"...But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!" At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."

Excerpt is adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley

Since the early 1980s, our community has been committed to ending homelessness in Virginia Beach through a tapestry of faith, city, and nonprofit organizations working together. BEACH Community Partnership is the thread that connects these entities.

BEACH, which stands for Bringing an End to All City Homelessness, is a voluntary association of all individuals and organizations who want to be a part of the community effort to end homelessness and is the heart of our unified coalition. Since its creation in 2009, the partnership has grown to include representation from more than 30 faith, local government, and nonprofit organizations, and various subcommittees that plan and implement projects in key focus areas