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.
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:
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.
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.
Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities through advocacy and resources. They provide a location in Hampton that is utilized by organizations to provide housing, day support, employment opportunities, therapy, and recreational activities.
The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has been a community leader in providing food to residents across the Greater Peninsula. In the past 30 years, we have provided the equivalent of over 127 million meals to those in need.
Our mission is to nurture young children by providing affordable, quality preschool programs that develop the “whole child” and foster school readiness.
Live Love Paint Foundation is a 501c3 organization that creates youth art enrichment experiences and increases access to art in community and school settings in Hampton and Newport News VA.
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 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.
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.
Peninsula Catholic High School delivers an engaging college preparatory program to students in grades 8-12, utilizing a variety of innovative instructional strategies. Implementing online educational platforms and conferencing cameras, we bring our virtual students into each classroom to learn alongside their in-person peers. Google certified instructors are prepared to engage students in a collaborative learning environment, whether on campus or virtually. Additionally, students are empowered to embrace leadership opportunities as they develop the necessary life skills to be successful as they transition to adulthood.
An Achievable Dream develops independent, productive citizens through a Social, Academic, and Moral Education.
ECHO Orphancare Partners serves vulnerable children and families by connecting caring communities through strategic partnerships with local child welfare, local churches, and the community.
The mission of I AM Enough retreat is to provide education, workshops, shelters, and other resources to victims and survivors of physical, mental, and sexual abuse.
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 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.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.