Organization Profile

Virginia Supportive Housing

http://virginiasupportivehousing.org

Since 1988, Virginia Supportive Housing has been committed to helping those in need gain what others cherish most--a home & greater personal independence. Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) is a nonprofit homeless services provider and community development corporation whose mission is to provide permanent housing and comprehensive support services to individuals who are homeless or disabled in order to promote their transition from homelessness to productivity and independence. VSH's integrated approach provides a proven, permanent solution to homelessness.

Volunteer Needs: 
Our volunteer opportunities fall under three categories: property beautification, direct client tutoring/mentoring (such as for obtaining a GED, or grief counseling), and resident enrichment. We especially could use help in this last category as some of our Hampton Roads properties are experiencing an ebb in volunteer activity. Enrichment activities with residents can include, but are not limited to: bingo nights, board game nights, meals, birthday events, movie nights, financial literacy presentations, art classes, gardening classes (most of our Hampton Roads communities have gardens), and Bible studies. Typically 15-30 residents will show up for these events; closer to 30 for meals, closer to 15 for classes. Properties that especially could use additional events are Cloverleaf (Virginia Beach) and Heron's Landing (Chesapeake).

Hunger & Homelessness
Low-income Communities
Richmond, VA, 23229