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Bridging the GAP between needed resources and those in need​

Quick Reference Guide 

CPR-Call, Proceed, Reach Out

This quick reference guide has been designed In an effort to bless and be a blessing when you initially encounter or are someone in need of services .


STEP 1 : CALL THE HOTLINE

Call the housing crisis hotline 757-587–4202 and let them know your current situation to be connected with available resources and shelters that may be able to meet your needs. Be sure to express any medical conditions that make you more vulnerable to Covid complications for as long as were in the midst of the pandemic.


You may also call the United Way 

The Community Assistance Network includes diverse organizations providing various services to our neighbors in need. This network is supported by United Way's Advocacy and Referral Service.

If you are in need of assistance, call an advocate today to be connected to available resources in our community!

(757)-229-2222.


STEP 2: PROCEED TO THE NEAREST LOCATION

***City of Hampton***  

Day Center: Visit the HELP Day Center located at 329 Buckroe Avenue

Accessible by HRT routes 109 and 115. 


Winter Shelter (November-March): A Night’s Welcome Shelter will be at one site for the entirety of the season!

Beginning Wednesday Nov 17 at 6 PM

Central United Methodist Church

226 Lee Street in Hampton

***EFFECTIVE 1/15/22***

The location will be changing to Zion Baptist Church @ 125 W County Street, Hampton 23663

Guests can arrive to the shelter property no earlier than 5:30 PM. Check-in will begin at 6 PM.


***City of Newport News*** 

Day Center: Visit the Four Oaks homeless day service center located at 7501 Warwick Blvd. for an initial assessment, to access a shower a meal do laundry and get connected with other potential resources.


Winter Shelter (November-March): The PORT Shelter can be accessed via the link below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fLPjPjL-jyK8O2AXfcp6hO7C9_-muhRN/view?usp=sharing


STEP 3: REACH OUT TO EZER

Please call us at 757-317-0200 or click the SEEK HELP tab at the top of the page to reach an Ezer representative to navigate through where you are, where you would like to be, and if you might be a good fit for one of the programs we have available, We are always available as a point of reference for additional guidance and advocacy. 

Be sure to leave a voicemail or shoot us a text message if we don't answer so that we can get back to you ASAP.


If you or someone you know is in crisis after hours or over the weekend, please reach out to us to determine if we may be able to assist with short term EMERGENCY SERVICES!



For Food Pantry Resources please call:

FIRST CALL FOR HELP 594-4636

Or

THRIVE Peninsula 757-877-6211 option 1

Lines open at 10am, no voicemails please

S.A.M.E located at Hampton Baptist Church 40 Kingsway

serves hot lunch every Monday from 11:30am-12:30pm

and has both a clothing closet and a toiletry/hygiene program.

(757) 508-1772


The Ezer Initiative Food Pantry

Studio 6 located at 1616 Hardy Cash drive Hampton, VA

Saturdays-12pm-2:00pm


IF YOU NEED HELP WITH RENT OR UTILITY ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONTACT:

United Way's Community Assistance Network (CAN) 757-229-2222

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