

The bottom lines is that residents of Southampton and the surrounding areas have many places they can turn to for help.

 

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