Helping the Homeless Put Down Roots The Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center is a state-of-the-art facility providing resources and housing for homeless families and individuals. […]
The Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center is a state-of-the-art facility providing resources and housing for homeless families and individuals. It is a one-stop shop of services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis. The integration of shelter, housing, health center, cafeteria, learning facility, supportive services and community resources in one facility makes it the first of its kind in South Hampton Roads.
A 3- story facility consisting of a clinic, offices, apartments, emergency shelter dwelling units, classrooms, dining hall, commercial kitchen, and support spaces. The 63,736 sq. ft. LEED® Silver® Certified facility includes short-term and permanent housing, day services, a health clinic, dining hall and learning facility.
The building is a combination of one, two and three stories with three elevators and is constructed mainly of structural steel framing, concrete, metal stud framing, and some masonry bearing walls. The facility is clad with brick veneer, composite metal panel and precast concrete accents with fixed aluminum windows, aluminum storefront and curtainwall with integrated aluminum sun shades. Site demolition included demolition of pavement and concrete slabs, foundations and underground utilities. Site work included utilities, storm water drainage, curbs and sidewalks, roads and parking lots, site lighting, landscaping and site furnishings.
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Short-Term Family Housing: 10 motel-style rooms with 40 beds and room for cribs
Singles Shelter: 51 beds (Male: 20 beds | Female: 18 beds | Flexible Accommodation: 6 beds | ADA Accessible: 7 beds)
Permanent Housing: 30 one-bedroom efficiency apartments (one unit for resident manager)
Day services: Showers, laundry, mail, housing support, outreach
Homeless Services: Walk-ins/phone calls for triage and screening as well as staff training and case management
Health Center: Comprehensive primary care health services for adults and children, such as exams, immunizations, and management of chronic (hypertension, diabetes, etc.) and acute (cold, flu, etc.) conditions. Health education, nutrition counseling, medication assistance, and laboratory services are also offered on site
Dining Hall: Dining hall meals are provided to Housing Resource Center shelter and day services participants only
Human Services: Child Welfare Prevention, Employment Services, Behavioral Health, Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
The following services are provided through collaboration and coordination between the City of Virginia Beach, nonprofits, the faith community and volunteers:
Housing-crisis case management
Short-term, overnight shelter for singles and families
Day services (showers, laundry, mail, housing-focused engagement)
Education and employment programs
Charitable medical services
The Housing Resource Center will provide new opportunities and resources for homeless families and individuals to put down roots. Participants at the Housing Resource Center start on their housing and employment plans on day one. Staff will help families and individuals connect to available housing opportunities and be successful.