FOTE Outreach & Community Services Programs

Virginia 211

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You can access Virginia 211 by dialing 211 on you phone or visit

Coordinated Crisis Response Line



24-Hour Crisis Hotline


24-Hour crisis counseling is available to anyone affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking. Through our Coordinated Crisis Response (a collaborative project between The Genieve Shelter, The HER Shelter, Samaritan House, and the YWCA South Hampton Roads), trained crisis counselors provide emotional support and assist callers with coping skills, safety planning, and appropriate information and referrals to community resources. The goal is to address the immediate emotional and safety needs of the caller until they are able to connect with supportive services. Call (757) 251.0144 to reach our 24/7 Crisis Hotline.


Connect to Resources You May Need

Connecting Families with the resources they need. Kids Priority One is a "One Stop" Resource Center where families, and those working with families, find local resources and valuable information related to raising healthy, happy kids!  Visit for more information.

Employment Opportunities {2017 Update}

People Ready- (757) 461-7733

Jobs Available:  Auto Auction Drivers, Restoration, General Construction, Manufacturing, Car Actions, Hospitality & More.  For additional information you can visit their website at

Shelter Information {2017 Update}

Union Mission 

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

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.

The Lighthouse Center

825 18th Street: Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Phone: 757.437.4911 Fax: 757.437.4864 Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7am to 8pm; Tuesday, Thursday 7am to 6pm 

Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Volunteers of America Chesapeake's Lighthouse Center is a day program for homeless adults. The center offers shower facilities, case management and life skills training, plus an address and telephone number for homeless individuals to receive mail and phone calls.

Operating year-round since 1997, the program is available to residents of Virginia Beach and the surrounding area.

Seton House 

 To reach our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline call:

1.866-751-764-0757 or 498-HELP (4357)

Serving all of Hampton Roads, Seton Youth Shelters provides 24-hour emergency shelter for youth ages 9-17 years old and in special cases for 18 year olds. This program serves runaway/homeless youth and youth in crisis within their family, school and/or community. Seton Youth Shelters operates two shelters in Virginia Beach, one for boys and the other for girls. In our shelters, residents are provided youth advocacy and individual/family crisis counseling. Case management activities facilitate coordination of services, community referrals and aftercare follow-up. Youth who enter the shelter program attend local public schools unless parents provide transportation to their home school. Our shelters provide counseling that address a variety of topics and serve to increase youth awareness of community resources.

Vets House

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 62963, Virginia Beach, VA 23466

Phone: (757) 306-1000

E-mail Address:

For further information, please contact Mr. Willard Smith at (757)-724-8614

Vetshouse, Inc. is a unique nonprofit organization serving homeless veterans in Hampton Roads. It is not a shelter, but a 12 month program providing contemporary living quarters in a group environment, assistance in job hunting, transportation, personal skills and development guidance. Provides housing, food, clothing, counseling and other assistance to veterans who are homeless of the US Armed Forces in order to facilitate their return to gainful, independent, responsible and productive lifestyles.

 Judeo Christian Outreach


JCOC has a men’s and women’s dorm on our main campus that houses a total of 50 individuals. We operate as an emergency shelter and provide free food, housing, essential clothing and toiletries as well as intensive case management.Our Housing Focused Case Managers work with these individuals to help them locate permanent housing with the goal of moving from the shelter within 30-90 days. 

Our Employment and Life Skills Case Managers work with unemployed individuals to help them locate employment and provides Life Skills classes twice a week on topics such as financial planning, proper nutrition, anger management and more. GED tutoring and Computer Skills training are also provided.

Our kitchen Managers offer 4-week training through National ServSafe program that allows individuals to receive their Food Handlers Certification. More than 100 of our clients have received this certification since 2012 with many of them obtain employment, raises and promotions. A Managers certification is also offered. 

JCOC works closely with rehabilitation services including Virginia Beach Detox Center, Mental Health Services, and The Veterans Administration Medical Center to assure that our clients are properly treated for any disorders that may be an obstacle to their well-being or hinder their progress. 

For more information about our Emergency Housing Program, please contact:

Nicole Rountree, Director of Emergency Housing Services

757-491-2846, ext. 107









Salvation Army’s H.O.P.E Village is a residential housing program that offers a full spectrum of supportive services to low and moderate-income single women and women with children in need living in our community.  The residential style community features seven brand single family homes and one administration office. The focus of this transitional housing program is to remove the barriers to self-sufficiency.  Programs and services are flexible and can be individualized and tailored to the needs of each woman and her family in order to aid in the transition from homelessness to independent living. Three additional on-site education classes have been added this year, these classes range from cooking to character building.

Located at 5525 Raby Road in Norfolk the community resides on six acres of property next to The Salvation Army Thomas R. Lee Administration and Social Services Building.

How to be considered for the program:  To be considered for the program, all candidates must go through the Norfolk Homeless Action and Response Team (HART) at 757-587-4202. HART serves as the single point of contact for homeless families and individuals.

The Salvation Army Emergency Men’s Shelter located at 203 West 19th Street, Norfolk, VA. provides food, shelter, resources and prayer for hundreds of struggling men in the Hampton Roads area. The men’s shelter is open 365 nights a year and offers 12 weekly soup kitchens in addition to breakfast and dinner that is served to shelter residents.

Day services including phone and voicemail access along with professional clothing, laundry services, computer access, substance abuse counseling, career counseling and regular encouragement and guidance assists in helping men find jobs, overcome obstacles, reconnect with families and find housing. Individuals in need of services, either shelter or day services, must have a photo ID. Additionally, potential clients must be sober and drug-free. Day services clients must declare homelessness in order to receive services.


