Portsmouth Volunteers For The Homeless

Portsmouth Volunteers For The Homeless Lifting Hearts. Lifting Lives. We are the primary provider of emergency shelter for single homeless individuals, helping our clients achieve self-sufficiency, through supportive services and collaboration with other organizations in Portsmouth.
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Operating as usual

Timeline Photos
09/03/2021

Timeline Photos

The Portsmouth Department of Social Services and Hope Charitable Services are holding a FREE Produce Give-Away tomorrow Friday, September 3, from 9 a.m. until all the produce is gone. Find details in the flyer . . .

09/02/2021

Millions are at risk of losing their homes, even though there are billions of dollars available to help people pay rent, utilities, and other housing costs.

Share this step-by-step guide to help people get the assistance they need to avoid eviction: https://tinyurl.com/bhvsbhmb

Photos from Portsmouth At Work's post
08/30/2021

Photos from Portsmouth At Work's post

Here's an opportunity to share your thoughts and help inform Portsmouth Health Department's vaccine strategy.
08/25/2021

Here's an opportunity to share your thoughts and help inform Portsmouth Health Department's vaccine strategy.

This pandemic has impacted all of our lives in different ways.

Whether you have or have not received your COVID-19 vaccine--this is your opportunity to share your "WHY!"
Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions to help in our vaccine approach.

Click the LINK below or SCAN the QR code ↙️
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X3YL7D3

August 22, 2021 - Update650 days of sheltering! With the rise in Delta variant outbreaks, we continue to thank Sheriff M...
08/22/2021

August 22, 2021 - Update

650 days of sheltering!

With the rise in Delta variant outbreaks, we continue to thank Sheriff Michael Moore and his team for providing us with use of a facility where we can keep our homeless citizens protected and safer.

When people know they have a place to lay their heads, they can focus on rebuilding their lives. Several clients have been housed during this time.

We also could not do this without your generous donations and caring support.

The needs of our brothers and sisters who are homeless have not ended. We are hopeful as future solutions are being considered!

Continuing to serve…
#TeamPVH
#HousingChangesLives
#LiftingHeartsLiftingLives
#TheDignityOfShelter

August 22, 2021 - Update

650 days of sheltering!

With the rise in Delta variant outbreaks, we continue to thank Sheriff Michael Moore and his team for providing us with use of a facility where we can keep our homeless citizens protected and safer.

When people know they have a place to lay their heads, they can focus on rebuilding their lives. Several clients have been housed during this time.

We also could not do this without your generous donations and caring support.

The needs of our brothers and sisters who are homeless have not ended. We are hopeful as future solutions are being considered!

Continuing to serve…
#TeamPVH
#HousingChangesLives
#LiftingHeartsLiftingLives
#TheDignityOfShelter

Another client housed! Thanks to all of our partner agencies who worked diligently to get this client housed!Mr. Ronald ...
08/22/2021

Another client housed!

Thanks to all of our partner agencies who worked diligently to get this client housed!

Mr. Ronald stopped by today with a wide smile to say thanks for helping him!

More of our why!
#LiftingHeartsLiftingLives
#HousingChangesLives

Another client housed!

Thanks to all of our partner agencies who worked diligently to get this client housed!

Mr. Ronald stopped by today with a wide smile to say thanks for helping him!

More of our why!
#LiftingHeartsLiftingLives
#HousingChangesLives

Virtual Landlord Workshop & Recruitment Event!Educated and informed Landlords are key in efforts to get individuals hous...
08/11/2021

Virtual Landlord Workshop & Recruitment Event!

Educated and informed Landlords are key in efforts to get individuals housed.

Thanks to our partners at Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority for planning this upcoming event.

Please share with any Landlords in your circle to help facilitate the dialogue in getting individuals housed.

Virtual Landlord Workshop & Recruitment Event!

Educated and informed Landlords are key in efforts to get individuals housed.

Thanks to our partners at Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority for planning this upcoming event.

Please share with any Landlords in your circle to help facilitate the dialogue in getting individuals housed.

"CDC is issuing a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission i...
08/04/2021
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

"CDC is issuing a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission in order to respond to recent, unexpected developments in the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of the Delta variant. It is intended to target specific areas of the country where cases are rapidly increasing, which likely would be exacerbated by mass evictions."

ORDER UNDER SECTION 361
OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT (42 U.S.C. 264)
AND 42 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS 70.2
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/Signed-CDC-Eviction-Order.pdf

COVID-19 Tracker - site provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

CDC provides credible COVID-19 health information to the U.S.

