Two Virginia Beach churches take action against homelessness

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jul 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-17 16:16:36-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – Congregants of Beach Fellowship Church and Wave Church have made substantial contributions to Virginia Beach’s plan to end homelessness. The city seeks to build a Housing Resource Center with day services for homeless people, temporary emergency shelter, and community services to prevent homelessness.

On Sunday, July 12, Beach Fellowship donated $130,000 to support the city’s initiative. Wave Church donated $50,000 the previous week.

The city plans to build the three-story Housing Resource Center at 104 North Witchduck Road. It will replace and expand upon the services given at the Lighthouse Center at the Oceanfront.

The new center will provide a 40-bed short-term shelter for families with children, 32 shelter beds for single adults, and 30 affordable efficiency apartments. Other services will include classrooms, a health clinic, and office space.

Construction will begin in Spring 2016. The center is scheduled to open in late 2017.

-Ryan DeLucie