Homeless Support Services

Many local organizations provide additional homeless support services, such as food, clothing, and other assistance. Click on the headings below to view community resources for each category. Hours and services listed may be subject to change or modified due to COVID-19. Please contact organizations directly to confirm or for more information.

Virginia Relay TTY service for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, dial 7-1-1.

Community Resource Categories

Virginia Beach Homeless Services *

Walk-ins for triage, assessment, homelessness prevention, and referrals: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. - Noon; Closed to walk-in screenings on Wednesday for staff training and case management.
Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center, 104 N. Witchduck Road | (757) 385-5167

Regional Housing Crisis Hotline*

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach residents: (757) 227-5932
  • Non-Virginia Beach residents: (757) 587-4202

* Available shelter, housing and resources are prioritized for the most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis in Virginia Beach.

Union Mission (Norfolk)

  • Men’s Shelter: (757) 627-8686, ext. 200
  • Women’s Shelter (single): (757) 627-8686, ext. 331
  • Women’s Shelter (with children): (757) 627-8686, ext. 335

Affordable Rental Housing Resources

  • List of Food Pantries Open for Virginia Beach ResidentsScroll down to view the BEACH Faith in Action Office's monthly list of food pantries, clothing and financial resources.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • The Gathering at Scott Memorial United Methodist Church (UMC)
    • Fresh food pantry (no ID required): Wednesday, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
    • 409 First Colonial Road | (757) 428-3720
  • Judeo-Christian Outreach Center (JCOC)
    • Community dinner: JCOC’s Dining Hall is closed to prepare for a campus rebuild. Locations and hours are as follows:
      • Monday-Friday, 5-6 p.m. (to-go only): Mount Olive Baptist Church, 310 N. Birdneck Road (JCOC will be on the left side)
      • Saturday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (to-go only): First Lynnhaven Baptist Church, 2744 Robert Jackson Drive (in the building on the left)
      • JCOC community dinner will no longer be served on Sunday (PiN Ministry serves dinner on Sundays, 12:30-2:30 p.m., at Mount Olive Baptist Church).
    • Food pantry: Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon (by appointment only), First Lynnhaven Baptist Church, 2744 Robert Jackson Drive (in the building on the left.). To schedule your food pantry appointment, call JCOC at (757) 491-2846, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-5 p.m. Arrive at the church during your scheduled food pantry appointment time. If you arrive early, you will be asked to return at your scheduled time. For 10 a.m. appointments, please do not arrive at the church earlier than 9:45 a.m. Pantry guests will wait in line outside the building in order of arrival. One at a time, guests will enter the building to check in. A volunteer will follow you outside with a cart of pre-packed food. They will assist you with loading your vehicle or personal bags if needed. Guests may not go through the food prior to loading. Guests may refuse unopened bags of food if they are not able to take it all.
  • PiN Ministry
    • Sunday dinner: 12:30 - 2 p.m.
    • Mount Olive Baptist Church, 310 N. Birdneck Road
    • Meal: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m. and Saturday, Noon - 3 p.m.
    • 1164 Millers Lane, Suite A | (757) 962-3567
  • Potter's House
    • Bag lunch, beverages, food pantry: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
    • 1709 Pacific Ave. | (757) 428-7727
  • StandUp for Kids, Hampton Roads
    • Food is available for youth up to age 24 (drop-in center): Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7 - 9 p.m.
    • At Potter's House, 1709 Pacific Ave. | (757) 818-4901
  • Star of the Sea Social Outreach
    • Bag lunch/pre-packed grocery: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
    • Pacific Ave. and 15th St. | (757) 428-1244

The Gathering at Scott Memorial United Methodist Church (UMC)

  • Open the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. All clothing and items are free.
  • 409 First Colonial Road | (757) 428-3720

Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center (HRC) - Day Services

  • Laundry, showers, housing support, and one meal for unsheltered adults (ages 18 and older): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 - 11:30 a.m.
  • 104 N. Witchduck Road | (757) 385-5160

PiN Ministry

  • Showers, clothing, and laundry: Monday - Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.; Saturday, Noon - 3 p.m.
  • 1164 Millers Lane, Suite A | (757) 962-3567

Potter’s House

  • Financial, ID and birth certificate assistance (Virginia Beach residents only); bike shop (with employment verification): Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Hygiene items: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • 1709 Pacific Ave. | (757) 428-7727

StandUp for Kids, Hampton Roads

  • Serves youth up to age 24
  • Storage available: Clothing, shoes, hygiene products, etc.; mentoring and case management
  • Drop-in Center: Potters House, Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 1709 Pacific Ave. Dinner served Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7-8 p.m.
  • LGBTQ+ Youth meetings (ages 12-18): 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9 p.m. at 4901 Oceanfront Area Library, 700 Virginia Beach Blvd.  |  (757) 385-0150

