The Salvation Army is at work in 125 countries worldwide, providing hope in many different languages and through many different programs. Where there is need, you’ll find The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army has been meeting the needs of the Hampton Roads area since 1905. During more than a century of service, The Salvation Army strives each day to reach those in need be them hungry, the homeless, at-risk or lost, The Salvation Army strives to help.
Thanks to generous community support, The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command is always available to serve those in need. The Army believes in treating each person who comes to us as an individual, not a statistic. And each person or family that The Army touches represents a miracle, whether it’s in the form of shelter, a hot meal, a listening ear or any of our other services.
We thank you, the contributors, the volunteers and the community for supporting us and encouraging us each year. Without your assistance, The Salvation Army would be unable to meet the growing needs in Hampton Roads. It is truly because of you that we are transforming hope into reality everyday.
Programs and Services
Among our greatest challenges is to continue to fund and develop relevant programs and services that address the emerging spiritual, social and economic needs of our community. This is what The Salvation Army strives to do 365 days of the year.
Made up of volunteer men and women, programs like League of Mercy make visits year-round to hospitals, convalescent and nursing homes and correctional institutions. They visit the lonely and home-bound, distributing personal articles, writing materials, magazines, refreshments, and Bibles. Special gifts are distributed to the institutions and homebound individuals during the Christmas and Easter seasons. Our programs bring seniors together for fellowship and faith sharing and offer day and evening meetings.
In the wake of a disaster, The Salvation Army responds immediately to provide services to those in need. Emergency Disaster Services are on call to provide services on-site, including food, shelter, and spiritual and personal counseling. Learn more about Emergency Disaster Services.
The Salvation Army provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for men at our HOPE Center for Men in Norfolk as well as emergency shelter for women and children at area hotels. Our staff assists individuals with day services including clothing vouchers, lockers, laundry services, voice-mail and telephone services and more while participants look for employment, seek transitional or permanent housing opportunities, learn to save money and acquire the skills necessary to live independently.
Homeless Women & Children
HOPE Village, The Salvation Army’s transitional housing program for homeless single women and women with children provides women and their children and opportunity to gain the skills necessary to successfully transition back into society. HOPE Village offers a home, mentors, seminars as well as other day services to assist these women and their children in getting off the street and back into society in 12 to 24 months. Learn more about Transitional Housing.
Help for Families & Individuals
Through our Social Services office, The Salvation Army provides rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, food supplements, clothing, counseling and more.
The opportunities to give to The Salvation Army during Christmas are equal to that of the services offered during that time. Throughout Christmas, eligible families receive food supplements, Angel Tree gifts of clothing and apparel, toys, gifts for parents, stockings as well as gifts for children ages 12-14. Learn more about Christmas Assistance.
Back to School
It is critical that at-risk and in-need children receive the essentials to getting off to a new school year properly. Through local support, The Salvation Army distributes school supplies, including pencils, pens, paper, binders, backpacks and more to children in need. Learn more about Back to School Assistance.
The Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Virginia Beach is a special program for men addressing issues related to addiction. The ARC offers the men a second chance, by providing training in job skills, individual and group counseling, as well as other tools for rebuilding positive lifestyles.