Community Resources
 

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WOMEN’S HEALTH DAY

Saturday, June 18, 9:00-3:00 at PiN (1164 Millers Lane) Services provided: Well women’s exam, pap smear, mammogram, insurance assistance, hearing and vision check. First come, first serve. Call Veronica at PiN to sign up. 757-797-4702. Click here to see the flyer.

INFANT FORMULA RESOURCES

 

SCHOOL PHYSICALS & PEDIATRIC CLINICS

July 23, 9 am -4 pm and Aug 2, 2 pm -7 pm at ODU VB Higher Education Center (1881 University Blvd, VB). Free and open to the public. For information, call 757-683-4228. To see the flyer click here.

JUMP START

August 18th : This event helps ensure all students are ready for school. The school division’s Office of School Social Work Services partners with AidNow, and the community to host Jump Start, a back-to-school event for the division’s homeless students. Contact Damion Wilson at damion.wilson@vbschools.com or at 757-263-2300 for any questions.

CHKD PARENTING CLASSES

Classes on social and emotional needs of children, will start in June. For a description of the classes times and dates go to CHKD.org/classes.com. All classes are free. To see their summer classes flyer click here.

KINSHIP NAVIGATOR NEWSLETTER:

Are any of the people you serve, guardians of relative’s children? The Kinship Navigator provides information, education, and linkage to community services and resources to relatives raising relatives children. For more information, please contact Gloria A. Walker, Kinship Navigator, (757) 385-3636, gawalker@vgbov.com. The newsletter can be found here.

HEALTH PARTNERS PLANS

Health Partners Plans knows that many members need some help trying to find social services in their communities. Search for free or reduced-cost food, housing, transit, job training and more by clicking here.

VIRGINIA BEACH WATER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Virginia Beach Water Assistance Program helps lower income Virginia Beach residents with paying for water bills and plumbing repairs. To learn more about this program click here.

OPERATION SMOKE DETECTOR PROGRAM

This program is designed to provide and install smoke alarm(s) free of charge to Virginia Beach residents who own AND live in the requested home. Factors considered for providing this service are:
• Not having a working smoke alarm in the home
• Not being financially able to purchase alarm
• Having at last one child under the age of 18 Having anyone over 60 years of age living in the home
• Not being physically able to install an alarm on your own
To apply, call our hotline (757-471-5826) or submit a form online (www.vbgov.com/fire). To see their flyer click here.

HELP FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

The Virginia Veteran and Family Services (VVFS) connects Virginia’s veterans and their families to federal and state benefits, support, quality care, and recognition they have earned. Their mission is to provide resource referrals, care coordination, homeless services, peer services, justice involved services, and supportive services to Virginia’s Veterans, National Guard, Armed Forces Reserves, caregivers and family members. They will work with any Virginia Veteran, no matter the discharge status, in need of behavioral health support. The regional office can be reached at 757-224-5208×2208.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

NAMI Coastal Virginia has new classes forming. This wonderful group offers so much to the community, free and open to the public. Go to their website for more information and listing of opportunities at NAMICoastalVirginia.org.

SARAH MICHELL PETERSON FOUNDATION

This organization focuses on suicide prevention educational programs. Go to SarahMPetersonFoundation.org to find out more.

ADDICTION CENTER

This organization’s goal is to help individuals struggling with substance misuse by spreading awareness on the issues surrounding substance use disorders.  Click here to view their website. To learn more about the link between addiction and suicide, click here.

ALCOHOL HELP

This organization’s goal is to help individuals struggling with alcohol misuse by spreading awareness on the issues surrounding alcohol use disorders.  Click here to view their website.

BRIGHTVIEW HEALTH

Brightview Health has opened its new location in Virginia Beach (101 N Lynnhaven Rd #100). They specialize in comprehensive addiction treatment services. They will assist in getting Medicaid coverage. Click here to view their website.

CONNECT WITH A WISH

Connect With A Wish is a Virginia Beach based, 501c3 nonprofit that provides children in local foster care with resources and support to live well and grow. They work to enhance the lives of kids and young adults in Virginia Beach foster care, and beyond. Our aim is to partner with local foster care systems to provide opportunities, resources, and support that may otherwise be less available to children in foster care. They have various programs to address the everyday needs of children in local foster care. From youth groups to supplies and furniture, we strive to provide for children in local foster care to help them live and grow comfortably. We also host and arrange special, annual events for foster youth to celebrate, learn, socialize, and enjoy. Did you know that as kids age out of foster care, many are at risk of becoming homeless? Connect With a Wish is working on this issue too. Check them out at ConnectWithAWish.org.

