Advocacy

NetworkPeninsula / Advocacy

Browse our directory of Nonprofit Members serving the Peninsula, including Newport News, Hampton, City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Gloucester, Mathews, and Poquoson. To conduct a search, you can enter a keyword such as "housing" or "education" in the Search bar, enter the city or zip code in the Location field, and/or select a program category from the dropdown menu. Note: Many of our nonprofit members serve multiple locations on the Peninsula. To filter your search results by specific location(s) served, select the checkbox next to each.

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749A Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Newport News, VA, USA

NetworkPeninsula builds stronger communities by empowering local nonprofits with tools needed to fulfill their missions effectively, and by connecting citizens and businesses to the nonprofits serving their community. We are a trusted leader providing education, connections, advocacy, and authentic collaboration opportunities to help our nonprofits remain sustainable, able to continue the valuable work they do.


Our Mission & Vision
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NetworkPeninsula’s mission is to raise awareness of the needs on the Peninsula, encourage involvement from the community at large, and strengthen the nonprofits working to meet these needsOur vision is a strong nonprofit sector supported by an engaged public who recognize the value of nonprofits and come alongside them to positively impact the health and wellbeing of our communities.


Supporting the Local Nonprofit Sector Since 2007
 – Founded as NetworkWilliamsburg in 2007, the organization changed its name in 2014 to reflect our growth. Today, NetworkPeninsula serves the nonprofit sector on the Virginia Peninsula, including greater Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Gloucester, Mathews, and Poquoson. NetworkPeninsula is a 501c3 nonprofit organization

Newport News, Hampton, City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson, Gloucester, Mathews
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The Mission of the Social Butterflies Foundation is to provide direct assistance, education, support services, advocacy, and encouragement to empower and uplift those living with lupus and fibromyalgia in an effort to help them, and their families, face the challenges of these debilitating illnesses.

Newport News, Hampton, City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson, Gloucester, Mathews
900 Commonwealth Place suite 200 341, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, USA

Human Trafficking Justice & Freedom International dba Just Free International, seeks justice and freedom, through legal advocacy and education, for those who have been afflicted and abused by human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. To this end we provide free legal service to survivors of human trafficking.

Newport News, Hampton, City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson, Gloucester, Mathews
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PO Box 6104 Newport News VA 23606,USA

Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) is a 501(c)(3) global non-profit with a mission of helping to restore hope and dignity to survivors of sexual assault while empowering students and communities to combat sexual violence. The number “2” in our name represents the fact that at the time we were founded, someone was sexually assaulted every two minutes in the United States. Today, this statistic has decreased to every 68 seconds.

Newport News, Hampton, City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson, Gloucester, Mathews
303 Butler Farm Road, Suite 106A, Hampton, Virginia 23666

Insight Enterprises and the Peninsula Center for Independent Living serves the population of disabled persons in Hampton and strives to provide them with independent living skills and services to help with every day life. Services include: housing, counseling, advocacy, skill training, transition, and more.

Hampton
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1705 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA, USA

Freekind (formerly known as Virginia Beach Justice Initiative) is a local faith based non-profit on a mission to prevent human trafficking and support those who have been exploited on their journey to freedom.  We seek to restore the humanity that has been stolen by creating pathways to freedom, reigniting hope and helping survivors experience true belonging.  We are accomplishing our mission through awareness and training, prevention eduction, and survivor support.  We educate our community and provide industry specific training to community partners most likely to encounter victims such as law enforcement, legal and healthcare professionals, educators, social services and those in the hospitality industry.  We also engage our local school systems with the Prevention Project, a middle and high school curriculum that is survivor informed and designed to prevent another generation of victims.  Finally we build offramps to freedom for adult victims of human trafficking who have been incarcerated for crimes related to their victimization.  Our re-entry services give survivors renewed hope for a life of freedom from abuse and empower them to pursue their dreams.

Newport News, Hampton, City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson, Gloucester
11838 Rock Landing Drive, Suite 220, Newport News, VA, USA

Our Mission is to ADVOCATE, EMPOWER and EDUCATE all people to improve well-being, raise awareness, instill healing, hope, and belief, for better prevention and response to sexual violence.

Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson
PO Box 6268 Williamsburg, VA 23188

Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission (GWOM) is an inter-faith collective that serves as a voice of advocacy for the homeless in the Greater Williamsburg area.

PO Box 89, Williamsburg, VA, USA

NAMI Williamsburg is a support, education & advocacy organization for and by individuals with serious mental illnesses, their families and friends.

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421 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666, USA

Patient Advocate Foundation – A national 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity provides direct services to patients with chronic, life threatening and debilitating diseases to help access care and treatment recommended by their doctor.  In 2021, PAF celebrated 25 years of providing skilled needs navigation services supporting social and financial well-being for thousands of patients and families across the country.

PAF professionals directly intervene on behalf of more than tens of thousands of patients annually, enabling them to access prescribed healthcare services and medications, overcome insurance barriers, locate resources to support cost-of-living expenses while in treatment, evaluate and maintain health insurance coverage, and better manage, or reduce, the out-of-pocket medical debt associated with an illness. These activities reflect our core values: a passion for patients, kindness, accountability, and excellence, as reflected in patient case studies and testimony.

Our services include:  Case Management, Co-Pay Relief, Financial Aid Funds, Scholarships, Patient Education Resources, and Diagnosis Specific CareLines to include:

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11011 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA, USA

An ecumenical group of individuals formed this local affiliate in 1985. Since then, our affiliate has built and renovated over 210 houses in our local community!

Habitat for Humanity traditionally relies on the generosity of supporters, from individuals and civic groups to churches and corporations, to fund our activities.

A decent home provides families with the strength, stability, and independence they need to create a better life for themselves and their families.

Newport News, Hampton, City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson
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