DOLLAR TREE DISTRIBUTION CENTER - HIRING EVENT
08/03/2021

DOLLAR TREE DISTRIBUTION CENTER - HIRING EVENT

DOLLAR TREE DISTRIBUTION CENTER - HIRING EVENT

With the federal eviction moratorium expiring on July 31, it is imperative to get rental assistance to people who may be...
07/31/2021
Find rental assistance programs for your location | Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

With the federal eviction moratorium expiring on July 31, it is imperative to get rental assistance to people who may be at risk of eviction.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Rental Assistance Finder helps help renters and landlords understand multiple resources to help navigate various financial hardships related to the pandemic:

National Low Income Housing Coalition's State and Local Rental Assistance resource includes information on how to find federal Emergency Rental Assistance in your area: https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness' Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide for People At Risk of Eviction walks both tenants and landlords through the process of accessing rental assistance and claiming federal relief funds during the pandemic: https://www.usich.gov/.../at-risk-of-eviction-help-is.../

Federal rental assistance is being distributed in communities to help landlords and renters who are struggling to keep up with rent and other bills.

Portsmouth At Work August Schedule - Get trained. Get Hired. Start a New Career! Free for Portsmouth residents. Career P...
07/30/2021

Portsmouth At Work August Schedule -

Get trained. Get Hired. Start a New Career! Free for Portsmouth residents.

Career Pathway Orientation Monday-Friday at 10am 0r 2pm
Career Readiness workshops available weekly
Computer Lab and Walk-in services available daily 9am - 3pm

Website: portsmouthatwork.com

Visit: [email protected], 200 High St, Suite 201, Downtown Portsmouth

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Portsmouth
07/29/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Portsmouth

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Portsmouth

07/26/2021

Serious Applicants Only.

This position is part of PVH’s response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is a part-time, seasonal opportunity with varying weekly hours.

This position assists with staffing our shelter operations during designated hours, ensuring safe and appropriate environment for our guest.

Posted w/permission.This is our why! Ms. Dana stopped by with donations to say hi and thank you!💙 3 years sober💜 no rela...
07/23/2021

Posted w/permission.

This is our why!

Ms. Dana stopped by with donations to say hi and thank you!

💙 3 years sober
💜 no relapses
💙 housed

We're grateful and excited! We cried. We laughed.
#TeamPVH #LiftingHeartsLiftingLives

Posted w/permission.

This is our why!

Ms. Dana stopped by with donations to say hi and thank you!

💙 3 years sober
💜 no relapses
💙 housed

We're grateful and excited! We cried. We laughed.
#TeamPVH #LiftingHeartsLiftingLives

Hiring Event
07/22/2021

Hiring Event

Looking forward to hosting a Lineage Logistics Hiring Event In Portsmouth, VA on Thursday, July 29th from 8 AM to 1 PM at 3200 Lineage Way.

https://lnkd.in/e9FjuE9

The Portsmouth Health Department NEEDS YOU. Share your opinions in our short Community Health Survey 2021. Participate o...
07/20/2021

The Portsmouth Health Department NEEDS YOU.
Share your opinions in our short Community Health Survey 2021.
Participate one of two ways: Scan the QR code and complete the survey; or use this link--https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/cc34c92dccb542d2a5d2cfa01a31e6f9?fbclid=IwAR28P2Ap6hosYsjO99T_Hv0EehZwH_gP9-oZ9MAUcfxinfaBF_kGyZpIwZs

The Portsmouth Health Department NEEDS YOU. Share your opinions in our short Community Health Survey 2021. Participate one of two ways: Scan the QR code and complete the survey; or use this link--https://survey123.arcgis.com/…/cc34c92dccb542d2a5d2cfa01a31

Portsmouth Volunteers For The Homeless will be Portsmouth At Work Hiring Event on Thursday, July 15th We are hiring for ...
07/11/2021
[email protected] Hiring Event

Portsmouth Volunteers For The Homeless will be Portsmouth At Work Hiring Event on Thursday, July 15th

We are hiring for the following positions--

💜 Shelter Attendant / 5 pm - 10 pm
💙 Overnight Shelter Attendant / 10 pm - 6:15 am
💜 Service Center Specialist / 2 pm - 6 pm
💙 Portsmouth Central Intake Specialists / 9 am - 5 pm

We welcome applications from dedicated, competent and ready-to-work for the community individuals.

#TeamPVH
#LiftingHeartsLiftingLives
#InServiceToOthers

💙💜💙💜💙💜

You're invited to attend the [email protected] Hiring Event!

So one Police Report and Mechanic visit later and we're hearing $2,000 to replace the stolen catalytic converter...wish ...
07/05/2021

So one Police Report and Mechanic visit later and we're hearing $2,000 to replace the stolen catalytic converter...wish ppl would think abt what's left in the wake of their decisions.

Theft...really!

Who's buying the stolen merchandise??? 🤔

This is a well written account of "the homeless experience." While the backdrop is NYC, it's also the same here in our c...
07/05/2021
Homes are the cure to homelessness

This is a well written account of "the homeless experience." While the backdrop is NYC, it's also the same here in our community just scaled to a different level.