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Resources

Virginia Beach Human Services

  • Food stamps, mainstream benefits, and other financial assistance programs
  • Housing Resource Center, 104 N. Witchduck Road | (757) 385-0952
  • Main Office: 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd. | (757) 437-3200

Potter’s House

  • Virginia Beach residents - financial. Services are being delivered outside until further notice.
  • 1709 Pacific Ave. | (757) 428-7727

Star of the Sea Social Outreach

  • Electricity assistance (Virginia Beach residents only; must call and leave voice message)
  • Pacific Ave. and 15th St. | (757) 428-1244

Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center (HRC) - Health Center

  • Primary health care services for adults and children, including acute/urgent care, chronic care, school physicals, sports physicals, general physicals, health screenings, women/men’s health screenings, pediatric care
  • By appointment only, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m.- 4 pm; walk-ins welcome
  • 104 N. Witchduck Road | (757) 385-2437

PiN Ministry

  • Preventative medical: Sunday and Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m. (walk-ins); Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (by appointment)
  • 1164 Millers Lane, Suite A | (757) 962-3567

Allied Forces Temporary Services

  • Temporary employment
  • 6056 Virginia Beach Blvd. | (757) 466-7889

People Ready - Norfolk Branch

  • Temporary employment
  • 1018 Clarence St., Norfolk | (757) 461-7733

Step Up, Inc.

  • Life skills and employment assistance for ex-offenders
  • 5900 East Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 102, Norfolk | (757) 588-3151

Virginia Employment Commission (Virginia Career Works)

  • 861 Glenrock Road, Suite 100, Norfolk | (757) 629-4702

Suicide Hotline

  • (757) 627-LIFE (5433)

Virginia Beach Human Services

  • Emergency Services (24-hr. access): (757) 385-0888
  • Regional Crisis Center (24-hr. access): 988 or (757) 656-7755
  • Behavioral Health Warmline: (757) 385-0978 | Prevention Services Resource Guide
  • Information/Intake/Pre-registration: (757) 385-0511
  • Magic Hollow (Case Management): (757) 385-8222
  • PATH Outreach: (757) 636-3160

National Counseling Group - Norfolk/Virginia Beach

  • (757) 467-8184

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Coastal Virginia

  • Provides free support groups (online and in-person), classes and educational programs, advocacy, and resources for individuals and families living with mental illness
  • 291 Independence Blvd.   |  (757) 499-2041 (Helpline is available Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.)

Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center

  • 24/7: (757) 496-6000

Virginia Beach Human Services

Salvation Army Alcohol Rehabilitation Center

  • (757) 499-0032

The Jones & Cabacoy Veterans Care Center (JCVCC)

  • Accepting applications for Long Term Veteran Residents
  • 2641 Nimmo Parkway  |  (757) 263-3100

Veteran’s Homeless Helpline

Vetshouse, Inc.

  • Transitional housing for veterans
  • (757) 724-8614

Virginia Beach Vet Center

  • 324 Southport Circle, Suite 102
  • (757) 248-3665 | 24/7: 1-877-927-8387

Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation (VBCDC)

  • 2400 Potters Road
  • (757) 463-9516

Warrior Bridge Veteran Employment Services

  • (757) 402-3026

Seton Youth Services

  • Emergency shelter for youth and Safe Place
  • 101 N. Lynnhaven Road, Suite 101 | (757) 306-1840

National Runaway Switchboard

  • 800-786-2929

StandUp for Kids, Hampton Roads

  • Serves youth up to age 24
  • Storage available: Clothing, shoes, hygiene products, etc.; mentoring and case management
  • Drop-in Center, Potters House, Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 1709 Pacific Ave. Dinner Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 7-8 pm
  • LGBTQ+ Youth meetings (ages 12-18): 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9 p.m. at 4901 Oceanfront Area Library, 700 Virginia Beach Blvd., (757) 385-0150

Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center (HRC)

  • 104 N. Witchduck Road | Main: (757) 385-5167

Police Dispatch (Non-Emergency)

  • (757) 385-5000

Virginia Beach Human Services

  • Housing Resource Center, 104 N. Witchduck Road | (757) 385-0952
  • Main Office: 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd. | (757) 437-3200

2-1-1 Virginia

  • Local resources available: Dial 2-1-1

Resources757

  • Directory of resources (housing, food, individual and family support, health care, GED and education) for residents of greater Hampton Roads

Office for Aging Services

  • 1-800-552-3402

Legal Aid

  • (757) 627-5423

Social Security Administration

  • 2875 Sabre St. | 888-377-5237 | Toll free: 800-772-1213

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Offices

  • 800-375-5283

Resources

Get Help Pocket Pal

The Pocket Pal provides a list and schedule of various community resources in Virginia Beach and throughout Hampton Roads (PDF document; 8.5" x 11"). A Spanish version is available here .

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