FOTE Outreach & Community Services Programs

Who We Are......

 Mission Statement

FOTE Outreach & Community Development Program's objective is to bring lower-income families, and individuals to a point of self-sufficiency.  We will assist our clients and program participants by servicing their physical, mental health, employment, educational, vocational, social and spiritual needs.  We will teach them how to empower themselves, by giving them the tools necessary to become self - sufficient and to be prepared to accept the responsibility of independent living.  We will help our clients find the assistance that they need to build a stable living environment for a brighter tomorrow.

We also assist Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren in their homes through our referral service program. Through our elderly services program, we help assist our elderly clientele who are living alone with no other assistance and solely depend on social security income.  Referrals may be given to help with housing inspections, maintenance and household needs and companionship.

 Vision Statement

To create a program, which will help assist “homeless”, low- income families and individuals locate affordable housing, job training, to bring about permanent self-sufficiency


FOTE Outreach & Community Development Program's goal is to own apartments to provide housing to help “homeless”, low- income families and individuals to over come the domino effect of homelessness. During today's hard economic times there has been an increase of families who are in need.  More working homeless are seeking housing in motels/hotels,  the families may have encountered this situation through a loss of a job, forclosure of their home, or health issues. It is our goal to help resolve those issues.

Our goal for 2015 is to relaunch our Transitional Housing Program so that we can help families re-establish themselves while providing a safe and stable living environment for their children. Families that are seeking housing are currently living in hotels, with other family members or staying from place to place with no home to call their own.  Their children suffer from being shuffled from place to place, while their schooling suffers.  Poor academic scores and high absenteeism trends those student without a stable home.  It is our goal to end this cycle.


Capital Campaign

FOTE Outreach & Community Development Program's  Capital Campaign is for the acquisition and renovation of older properties, which will produce affordable housing for the homeless and lower income families.  FOTE will actively seek grant funding, donations from businesses, individuals and churches, and sponsor on-going fundraisers that will benefit our Capital Campaign.


Important Information

Our foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service at a 501 C (3) Organization.

Our EIN # is 54-1614710.
Our foundation holds a current solicitation permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services.   A financial statement is available upon written request from the Office of Consumer Affairs.
Our foundation's Solicitation Permit is renewable on a annual basis.
FOTE is an approved United Way Write-In Agency.  Simply write in Friends of the Elderly on your company's form during the Combined Federal Campaign.


 FOTE was incorporated by the Commonwealth of Virginia Sate Corporation Commission on June 19, 1991.

Our DUNS # is 837821685

Our address is:                                                        P.O. Box 10007, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23450

Our phone number is: (757) 431-0052

Our E~mail address is:


Our History

Friends of the Elderly began as an Elder Care Facility in the Salem Acre area of Virginia Beach.  The need was so great for a transitional housing  program in the Hampton Roads area that F.O.T.E Non-Profit Foundation was founded and relocated to Norfolk, Virginia. Transitional Housing provided more than a "band-aid"  fix for a family who found themselves homeless.  FOTE began it's first transitional housing program site in the East Ocean View Section of Norfolk working closely with PACE, EOV Civic Leagues, Social Services and the concerned citizens of Ocean View to help families and individuals who were in need.  FOTE operated with a handful of full time volunteers.  During it's first year of operation, FOTE graduated 8 families from its transitional housing program.  Three (3) of those graduates successfully completed and graduated from the substance abuse program at Norfolk Community Services Board. 

From 1996 to 1999, FOTE continued its partnership with Norfolk Community Services Board by helping to place women and their families into its transitional housing program while seeking treatment at NCSB.  Between the services received at FOTE and services through NCSB, 87% of the clients successfully completed both programs.  Transitional Housing was just one component of FOTE. 

FOTE Outreach Services program provided services to those who were in need of assistance but who have secured their housing.  The Outreach Services Program was designed to help those who facing struggles and needs solutions to avoid homelessness (if possible).  FOTE assisted with home repairs, furniture, clothing and food pantry services.  We networked with local social service agencies to help located available resources.  Our Case Manager provided counseling services, budgeting and family crisis intervention services. 

FOTE services have been utilized throughout the Hampton Roads area since June 1991.  Since our inception we have serviced over 500 families.