NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Hampton Roads Community Action Program has been serving people who are in need throughout Hampton Roads for over 50 years. Now, the program has come up with news ways to continue to serve in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
Directors of the community action program say they will now be offering and expanding services to individuals and families in the community with outdoor mobile showers for the homeless and free Wi-Fi services for people trying to apply to different job opportunities.
Volunteers also say they will help support parents who are now home-schooling their children during this pandemic.
The Workforce Development Director for the program, Steven Brown, says although the building that usually houses the services is closed due to the coronavirus – opportunities for the community are still open and available.
“We are providing portable showers, providing clothing for job interviews, food, and transportation. Whatever the homeless population needs during this time, we are providing and practicing social distancing,” said Brown, HRCAP.
Here’s a list of times and locations where the services will be offered:
Showers for the homeless will be offered at Four Oaks Day Service Center
7401 Warwick Blvd, Newport News
Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
WiFi Employment Services will be offered at the Lift and Connect EnVision Center
618 18th Street, Newport News
Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., by appointment only.