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 of a stable housing environment provide by our community. Since opening, H.O.P.E Village graduated 150+ 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 9th anniversary in 2018.

The focus of this transitional housing program is to remove the barriers to self-sufficiency. We can house three mothers, 12 children, and 11 singles at any given time.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. Life skills, employment and education are the primary focus of an intense, weekly support program for each resident.

Since 2009, H.O.P.E Village has served 167 women and 84 children. In the last year, we have assisted 20 women with continuing their education through trade school and college courses and currently hold a 100% employment rate for the women in the program.

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 share your talent by coming in to assist or teach one of the on-site education classes.