Get Help

If you’re homeless, hungry, or hurting, we can help.

Seeking shelter?

Are you hungry, tired, and in need of shelter? Do you feel like you have nowhere else to turn? The Union Mission is open 24 hours a day. We are here for you!

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Contact Us

Emergency Shelter call 757-627-8686
Men – ext. 200
Single women – ext. 331
Women with children – ext. 335

Contact us

Where we’re located:
The Union Mission Ministries
5100 East Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502

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Need a meal?

The Bashford Men’s Shelter offers 3 meals a day to men in need. We are located at 5100 East Virginia Beach Blvd. in Norfolk.

Breakfast        6:00 am-7:00 am daily

Lunch              11:45 am-12:30 pm daily

Dinner              5:00 pm-6:00 pm daily

The Women & Children’s Shelter offers lunch for women and children at 12 noon.


Our programs and services give back self-respect, dignity, and provide hope for the future.

  • Chapel services (held Monday-Saturday at 6:45 pm and twice on Sundays at 8:15 am and 2:45 pm — required for shelter guests)
  • Clothing, toiletries, showers, and laundry
  • Spiritual counseling and medical case management
  • Job and life skills counseling
  • Case management (for all guests)
  • Housing and job referrals

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Need Prayer?

Our staff prays regularly for our guests, the poor in our community, our donors, and each other. How can we pray for you? Please let us know.

Transformed lives

Others have taken the first step. You can too.

New people walk through the doors of The Union Mission Ministries every day, looking for help. Sometimes it’s just a meal and a bed. Sometimes it’s love and encouragement, hope and healing, new life and a fresh start. You can find all of these things and more at The Union Mission Ministries. Learn how others have taken that first step… you are not alone.

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