Emergency Resources

Our Agency does not provide emergency assistance for shelter, food, prescriptions, clothing, or utilities. We have created this page to connect people with resources available in our community.


Download a copy of our Community Services Directory

Emergency Shelter


All emergency homeless coordination and intake is completed through a centralized hotline in the Tidewater area. If you are homeless, a victim of domestic violence, or have received a final eviction notice contact:

The 2 shelters in our area that are not served by the hotline are:

PORT Winter Shelter, 757-595-1953
November - March (call for location)

Peninsula Rescue Mission, 757-380-6909
(shelter, food, and clothing for males)
3700 Huntington Avenue, Newport News

Rental Assistance


Office of Human Affairs, 757-244-6121
2708 Chestnut Avenue, Newport News, VA
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm (call for an appointment)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 757-596-1727
100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 12pm - 2pm
Tuesday and Friday, 9am - 11am

The Salvation Army - Peninsula, 757-838-4875
1033 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA
Monday - Thursday 9am - 11:30am and 1pm - 3:30pm
Friday 9am - 11:30am

LINK of Hampton Roads, 757-246-0066
Homeless Intervention Program
1043 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA

Food Assistance


United Way First Call, 757-594-4636
24 hours a day
Web site

Food Bank of the Peninsula, 757-596-7188
9912 Hosier Street, Newport News

Campostella Heights, 757-545-5720
1006 Oakwood Street, Newport News

Prescription Assistance


United Way First Call, 757-594-4636
24 hours a day
Web site

Clothing Assistance


United Way First Call, 757-594-4636
24 hours a day
Web site

Free Clothes for Kids in Need


LINK of Hampton Roads, 757-595-1953
10413 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA
10 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday
Bring a Photo ID

United Methodist Church, 757-428-7727
212 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Every 3rd Monday of the Month

Union Mission Ministries, 757-627-8686
5100 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA
10 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday

Children's Clothes Closet, 757-244-6121
2708 Chestnut Ave., Newport News, VA
9 am on Thursdays
Bring child's birth certificate and Social Security Card

Download a Flyer with all the addresses in pdf format.

Utility Cut-Off


If you receive a cut-off notice for your electricity, gas, water, or sanitation and need financial assistance to prevent termination or to restore services, the organizations below may be able to help.

United Way First Call, 757-594-4636
24 hours a day
Web site

The Salvation Army - Peninsula, 757-838-4875
1033 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA
Monday - Thursday 9am - 11:30am and 1pm - 3:30pm
Friday 9am - 11:30am

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 757-599-3950
100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 12pm - 2pm
Tuesday and Friday, 9am - 11am

Legal Assistance


Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, 757-275-0080
30 W. Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669
(civil, consumer, housing, and bankruptcy representation)
Web site

Department of Consumer Affairs, 800-552-9963
(Landlord and tenant issues)