Provides needs assessment, assistance with ID’s, obtaining birth certificates, benefits, housing, job and life skills training, and referrals to various community agencies.
Each shelter provides a place for guests to remain during the day providing respite from the streets, and services for those not wishing to stay in the shelter. Services include: meals, toiletries and a place to shower, clothing and laundry facilities, phone and computer use, case management, and referrals to other agencies such as The Virginia Employment Commission, Legal Aid, The Veterans Administration, and The Community Service Board (Mental Health).
Hours of operation vary from shelter to shelter. For Men’s Shelter hours call 757-627-8686 ext. 200. Women and Children’s Shelter ext. 331.
Provided through a grant from the Sentara Health Foundation, beds are set aside in each shelter for those coming out of the hospital or needing a place to recover from illness. Medical Case Management provides assistance with prescription medication, medical supplies, referrals to necessary medical care, bus passes for medical appointments, and health education for shelter guests. Partnerships with 42 agencies, allow us to address the ever growing medical needs of our guests.
Spiritual recovery is at the heart of everything we do. True transformation is only possible through God’s grace and a relationship with Jesus Christ. Bible studies and Chapel services are held daily, and emotional and spiritual counseling is provided.