Hampton Roads Community Action Program is a 501c3 Community Action Agency that has served the low-income residents of Newport News and Hampton, Virginia for over 50 years. The agency operates over 20 programs designed to fulfill our mission “to plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs that foster self-sufficiency through educational, social and economic development.”
The C. Waldo Scott Center for H.O.P.E. provides multi-discipline programs and services to community youth and adults addressing education, life skills, health, and employment.
Hampton Roads Urban Agriculture is committed to reducing food insecurity within the Hampton Roads area, through urban farming, programming, and by creating a sustainable food system.
Providing miles of smiles by helping to alleviate poverty, hunger and insufficiencies through hope, love and giving of human resources, providing human services and empowerment workshops in life skills to revitalize and build strong families making a socioeconomic impact in our community. We provide free clothing, non-perishable food, personal hygiene and school supplies to those in need.
The mission of Faith Recovery is to rebuild lives that have been devastated by addiction, restore hope in families, and establish productive citizens back into the community.
The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has been a community leader in providing food assistance to residents experiencing hunger across the greater Peninsula. We acquire food through donations, purchasing, and government programs and collaborate with over 150 partner agencies to ensure that it reaches those who are in need. We also operate our own programs that aim to alleviate food insecurity in children, individuals, families, seniors, and veterans. We proudly serve the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York. The Foodbank also represents an important component of the community’s emergency response following a weather disaster, economic downturn, or health pandemic. We focus on giving our neighbors the nutritious food they need to live a healthy lifestyle.
While we certainly provide support to our neighbors who are caught in a cycle of poverty and experience chronic food insecurity, we also offer assistance to people who are confronting temporary, short-term challenges, such as a job loss, medical emergency, or accident and need food to sustain them until they can regain stability. Hunger can impact a household without notice, and the face of hunger could be your neighbor. By working daily to provide comfort and hope in the form of healthy meals, we strive to ensure that every person or family has a plate at the table and can avoid making impossible choices between having food and addressing other basic needs. Hunger does not discriminate, and neither do we. The Foodbank is here to support anyone who needs help.
VersAbility Resources helps people with disabilities lead productive and fulfilling lives of their choosing as fully accepted members of society.
The mission of Do Gooders of Hampton Roads is to foster the spirit of doing good to others — to help each other and create an infectious spirit of spreading love throughout the community; encouraging community cohesiveness and pride, and positive outcomes and behaviors. We support neighborhood needs as best we can.
Youth Sailing Virginia’s mission is to teach high school and middle school age youth in Hampton Roads how to sail through safe, fun and educational programs, inspiring learning, personal growth and leadership that provide pathways for their future.
The mission of Families Overcoming Obstacles Together (F.O.O.T.) is to serve families and communities with quality services that promote wellness, aid recovery, and enhance mental health using a holistic approach.
ECHO Orphancare Partners serves vulnerable children and families by connecting caring communities through strategic partnerships with local child welfare, local churches, and the community.
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.
The Homes at Work Community, Inc. mission is to enrich, educate, and empower youth and their families to obtain affordable housing, successful careers, healthy lifestyles, and well-balanced relationships.
MEKOS is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe place for action sports and self expression for youth, young adults, and their families in the Hampton Roads Area. Skaters, scooters, and BMX riders will find a place to develop skills, but also learn to deal with life’s challenges as they connect with positive role models.
LINK of Hampton Roads links community resources to provide fast and affordable housing solutions to homeless individuals/families and veterans, as well as emergency services to men, women and children facing unmet basic needs, housing crises or other emergency situations.
Our mission is to deliver quality counseling programs and support services that empower individuals and families to improve their lives.
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.
Our mission is to nurture young children by providing affordable, quality preschool programs that develop the “whole child” and foster school readiness.
Since the 1960s Hampton Baptist Church has worked to alleviate hunger in downtown Hampton. In 2015 we changed the name to SAME (So All May Eat) to better reflect our mission to create an interfaith community by addressing nutritional and physical needs with our neighbors who are homeless or living in poverty so we might together experience the fullness of God’s love and grace.
HELP’s mission is to provide dignifying, empowering, and faith-based safety-net shelter, healthcare, and support to our community’s most vulnerable people. We accomplish this through thermal shelter programs, the HELP Charitable Medical & Dental Clinics, Day Support Center, and other support programs.
An Achievable Dream develops independent, productive citizens through a Social, Academic, and Moral Education.