Letter from the Director:
Thank you for visiting
our website. As you browse the site we hope you will enjoy the information made
available to you. This website describes some of our activities and services,
offers links to news and resources relating to homelessness. We would love to
hear from you and welcome questions about our program and/or suggestions of new
resources and issues that you would like us to highlight.
for the Homeless is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation governed by a
twenty-seven (27) member independent Board of Directors. Working with over fifty
three (53) houses of faith in Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk and students from
Virginia Wesleyan College, PVH provides nightly shelter for homeless persons
from mid November through May each year. During the 2010 – 2011 shelter season, PVH
provided shelter for 413 individuals with a total of 13,068 shelter-bed nights.
Volunteer hours donated totaled 16,351 hours.
In addition to sheltering, PVH operates a twelve
(12) month Drop In Service Center where clients can shower, do laundry, receive
their mail and telephone usage. Clients also meet with a case manager for
support in becoming self-sufficient, substance abuse and employment counseling.
While we enjoy a working relationship with many
faith based organizations, additional partnerships are needed to help us
continue our mission. Perhaps your house of faith or organization is looking to
find a way to support the unfortunate men and women who strive to work towards
Please consider the many ways you can help:
Special Collection (toiletries,
laundry detergent, socks, blankets, etc.)
Joining as a Host or Support
Volunteering/Mentoring at Shelters
Roxanne D. Flamer
It's going to be a great year.