Hope village

H.O.P.E Village is a residential housing program that offers a full spectrum of supportive services to low and moderate-income single women and women with children in need living in our community. In 2014, H.O.P.E Village graduated 13 households into permanent housing.

The residential style community features seven brand single family homes and one administration office. H.O.P.E Village is proud to celebrate their 8th anniversary in 2017.

The focus of this transitional housing program is to remove the barriers to self-sufficiency.  Programs and services are flexible and can be individualized and tailored to the needs of each woman and her family in order to aid in the transition from homelessness to independent living. Three additional on-site education classes have been added this year, these classes range from cooking to character building

Located at 5525 Raby Road in Norfolk the community resides on six acres of property next to The Salvation Army Thomas R. Lee Administration and Social Services Building.

How to be considered for the program:

To be considered for the program, all candidates must go through the Norfolk Homeless Action and Response Team (HART) at 757-587-4202. HART serves as the single point of contact for homeless families and individuals.

How to help:

Mentoring a woman in H.O.P.E Village can be a rewarding experience for the mentor and mentee. You can volunteer your time by coming in to assist or teach one of the on-site education classes. Donations of household items including sheets, cutlery, business clothing, toiletries and more also help.