Services Offered During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Our nonprofits are continuing to serve our communities. They are adapting to meet the needs of their stakeholders, as they have always done, and we want to shine a light on their valuable work and tireless commitment. Click here to learn more.

Below are SERVICES currently being provided by local nonprofits to help people in need in our communities! We will continue to update. For ways you can help our nonprofits remotely and/or via appropriate social distancing while they continue to serve people in need, click here for an updated list of NEEDS. (For a list of COVID-19 RESOURCES, click here.)


If you reside in Hampton, Newport News, or Lower York County and need help with food, shelter, rent, utilities or other basic needs, call FirstCall,  757-594-4636 for assistance. Anyone in need who  can call First Call at any time.  Some of the information and referrals provided may be limited to certain days, hours, and locations.

If you need reside in Williamsburg, James City County, or upper York County, and need help, please call the United Way Community Resource Center (CRC) at 757-229-2222. The CRC provides direct assistance and referrals to other organizations and agencies for those needing assistance with basic needs.


FREE Drive Through or Walk-up Coronavirus TestingJune 27 July 2, and July 11 – No Appointment Necessary. Click here for details.

Food Delivery to Homebound Community Members – In partnership with local nonprofits, Williamsburg Faith in Action is organizing food pantry pick up and delivery to any homebound community member in the Williamsburg area. For more information or to schedule a pick up and delivery, call 757-258-5890.

Greater Williamsburg Basic Needs Map COVID Community Response – This map of resources is designed to help anyone in the community with resources during the COVID-19 crisis. You can find out how to contact your local social services, where to get food, and how to reach a medical clinic that does not require insurance. This map is updated as often as possible.

The Williamsburg Farmers Market has moved the market to online ordering with free delivery for Williamsburg/James City County and pick up for people outside of that area. To shop, click here.

Lackey Clinic – open and accepting new patients. To learn more about all services currently being offered, click here.

Grove Christian Outreach Center will be providing pantry service Tuesdays from 1pm-6pm and Fridays from 9am-1pm.

Salvation Army of Greater Williamsburg – Open to providing food Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.  Still open to requests for financial assistance.

Williamsburg House of Mercy – has been distributing community donations of groceries, meals, diapers, feminine hygiene products via drive-thru distribution. The drive-thru is open M-F, 10-2. Donations are accepted M-F, 9-4. Over the weekend, donations can be dropped off at Saint Bede on Ironbound Rd. Community Kitchen is a meal-to-go from 12-1, M-F. Meals are distributed from the rear door.Harbor is still operating in limited capacity. Pastries, coffee, juice, and water are available to the handful of guests experiencing homelessness who show up each morning. Tables and chairs are set-up outside under tents. Guests may come inside one at a time to use the restroom. The Mercy Housing team continues to do case management for shelter, diversion, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. Housing Navigation continues but we are asking clients to be much more proactive in locating housing in their free time as our staff is multi-tasking! The people who have a need to use the computer for job applications are coming in one by one so we can clean between people. However, we are not allowing folks to come in to surf the internet. Phone charging stations are also available.



Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula are providing grab-and-go dinners to area youth at eight of our Hampton and Newport News Clubs. Click here for flyer.

Bacon Street – Journey Home Project Day Center – Bacon Street is prepared to help you and your loved ones. To keep everyone safe and help control the spread of COVID-19, we have made a few changes. By appointment, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Families in need of showers, laundry, and a hot meal can call Gwinn Dennis, day center manager, at (757) 612-8317. 329 Buckroe Avenue, Hampton use the 109, 115 and 120 buses. To learn more, click here.

Salvation Army VA Peninsula – Pantry open M-Th thru First Call referrals. 757-594-4636. Serving meals daily in Downtown Hampton and Downtown Newport News.

Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings & Provisions, Inc. (H.E.L.P.) –  Day Center will be providing the following services:
Showers–Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM
Lunches–Tuesdays and Fridays 12-1
Our Food Pantry is delivering food to those in need for Hampton households. Folks can sign up on our website, or by going directly to this link. We are providing laundry services by giving those folks who need it a laundry card for Soaps N Suds and a small container of detergent. 

