“I appreciate the fact that no matter how difficult things seem, the agency is still willing to help participants become better people.” Shaneva
“The accessibility of the case worker, the resources I was pointed to and without transportation having someone to drive me around to get childcare and other things like Social Services was an amazing help.” Kealita
Greetings from Director,
It is my pleasure to share our story with you. Firm Foundation of Virginia opened its doors in June 2015. We admitted our first two families in August 2015, in a rental property in Hampton, VA. In October 2015, I opened my home to our first family in Portsmouth.
Since that time:
A. Received over 100 housing request; Conducted 35 intake interviews
B. House 9 women and 10 children; 2 out of 9 women housed- moved into own apartment
C. 2 residents received salvation during stay in
D. 2 residents purchased vehicles
E. 4 obtained jobs after upon entering program
F. 10 women completed financial education classes
We are excited as we embark on our expansion through our "Give Hope to a Mother" campaign we launched in April 2019. Our journey continues..
"Give Hope To A Mother Campaign"
The City of Portsmouth, Virginia has the highest number of homeless families in Hampton Roads. Almost half of them are headed by single mothers with children.
To reduce the number of homeless families in the City of Portsmouth, VA by providing transitional housing and support services to decrease homelessness in the City of Portsmouth
We need to raise $50,000 over the next three months as a down payment for a place to house seven mothers and up to twelve children, along with childcare onsite.
How You Can Help?
Any size donation will help us get closer to our goal. Donations of $25 or more will go into a drawing to win a gift and monthly donations of $25 or more will also receive a free Firm Foundation of VA T-shirt.
Donations can be made online or mailed to:
Firm Foundation of Virginia
P.O. Box 6044
Portsmouth, VA 23703