A Night’s Welcome
HELP maintains a very limited number of shelter beds year round for the Emergency Shelter program. Referrals are only accepted through the Housing Crisis Hotline (757-587-4202) and space is incredibly limited. This program provides a short-term subsidized shelter to help individuals get back on their feet and end the cycle of homelessness. It includes intensive case management to ensure clients are working toward self-sufficiency.
The HELP Food Pantry provides over 10,000 meals to Hampton residents annually. The Pantry is located at 1320 Lasalle Avenue in the Social Services Building. The goal of the pantry is to help clients bridge the gap between their application for SNAP benefits and actually receiving benefits.
Need to use the Food Pantry or Want to help? Find out more here.
HELP is thankful to receive support to assist clients with financial matters. In an effort to streamline assistance requests, all requests for Rent/Mortgage/Utility assistance should be directed to THRIVE Peninsula. Assistance is not guaranteed and is highly dependent on available funds, the number of requests, and staff assessment of need.
Extreme Heat Shelters
When the heat index rises above 105°, HELP works with local churches and the City of Hampton to open Extreme Heat Shelters. Those in need of a place to beat the heat, get some refreshments to rehydrate, or need to talk to someone about getting connected to services can come in to get what they need.
Find a Heat Shelter here.
Day Support Services
Need access to showers & laundry? Need somewhere to receive mail? Access the internet? HELP has you covered.
Volunteers and churches also provide a lunch and Bible study once a week on Fridays at 12 PM.
Need to access the Day Center? Find out more here.