HEALTHY FAMILIES

This a prevention home visiting program that works with families (starting prenatally up until the child turns 5) to build supports, resources, and positive parenting to stop the cycle of child abuse, neglect and adverse childhood experiences. Agencies/faith groups can connect with Amanda Caton: Amanda.Caton@vdh.virginia.org or 757-518-2662

HELP WITH INSULIN:

If anyone is struggling to pay for insulin and diabetes medication, American Diabetes Association has consolidated all resources so help can be found fast. Visit: insulinhelp.org

NORFOLK HOMELESS RESOURCES

Norfolk Homeless Resources can be found here.

CHESAPEAKE CARE CLINIC

Chesapeake Care Clinic is a nonprofit organization providing health care to low-income and underserved individuals in Hampton Roads. They offer medical visits, dental visits, medication and diabetic supplies, chronic disease management, flu shots, and specialty care. Contact Chesapeake Care Clinic to schedule an eligibility appointment at (757) 545-5700 ext. 5001.

GET-GIVE HELP:

This past fall, Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation launched the “Get & Give Help” awareness campaign to connect people to community resources and opportunities to get involved. A key part of the campaign is a new and enhanced BEACH Community Partnership website, www.BEACHCommunityPartnership.org, that can be used as a tool for referring your clients to needed resources and promoting ways the community can support your organizations. One of these tools is the recently updated Pocket Pal. You can get your new Pocket Pal here. The BEACH Community Partnership asks that when printing the Pocket Pals to hand out, please print on yellow paper, if possible.

Other categories of information found on the website include:

GET HELP

* Regional Housing Crisis Hotline
* Samaritan House Hotline (for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking)
* Links and contact information for accessing community resources (click on heading to expand): housing, food and meals, basic assistance, health services, employment services, mental health services, substance abuse, veteran, domestic violence, youth services, other housing crisis support
* Pocket Pal — can download/print
* Food Pantries, Clothing & Financial Resources (Pantry/Resource List from Faith in Action) – can download/print
* Resources 757 link

GIVE HELP

* Make a Donation, In-Kind Donations, Volunteer – Click on heading to see links to partner
* Coordinate a Fundraising & In-Kind Donation Drive
* Landlord Opportunities
* Community Toolkit (Pocket Pal, Get & Give Help flyers and cards) – can download/print
* Upcoming Events
* News & Announcements
* About BEACH: Mission, Members, Meetings, Join
* Homelessness in Virginia Beach: Homeless Service System, Solutions, Data, Facts and Myths

The partnership encourages you to check out the new website and share it with your staff and clients. If your organization has service updates, news or events you would like to post on the website, please contact Jasmin Ciesielski at jciesiel@vbgov.com for more information.

VISION CARE

VBCPS Project HOPE: Project HOPE students in need of vison care/ glasses and repair. Please respond if able to apply financial or medical assistance in terms of a voucher for eye exam, new eye glasses and/or eye glass repair.
You may contact Tondaleya Ingram at Project HOPE
(w) #757-263-2300
(c) #757-412-8711

RE-ENTRY COUNCIL

(City of VB Human Services): Starting a community project – Indigent Person Backpacks for recently released inmates who are homeless. They are collecting backpacks, tarps, hygiene items, pens, folders, pocket calendars, socks and resource handouts. For more information contact Brianna Pomeroy, pomeroy@vbdoc.virginia.gov

MY FRIEND’S CLOSET:

My Friend’s Closet is a central location for storing and distributing items students need (VBCPS). These items include food, clothing, hygiene items, household items and of course school supplies. Why My Friend’s Closet? If a child is asked where they got their cool new sneakers, they can confidently say, from my Friend’s Closet! The program has an amazon wish list that is shared with partners and the community…and really anyone! If you’d like to support the program, go to Amazon, log in and visit https://a.co/6twTc2Q to purchase items for students in need! To learn more about My Friend’s Closet or to acquire items for a student, contact Jen McGowan at jennifer.mcgowan@vbschools.com

MORTGAGE RELIEF PROGRAM

The Virginia Mortgage Relief Program (VMRP) has been launched to help people stay in their homes and help ease mortgage delinquencies, defaults, and foreclosures due to the pandemic. To apply or learn more about VMRP, visit VirginiaMortgageRelief.com or call 833-687-8677 (833- OUR-VMRP).

EMPLOYMENT

VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS: Nearly 3000 NEW Job Openings in Hampton Roads. If you are a Job Seeker, Student, or Transitioning Military Service Member take the first step by registering on the Virginia Workforce Connection website at the following link: https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx. Next, search the site for opportunities and apply.

