‘Project Homeless Connect’ event to help those in need prevent, end homelessness in Virginia Beach

Posted at 11:39 AM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 17:32:14-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Families and individuals experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis will be able to access a variety of supportive services and resources during Project Homeless Connect.

The event will be held on Thursday, January 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center, 104 N. Witchduck Road.

The event will feature one-stop access to services and resources designed to assist families and individuals in moving closer to preventing or ending their homelessness.

These include housing resources, social services, legal resources, veterans’ services, and other related resources. Participants may also receive donated services from local businesses and organizations, such as health and dental screenings and haircuts.

Project Homeless Connect is sponsored by Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation and BEACH, or “Bringing an End to all City Homelessness,” a community partnership between city, nonprofit and faith-based organizations.

Resources and agencies will include:

  • Virginia Beach Dept. of Human Services: Behavioral Health Services, Child Care Services, Child Welfare Services, Employment Services, Financial Assistance Services, Programs of Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
  • PIN Ministry: Job training program, recovery group, medical resources
  • Virginia Career Works
  • Old Dominion University–School of Dental Hygience: Oral screening, fluoride varnish application
  • Rudy & Kelly: Haircuts
  • Samaritan House
  • Seton Youth Shelters
  • Stand Up for Kids
  • Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services
  • Virginia Veteran and Family Support
  • Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation (VBCDC): Supportive Services for Veteran Families
  • Southeastern Virginia Health Services: flu shots, appointment scheduling, general information
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Virginia Beach Public Libraries​
  • Hampton Roads Transit
  • Social Security Administration
  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools: Project HOPE
  • Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia: legal assistance
  • LGBT Life Center: HIV & STD screenings, general information
  • Faith In Action Office: food pantry and clothing closet information
  • PATH

For more information about Project Homeless Connect, please call (757)-385-5167 or visit this link.