"over the course of my career as a doctor, the most powerful medication I’ve ever seen is an apartment. After someone moves into an apartment off the streets, within a few weeks, their health conditions improve, they look better, voices they may be hearing in their head quiet down, addiction improves and recovery begins."

"As we emerge from COVID, we must think boldly about our social infrastructure. Instead of growing our institutional economy of prisons and hospitals, we need to create a caring economy of community-based services. New York City needs to be prepared with shovel-ready projects to eliminate homelessness through expansions in supportive housing."

Walking into my quiet, darkened apartment in Midtown after work, the noise and tumult of the day starts to fade; my breathing slows down; and I can feel my cortisol level, a stress hormone, dropping. Across the city, 50,000 other men, women and children living in a public shelter or on the street ca...

Theft...really!Who's buying the stolen merchandise??? 🤔
07/03/2021

Theft...really!

Who's buying the stolen merchandise??? 🤔

Theft...really!

Who's buying the stolen merchandise??? 🤔

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic • First Come, First Served
07/03/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic • First Come, First Served

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic • First Come, First Served

FAQs About Emergency Rental AssistanceLast updated on July 01, 2021Emergency rental assistance is for tenants and landlo...
07/02/2021
Treasury Department Updates FAQs About Emergency Rental Assistance | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

FAQs About Emergency Rental Assistance
Last updated on July 01, 2021

Emergency rental assistance is for tenants and landlords. Find it in your area.

The Treasury Department released updated guidance on the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program.

The Treasury Department released updated guidance on the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. The department added or updated guidance on the following topics: eviction prevention; outreach and accessibility; data bundling and bulk payments; ...

Up Center Virtual Job Fair - July 22nd! Visit https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/the_up_center/e/wW9AK to register. Read mo...
06/28/2021
The Up Center Job Fair

Up Center Virtual Job Fair - July 22nd!

Visit https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/the_up_center/e/wW9AK to register.

Read more about working at The Up Center below.
https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/the_up_center/e/wW9AK?fbclid=IwAR1Bkx9WqMi-lotYR1YkiZbJm8LyQqXphbyylNc7idakszbYNKzWIPqLD1Q

Save your spot to chat with our team at this online event. Each text based chat lasts around 10 mins and you can join from your desktop or smartphone at anytime during the event. Sign up today!

Timeline Photos
06/28/2021

Timeline Photos

Morning, Portsmouth. Local housing authorities are looking for qualified applicants for various positions. Join us virtually at: www.https://bit.ly/3qghp9i

2021 YO Summit: Elevate Your Swag • THIS Saturday, June 26 • 10 a.m.–Noon (10 a.m.–Noon)For additional information, emai...
06/23/2021

2021 YO Summit: Elevate Your Swag • THIS Saturday, June 26 • 10 a.m.–Noon (10 a.m.–Noon)

For additional information, email [email protected]

2021 YO Summit: Elevate Your Swag • THIS Saturday, June 26 • 10 a.m.–Noon (10 a.m.–Noon)

For additional information, email [email protected]

#ChangingTheParadigmOfOurPerceptionsAbtHomelessness"He explained his reluctance to accept handouts: His needs were simpl...
06/23/2021
Leroy, the missing homeless man from Norfolk, is alive — and no longer homeless

#ChangingTheParadigmOfOurPerceptionsAbtHomelessness

"He explained his reluctance to accept handouts: His needs were simple and he had his pride.

“But I appreciated the people who seemed to genuinely care,” he said. “I really did.”

His final words about the outpouring of concern from so many strangers:

“It was good that people came together. There’s a lot of division in this country right now. Maybe everyone will go on and help someone else who needs it now.”

Concern poured out from the community when Leroy Dublin, a fixture in Ghent, vanished.

06/19/2021

Thank you to Little Ceasar on Turnpike Blvd for their support!

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Amazon Prime Days are just around the corner. Select Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, Inc., as your charity of ch...
06/18/2021

Amazon Prime Days are just around the corner.

Select Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, Inc., as your charity of choice using AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate a small percentage of your purchase to us!

You shop. Amazon gives.

#TeamPVH
#LiftingHeartsLiftingLives
💙💜

Amazon Prime Days are just around the corner.

Select Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, Inc., as your charity of choice using AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate a small percentage of your purchase to us!

You shop. Amazon gives.

#TeamPVH
#LiftingHeartsLiftingLives
💙💜

"The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today the availability of a new online t...
06/16/2021
Treasury and IRS Announce New Online Tool to Help Families Register for Monthly Child Tax Credit | U.S. Department of the Treasury

"The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today the availability of a new online tool to help families who normally aren’t required to file an income tax return to register quickly for the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit from the American Rescue Plan. The new tool is part of a larger effort to help more families obtain advance Child Tax Credit payments."

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06/15/2021

Supporters!