PiN Ministry

503 15th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Ph: 757.962.3567    Fx: 757.961.4824

Whereas PiN (People in Need) is not a shelter they do offer services to those who are homeless.  Provides food, clothing, hygiene supplies, living necessities, medical care, dental care and shelter for individuals that are homeless in need. All help subject to volunteer and donation levels, but will help as possible.  PiN exists to provide food, clothing, shelter, and free medical care for people that are either homeless or extremely poor. The ultimate focus is to help the homeless of Hampton Roads transform their lives by meeting them where they are and sharing a God that loves them and wants a relationship with them.


Fuel Assistance Applications

Fuel Assistance Applications are now being accepted through November 13, 2015.  For those who received assistance last year or through cooling assistance should have already received their pre-printed application in the mail.  For those who have never received assistance can find the application through this link


Remember to enclose a current copy of your electric bill when submitting you application.  For first time applicants you must include a copy of your current electric bill and at least 2 months work the of paystubs.  If you should have additional questions, please contact your local social services agency. 

Planning for Funding for College

Prepare for College:  Ease the Burden - A free seminar for anyone with a future college student.  Seminar will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 8:30am-Noon in the Big Blue Room at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.  Keynote Speaker will be Mary G. Morris, CEO Virginia 529 College Savings Plan.  Participants must register for FREE at  Additional information can be viewed at

Community Resources

Summer Feeding Programs- 

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the USDA to provide up to two meals (breakfast & lunch) to children without charge.   

The following are Summer Feeding Sites:


Diggs Town Boys & Girls Club
6.22.15 – 8.28.15, 1401 Melon Street, 757.383.6928
o Breakfast 8:30 am
o Lunch 12:00 pm

First Baptist Church, Lambert’s Point
8.3.15– 8.7.15, 1268 West 38th Street, 757.489.7898
o Breakfast 7:30 am
o Lunch 11:45 am

Norview Boys & Girls Club at Christian Fellowship Church Ministries
6.22.15 – 8.28.15, 3401 Azalea Garden Road, 757.639.1308
o Lunch 11:30 am
o Afternoon Snack - 3:00 pm

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Hampton Roads
6.29.15 – 8.28.15, 1401 Ballentine Boulevard, 757.622.5762
o Breakfast - 9:00 am
o Lunch - 12:00 pm

Southside Boys & Girls Club
6.22.15 - 8.28.15, 701 Berkley Avenue Extension, 757.545.5963
o Breakfast - 8:30 am
o Lunch - 12:00 pm

Virginia Beach

Abundant Life /Apple Tree Christian Academy
6.22.15– 8.28.15, 6530 Indian River Road, 757.420.9149
o Breakfast 8:30 am
o Lunch 11:30 am 

Atlantis Community Center
6.29.15 – 8.28.15, 999 Atlantis Drive, 757.428.4593
o Breakfast 8:30 am
o Lunch 1:00 pm

Enoch Baptist Church
6.29.15 – 8.21.15, 5641 Herbert Moore Road, 757.552.0910
o Breakfast 7:00 am
o Lunch 11:30 am

Friendship Village
6.29.15 – 8.28.15, 1252 Carver Avenue, 757.428.9325
o Lunch 1:00 pm
o Afternoon Snack 4:00 pm

New St. John AME Church
6.22.15 - 8.16.15, 5501 Rock Creek Lane, 757.499.7936
o Breakfast 8:00 am
o Lunch 12:00 pm

Seatack Rec Center
6.22.15 – 8.28.15, 141 S. Birdneck Road, 757.437.4858
o Lunch 1:00 pm
o Afternoon Snack 4:00 pm 


Ansell Gardens
6.29-15 - 8.21.15, 301 Ansell Avenue, Apt. A, 757.673.7513
o Afternoon Snack 3:30 pm

Cross Creek
6.29.15– 8.21.15, 2529 Bird Lane, Apt. B, 757.487.8898
o Afternoon Snack 4:00 pm


Suffolk Boys & Girls Club at JFK Middle School
6.22.15 – 8.21.15, 2324 East Washington Street, 757.652.4017
o Breakfast 8:30 am
o Lunch 12:30 pm

Mobile Food Pantry July 2015

Virginia Beach


Church of the Holy Apostles (7.13.15)

1593 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Hours: 9:30 am - 11:00 am


St. Lukes UMC (7.21.15)

3396 Stoneshore Road Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Hours: 9:30 am - 11:00 am




Lake Ahoy Shoppes (7.2.15)

3940 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321

Hours: 9:30 am - 11:00 am



Cradock Presbyterian (7.11.15)

39 Afton Parkway Portsmouth, VA 23702

Hours: 9:30 am - 11:00 am


Parkview Elementary (7.27.15)

260 Elm Avenue Portsmouth, VA 23704

Hours: 3:00pm - 5:00 pm


Miracle of Faith Baptist Church (7.24.15)

30 Claremont Drive Portsmouth, VA 23702

Hours: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Free flu vaccines

Bon Secours:

Free drive-through flu shots will be offered to adults and children from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 17 while supplies last:

Norfolk: Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, 150 Kingsley Lane, in the parking lot near the intersection of Kingsley Lane and Newport Avenue.

Newport News: Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, 2 Bernardine Drive, in the parking lot at the end of Bernardine Drive.

Portsmouth: Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, 3636 High St. in the parking lot near the intersection of Willett Drive and West Road.

Suffolk: Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View, 5818 Harbour View Blvd., in the main parking lot.


Information provided by the Virginian-Pilot -October 8, 2015 circulated via The Planning Council