H.O.P.E. Village is a residential housing program that offers a full spectrum of supportive services to homeless women and women with children. We provide stable housing while these families work on becoming self-sufficient. Since opening, H.O.P.E Village graduated over 175 households into permanent housing.
The residential style community features ten single family homes, a Center for Learning and one administration office. H.O.P.E Village proudly celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2019.
The focus of this transitional housing program is to provide a safe, supportive environment where residents can overcome trauma, begin to address the issues that led to homelessness or kept them homeless. We aim to help residents increase self-sufficiency, enhance basic life skills, and rebuild support networks.
Since 2009, H.O.P.E Village has served 246 women and 119 children. In 2020, 30 residents exited to permanent housing and we strive to maintain 100% employment for the women in the program.
How to be considered for the program:
Program participants are referred by our Southeastern Virginia Homeless Coalition (SVHC) partner agencies. H.O.P.E. Village cannot accept direct calls for entry into the program. Individuals in need of housing assistance should contact the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-587-4202. The Regional Crisis Hotline serves as the single point of contact for homeless families and individuals in Hampton Roads.
How to help:
Join Stairway of Hope to provide continuous funding for H.O.P.E. Village,
Share your knowledge and talent by conducting an on-site education class for the women,
Host a “housewarming” collection drive for women as they move to permanent housing,