We have a gentleman coming in tomorrow and he needs a change of clothing.

He's 38 to 40 waist and 6'4". He wears 4XL-5XL shirts.

If you happen to have anything in this size range that you'd like to donate, please give us a call. (757) 399-0200

Thanks for considering!
#TeamPVH
#LiftingHeartsLiftingLives

Join us this Sunday, June 13th, as our Executive Director talks with Mr. Dale Murray abt homelessness and our services. ...
06/11/2021

Join us this Sunday, June 13th, as our Executive Director talks with Mr. Dale Murray abt homelessness and our services.

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Join us this Sunday, June 13th, as our Executive Director talks with Mr. Dale Murray abt homelessness and our services.

95.7 R&B https://www.audacy.com/957rnb/listen
K-94 https://www.audacy.com/k94hd2/listen
94.9 The Point https://www.audacy.com/pointradio/listen
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Email Nancy Stephens, nstephens@vcwhamptonroads.org or call 757-629-4674 to see if you qualify!
06/10/2021

Email Nancy Stephens, [email protected] or call 757-629-4674 to see if you qualify!

Email Nancy Stephens, [email protected] or call 757-629-4674 to see if you qualify!

Interested in starting a career in Early Childhood Education?
06/10/2021

Interested in starting a career in Early Childhood Education?

Interested in starting a career in Early Childhood Education?

As the greater society seeks to create a "new normal," we remain acutely aware of the continuing unmet needs of our citi...
06/01/2021

As the greater society seeks to create a "new normal," we remain acutely aware of the continuing unmet needs of our citizens who are experiencing homelessness.

We are grateful to those who have been caring and supportive of our efforts and we ask you to remember, we are still in the battle to combat homelessness.

We remain thankful to Sheriff Michael Moore and his team for their continued support! Without this support, we would not be able to shelter our clients.

Continuing to serve...and praying our new normal is next level! #FixedShelterPortsmouthVA
#LiftingHeartsLiftingLives

As the greater society seeks to create a "new normal," we remain acutely aware of the continuing unmet needs of our citizens who are experiencing homelessness.

We are grateful to those who have been caring and supportive of our efforts and we ask you to remember, we are still in the battle to combat homelessness.

We remain thankful to Sheriff Michael Moore and his team for their continued support! Without this support, we would not be able to shelter our clients.

Continuing to serve...and praying our new normal is next level! #FixedShelterPortsmouthVA
#LiftingHeartsLiftingLives

Address

800 Williamsburg Ave, Ste B
Portsmouth, VA
23704

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 2pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
Friday 7am - 6pm
Saturday 7am - 6pm
Sunday 7am - 6pm

Telephone

+17573990200

Products

PVH WISH LIST:

Thank you for considering helping us by donating some of our frequently needed items!

Year-round

Men's boxers (L-3XL)
Men's T-shirts (L-3XL))
Women Undergarments (8-12)
Deodorant (travel sized)
Baseball Caps
Shaving Razors (Men/Women)
Socks (Men/Women)
Laundry Detergent
Toilet Paper
First Aid Kits
Plastic Soap Containers
Cases of bottled water
Lysol
Non-latex Disposable Gloves

Winter Season

XL Ziploc Bags (10 gallon size)
Clorox Disinfectant Wipes
Thermal Underwear

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Lifting Hearts. Lifting Lives.

We have a mission at Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless and many see it as sheltering and operating a day service center; however, those of us who are truly “sold out” for the mission see it as a lot more…we see it as helping to build confidence, restore faith and rekindle hope.

When a person thinks they are worthy of more, they behave as if they deserve better than their current circumstances…and since we know that our thoughts are the seeds of our actions, when we inspire and rekindle hope, we have the ability to change behavior and changed behavior can change lives.


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Family, Friend & Supporters! I am humbled and overwhelmed...thank you! 💜 thank you! 💜 thank you! 💜 God shall provide all our needs according to His riches in glory and you all have truly blessed Portsmouth Volunteers For The Homeless and the work we are doing! #TeamPVH Your generosity will help us meet our financial needs as we continue to serve our most vulnerable. #LiftingHeartsLiftingLives #InvisibleInPlainSight
Good place, good volunteers, good atmosphere. All around good place!
It's #PVHGivingTuesday2019 Thank you for your donation, FB will match our day's total contributions.
Thank you Mr. Cook! This is a great way for others to see our need! See a need, fill a need!
I would like to thank everyone who has been there for my brother this past year. Carl Eubanks passed away this afternoon. I am so grateful for all you do
Just a quick note From Norfolk County Feed & Seed Store..... Today and Tomorrow are the last two days to purchase tickets for the drawing on the Feed Store Pedal Car, being drawn on Wednesday, 12/20... All proceeds to go to Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless.... If you plan to buy a ticket (or 2 or however many) don't dawdle........
Thank you PVH