Newport News

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula are providing grab-and-go dinners to area youth at eight of our Hampton and Newport News Clubs. Click here for flyer.

THRIVE Peninsula – food pantry is remaining open Monday – Thursday 12pm – 5pm and has expanded hours to Fridays, 10am – 2pm during the outbreak. THRIVE has fresh produce, frozen meats, and shelf-stable goods. They will provide about a week’s worth of groceries for each member of the household. There are no income restrictions. Call First Call for a referral every 30-days: 757-594-4636 x2 and you can request to come to THRIVE or a pantry close to you.  THRIVE is taking safety precautions so that our food service is “no contact”. Learn more at:

Salvation Army VA Peninsula – Pantry open M-Th thru First Call referrals. 757-594-4636. Serving meals daily in Downtown Hampton and Downtown Newport News.

LINK of Hampton Roads – providing food thru First Call referrals, 757-594-4636, modified delivery to allow no-contact. Food Pantry distribution M-F 9am-12pm.

The Child Nutrition Services Department is providing meals-to-go for any student in need. The meals-to-go include a lunch and a breakfast snack for the next day and are available for pick up at 21 locations throughout the city each weekday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Visit the NNPS website for a complete list of the meals-to-go locations.

The City of Newport News Recovery Operations Center – 520 Atkinson Way is open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Citizens may bring bagged household trash, recyclable items, electronics, yard debris, and white goods (i.e., old appliances, refrigerators, washing machines). Compost and mulch will not be available for purchase, and household hazardous waste will not be accepted at this time.


Multiple agencies providing food and financial assistance – click here.

Salvation Army VA Peninsula –  Center closed to public, will deliver food.


Child Care Centers – open and accepting children of essential personnel across the Peninsula. Click here for current list.

Patient Advocate Foundation – Assistance for Patients & Families Impacted by COVID-19- click here

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula is providing virtual programming for youth that focus on our five core program areas (Education, Leadership & Service, Health & Wellness, The Arts, and Sports & Recreation). This programming takes place Monday – Friday on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Child Care for Essential Personnel – There are a large number of child care centers currently open and ready to enroll children of these essential personnel. Child Care Aware of Virginia has the most up-to-date information about the child care options in the region. Essential employees in need of child care can call 1-866-KIDS TLC (1-866-543-7852) for assistance.

Bacon Street – Our licensed therapists can offer counseling sessions using video (telehealth visits). We are able to schedule new clients who live in Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Poquoson, Newport News, Hampton & Gloucester and Mathews Counties. They are also offering Mindfulness for Kids –  a school-based mindfulness program moved online! Join our own in-house mindfulness expert Ariel as he helps you learn to focus and manage stress! To learn more about all of these services, click here.

Peninsula Agency on Aging – providing food to participants via Meals on Wheels delivery.

Smart Beginnings VA Peninsula – Continuing prenatal screenings. For information on available child care, parents can reach out to Child Care Aware of Virginia and SBVP can recommend Centers and Family Day Homes by calling our main line 757-240-2731 and pressing ‘1’.

YMCA of Virginia Peninsulas is offering emergency child care for essential health care staff. Child care is available for children 5 to 12 years old from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm weekdays. Capacity for each site is 25 children.  Learn more HERE.

Alternatives can provide resources and videos for mindfulness and managing stress and anxiety during this time. They also have resources for children and families to support learning from home. In addition, they have books for families (mainly elementary) to encourage reading at home which they are happy to distribute. They are partnering with Carrington Institute to provide Mindfulness techniques to parents online. Please email Ragen Johnson to access these resources.

The Carrington Institute for Teaching & Learning is offering a FREE live ONLINE session to provide tips, schedule templates, and guidance to parents and teachers for those of you who are educating your children at home until the COVID pandemic has passed. To access session & additional resources, please email Erica.

The DeGood Foundation – free books for children! The Imagination Library literacy program is still mailing books to children at home! To sign up, click here.

Our nonprofits are continuing to serve our communities.
They are adapting to meet the needs of their stakeholders, as they have always done. Help us raise awareness for our nonprofits that are #AlwaysServing! Click here to learn more.