United Way of the Virginia Peninsula works to improve lives on the Virginia Peninsula. By working across various sectors and forming unique partnerships, we can create new solutions to old problems. As the community’s backbone organizations, we are working to create pathways out of poverty.
The mission of the Newport News Green Foundation is to promote the creation and preservation of green space throughout the City of Newport News through advocacy, acquisition, and assistance to others in order to make Newport News a more visually attractive place to live, work, and play.
Menchville House is a year-round emergency family shelter that houses a maximum of 16 adults and 30 children at one time, with a focus on families in Newport News and Hampton.
The mission of Zeta Lambda Education Foundation is to ensure students excel in high school and go to college. This is done through the promotion and funding of education opportunities and initiatives such as the Megagenesis Program, mentoring programs, Project Alpha, Leadership Development Institute, as well as the awarding of scholarships to high school students on the Peninsula.
The Legacy of Hope Foundation builds communities through the legacy of hope and love. They provide families in need with clothing, food, resources, and mentorship.
Smart Beginnings serves the early childhood world by assisting all children in getting them healthy and ready for kindergarten so they have an opportunity to succeed in school and in life.
Since 1968, Peninsula READS has provided literacy skills for adults to function more effectively in their lives and communities. We provide tutoring for basic literacy and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).
Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center guides people toward wholeness and health through professional counseling in a faith context, and assists those who seek counseling but may lack insurance or the ability to pay.
Peninsula Agency on Aging supports the independence and quality of life for Peninsula residents aged 60 and over by advocating, arranging for, or providing vital human services.
Soundscapes is a nonprofit educational and intervention program that instills transformative life skills in underserved community children through intensive music study and frequent ensemble performances.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the VA Peninsula is to inspire & enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as responsible, productive & caring citizens.
The mission of the Hampton Roads International Montessori School is to nurture the development of each child to reach his fullest potential in a culturally diverse environment that is firmly grounded in the Montessori philosophy.
Care Net Peninsula’s non-profit medical pregnancy center exists to inform and empower women in unplanned pregnancies so they can understand all of their choices. All services are free of charge. They offer: Crisis Pregnancy Intervention through their confidential options counseling; Medical Services like pregnancy testing & pregnancy confirmation by ultrasound; Parent Equipping in educational programs and by providing material assistance; and Support & Healing through an abortion recovery Bible study.
Orphan Helpers is a multi-denominational Christian ministry dedicated to serving and ministering to spiritual, emotional, educational, and physical needs of orphaned, abused, and incarcerated children and youth in Central America.
Youth Volunteer Corps Hampton Roads engages youth, ages 11-18, in over 120 service projects each year. Volunteer projects are led by trained Team Leaders who make each service-learning project fun and rewarding.
The Center is a nonprofit rape crisis center providing free services to anyone who has experienced sexual violence. Services include: 24-hour crisis line, hospital/court companionship, individual counseling support groups, psycho educational groups, community awareness events, and professional training.
The YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas mission statement is in alignment with the national YMCA of the USA’s mission statement to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy, spirit, mind and body for all. Our Vision is to strengthen the foundations of community through our areas of focus: Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility.
Peninsula Catholic High School challenges young men and women to mature spiritually, intellectually, socially and morally by providing a disciplined and nurturing, college preparatory environment rooted in the Catholic tradition.
Hampton Roads Academy is an independent, college preparatory school for students in grades PreKindergarten through 12th grade. Our mission is to provide an inclusive community of service and compassion, preparing students to excel intellectually, artistically, physically, and morally in higher education and in life.
The Newport News Education Foundation is a diverse group of citizens who support Newport News Public Schools efforts to prepare students for their future. Members bring to the Foundation their expertise in business, education and industry, as well as skills in community and military leadership. The Newport News Education Foundation seeks to faciltate, advocate, communicate, and educate the public about the outstanding opportunities available to students through the school division, and to the Superintendent and staff on perceptions and areas in need of reward/repair.