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Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach transitional housing.

Residents of the Hampton Roads Virginia region that are facing homelessness can get help from transitional housing programs. Non-profits, charities, and churches in the region support those facing eviction and even the currently homeless.

As part of the assistance offered, clients will almost always need to participate in self-sufficiency type programs. This will include activities such as job training, financial literacy, and general life skills development. The low income housing, apartments, and homes provide members of the community a place to stay while they address the challenges they are facing.

Transitional housing and emergency shelters are provided for veterans, single parents, children, and seniors in the Hampton Roads area. While not everyone will qualify for assistance, and there are often waiting lists, the non-profits do an effective job of helping the needy and less fortunate in the community.

Resources are available for the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, and York. Many cities are also part of the Hampton Roads region. So additional housing assistance is for families in Chesapeake, Hampton, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Poquoson, Suffolk, and nearby Williamsburg.

Directed Destinies
PO Box 62640
Virginia Beach, VA 23466
Provides short term, transitional housing for women. They need to want to work towards a fresh start in their lives. It can be for single women and others.

PO Box 62963
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23466
Dial (757)306-1000
The non-profit arranges for housing, food, counseling, clothing and other assistance to veterans who are homeless in Hampton Roads.




Oxford House International
315 16th Street,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Main number is (757)491-6860
Support is for those dealing with alcoholism or drug addiction.
Another location of this organization is at 629 Dam Neck Road in Virginia Beach. Call (757)721-0352 or contact the shelter at 3032 Birch Bark Drive. This last location listed focuses on women.

Union Mission
Address: 5100 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone:(757) 627-8686
Services for the homeless and recently evicted in the Hampton Roads region.

The Dwelling Place
545 W 37th St
Norfolk, VA 23508

Hampton Roads Area Command
203 West 19th Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
Telephone - (757)543-8100
This is offered in partnership with the Salvation Army. The center will provides emergency shelter for single men who were evicted and are currently homeless. Meals, case management and counseling is offered too. First come, served basis.

Hampton VA Medical Center
Address is 100 Emancipation Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23667
Phone - (757)722-9961
Provides up to 6 months for veterans to re-acclimate. In addition to housing and a place to stay, register for vocational counseling, skills training, job readiness, money management, credit repair, and relapse prevention.




Menchville House Ministries – Women and Children Housing
13658 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, Virginia 23602

Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704

Our House Families
Mailing address: PO Box 7475
Chesapeake, Virginia 23324
Dial (757)543-8344 for intake
This site offers transitional housing for the entire family. Other support may be offered too. Ensure clients receive case management to develop long-term planning for self-sufficiency and independence. Rent will need to be paid by families that use these centers and it will be based on their income levels.

Portsmouth Area Resources Coalition
PO Box 1183
Portsmouth, Virginia 23705
Call (757)397-5208
Administers short-term rental subsidies for individuals, seniors, families and individuals that are homeless. They also need to be aggressively looking for employment and working towards becoming fully independent.

Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions
P.O. Box 190
Hampton, Virignia 23669
Telephone - (757)727-2577

Hampton Oxford House International
1917 McCulloch Road
Hampton, Virginia 23663
Telephone number is (757)367-6783

Salvation Army Virginia Peninsula Veterans Housing Program
1033 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, VA 23666
Main number is (757)838-4875
Up to a 3 month low income, transitional housing program for Veterans. It provides them with short term and safe housing as well as other reintegration assistance.

Saint Columba Ecumenical Ministries
Main address is 2114 Lafayette Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23509
Dial (757)627-0312
The organization runs a transitional housing program for single women and men from the greater Norfolk area.





Menchville House Ministries, Inc.
13658 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23602
Phone:(757) 833-5980

PORT Emergency Winter Shelter
Address is Newport News, VA 23601
757 595 1953
The location can keep people out of the cold weather, serve a hot meal, and provide a place to sleep.

Barrett Transitional Home
2129 Vincent Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
Dial (757)624-6990
The homeless and those facing imminent eviction can get comprehensive supportive services, transitional housing and other help. This includes offering the necessary skills to prevent or repeat the cycle of homelessness and end poverty.

Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice
Office address - 3701 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23504

F.O.R.Kids Inc.
Location is 840 W 38th St
Norfolk, VA 23508
Phone:(757) 423-0863

1320 Lasalle Ave
Hampton, VA 23669
Main phone 757-727-2577

Avalon A Center for Women and Children
Main address: 312 Waller Mill Rd., Ste. 500
Williamsburg City, Virginia 23185
(757)258-9362 Ext 1012
Shelter and transitional housing programs are available. In addition, case managers from Avalon offer  counseling services, education services, referrals and other support. Resources are available all across the City of Williamsburg.

Salvation Army Williamsburg Corps
151 Kristiansand Drive
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Telephone number is (757)229-6651


By Jon McNamara

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