EGGLESTON:
Collaborative Community Connections, a program serving South Hampton Roads, is dedicated to ensuring that vulnerable populations, specifically homeless individuals, and those at imminent risk of homelessness have the opportunity for viable employment. Many of these individuals have a disability or other barriers to employment. We work to develop relationships with local businesses to establish opportunities that recognize each individual’s situation and foster employment. We develop programs to benefit and increase the employable skills of each client and assist them in overcoming various barriers that may impede their employability. We are sensitive to each individuals needs and ensure that services are tailored to meet every unique issue and ultimately produce success. Furthermore, we connect with employers and other community agencies on a personal level to advocate and educate them on the plight of the homeless in the workforce. We act as a liaison to avoid issues and provide clients with items that necessary for success in the workplace. Mary Clark, Program Coordinator. Phone: 757-431-7819. Email: mclark@egglestonservices.org
 

MARCUS ALERT is a number to call when someone is in a mental health crisis.

Dial 988 from cell phones with 757 area code. If calling from another area code use the local number: 757-656-7755.

The Marcus Alert framework can be distilled down to four fundamental goals:

  • Limiting the involvement of law enforcement officers (to the safest extent possible for all parties)
  • Diverting individuals away from the criminal justice system and instead to resources and supports for treatment and recovery
  • Achieving positive outcomes for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Increasing awareness and understanding of available mental health resources in our community. Every community in Virginia will have this program by 2026.
Virginia Beach started using the Marcus Alert on December 1, 2021. It has a mobile response team (M-F 9:30 am – 10:30 pm). To find out more abut this program go to VBgov.com and search for “Marcus Alert”. There is a PowerPoint presentation that was presented to City Council that does a good job of explain it.
 

PIN MINISTRY:

Back to regular schedule. Open Monday – Thursday 11-4 and Saturday, 11-2 p.m.
 

SNAPET (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training)

A voluntary employment program providing supportive services such as: transportation assistance, job related expenses, training and more. It serves SNAP volunteers who are able-bodied adults without dependents or returning citizens. Contact Adult & Employment Services at 385-3201.

COVER VIRGINIA TRAININGS:

Take advantage of free trainings offered by Cover Virginia and partners. Free SignUpNow trainings and workshops include an overview of Medicaid and FAMIS programs, eligibility information and comprehensive application assistance trainings. Visit CoverVA to learn more.

RESOURCES757.ORG.

This database is very user friendly and helpful in finding various resources in the area. If you have questions, please call Nancy Will (757-567-4043) Or ForKids (757-622-6400)

LENA START

An evidence-based community program designed to engage families and help them learn how to increase conversation with their children during the first few years of life. Interactive talk — specifically back-and-forth conversation — has been proven to be a key factor in healthy early brain development. Yet most families don’t know how much they’re talking to or with their children. For more information, contact GrowSmart at 757-385-0144 or vbgrowsmart@vbgov.com

FAITH WORKS COALITION

Faith Works Coalition’s mission is to eliminate poor living conditions by providing health and safety repairs for elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Staffed by volunteers and supported by donations, FWC has completed over 1,000 projects and won many humanitarian awards. To volunteer or learn more about FWC, visit their website at faithworkscoaltion.org or their Facebook page.

VIRGINIA EASY ACCESS

Many people find locating information about available long-term services and supports a daunting task. The mission of Virginia Easy Access is to make this search easier. The Virginia Easy Access website connects older adults, adults with disabilities, veterans, and families to information about a wide range of public programs and supports in a way that is accessible and easy to navigate. Visit easyaccess.virginia.gov.

COMMONSHARE PHARMACY

Commonshare, located in Richmond, is a fully licensed nonprofit community pharmacy providing free or low cost prescription medications across Virginia. As a registered collection site for donated drugs, Commonshare may receive eligible unopened and unexpired donated drugs and redistribute to people struggling to afford medications. Learn more at commonsharerx.org.

CHRISTIAN RESOURCE CENTER

Located at 549 Newtown Rd. #105 (757-985-3451) christianresourcecenter757@gmail.com
Hours of Operation: M-F: 10:00am-06:00pm Saturday: 10:00am-02:00pm
Offers: free internet Access/WiFi Computer Access, FAX, Copies, Limited Printing, Student Development, Financial Literacy, Tutoring/Mentorship, Job Search (Resumes/Applications), GED and Educational Advancement Resources, Family Planning/Counseling, Notary.