Samaritan House

Samaritan House For 36 years, Samaritan House has been the leading resource for individuals and families fleeing violence in Hampton Roads. We provide emergency shelter and comprehensive support for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
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Stop the Violence. Start the Healing. If you are experiencing violence, call the 24-hour Crisis Hotline at 757-430-2120. If you are homeless or at risk of losing your home, call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-587-4202. Emergency Housing Services
Victim Advocacy
Education Outreach
Community Support Group
Connection Point
Volunteer Program

Stop the Violence. Start the Healing. If you are experiencing violence, call the 24-hour Crisis Hotline at 757-430-2120. If you are homeless or at risk of losing your home, call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-587-4202. Emergency Housing Services
Victim Advocacy
Education Outreach
Community Support Group
Connection Point
Volunteer Program

Operating as usual

"We were all accepted in a shelter for a few months and then after that, they helped me start over like get my own apart...
03/23/2021
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"We were all accepted in a shelter for a few months and then after that, they helped me start over like get my own apartment and find a job," said Etulle.

Advocates claim the number of domestic violence cases have risen since the pandemic began.

"We were just devastated. We were just stunned that one of our own was murdered and fell victim to domestic violence," G...
03/22/2021
Murder of Norfolk mother and daughter brings attention to domestic violence

"We were just devastated. We were just stunned that one of our own was murdered and fell victim to domestic violence," Gauthier said.

"We were just devastated. We were just stunned that one of our own was murdered and fell victim to domestic violence," said Robin Gauthier, Executive Director of the Samaritan House.

"Domestic violence has taken the lives of people of all ages and now, Samaritan House is mourning one of its former staf...
03/19/2021
Samaritan House mourns former employee who was killed in Norfolk

"Domestic violence has taken the lives of people of all ages and now, Samaritan House is mourning one of its former staff members."

Alicia Hereford worked at the Samaritan House in 2019. Last week, Hereford and her daughter were murdered in Norfolk.

03/18/2021

Did you know that over half of the victims of violence we serve are children?

You can demonstrate your support for these victims and help raise awareness in April to commemorate Child Abuse Awareness Month with our limited edition apparel on sale through March 26. Apparel is available in a variety of styles and colors for the entire family. Click on the link below to start shopping!

https://www.bonfire.com/store/samaritan-house-shop/

“‘We are heartbroken by these acts of violence. Six Asian women lost their lives. Now is the time to hold the victims an...
03/18/2021

“‘We are heartbroken by these acts of violence. Six Asian women lost their lives. Now is the time to hold the victims and their families in our hearts and in our light. We’re calling on our allies across communities of color to stand with us in grief and solidarity against racist violence in all its forms. When our most vulnerable community members are targeted, we all need to band together," shared Stephanie Cho, Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta.

Do you own or manage a local business and are looking for creative ways to give back?  Samaritan House is partnering wit...
03/18/2021

Do you own or manage a local business and are looking for creative ways to give back? Samaritan House is partnering with local businesses to commemorate Child Abuse Prevention month in April by creatively raising awareness and funds to help the youngest victims of violence.

To learn how you can get involved, please contact Kate Celius, Community Engagement Manager at (757) 323-6164 or via email at [email protected].

03/17/2021

Did you know that over half of the victims of violence we serve are children?

You can demonstrate your support for these victims and help raise awareness in April to commemorate Child Abuse Awareness Month with our limited edition apparel on sale through March 26. Apparel is available in a variety of styles and colors for the entire family.

03/17/2021

Did you know that over half of the victims of violence we serve are children?

You can demonstrate your support for these victims and help raise awareness in April to commemorate Child Abuse Awareness Month with our limited edition apparel on sale through March 26. Apparel is available in a variety of styles and colors for the entire family.

Our clients are going to have a brighter birthday thanks to Girl Scout Troop 198 of the Girl Scout Council of Colonial C...
03/17/2021

Our clients are going to have a brighter birthday thanks to Girl Scout Troop 198 of the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast who donated birthday bags full of goodies! Many thanks to Leader Amy LIddle, Co-Leader Erica Wright, Girl Scouts Madilyn Liddle, Abigail Liddle, Lauren Liddle, Ana Wright, and Kennedy Hatley for their generosity!
#gscccCelebrate #samhouse #samhousestrong #girlscouts

Many thanks to Kelsey Blackburn and her fellow parishioners from MIX Church NFK who braved a cool morning to clean the a...
03/16/2021

Many thanks to Kelsey Blackburn and her fellow parishioners from MIX Church NFK who braved a cool morning to clean the agency cars. Your hard work offers those we serve clean and dignified transportation. Thank you!

03/15/2021

April is Child Abuse Prevention month (CAP) and we are kicking off the event early by offering a limited edition variety of t-shirts and cap so can show your support for our youngest victims of domestic violence.

Act fast! Pre-orders accepted through Friday, March 26! Click link below to start shopping!

https://www.bonfire.com/store/samaritan-house-shop/

All proceeds from t-shirt sales will benefit our young clients.
#samhouse #samaritanhouse #loveshouldnthurt #childdabue

Have you made plans to join Samaritan House and The Zeiders American Dream Theater on Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm for the...
03/11/2021

Have you made plans to join Samaritan House and The Zeiders American Dream Theater on Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm for the world premiere screening of BROKEN DOLLS?

BROKEN DOLLS is a new play performed and recorded on Zoom by Mirage Theater and is about five female survivors of human trafficking.

A Talk Back following the play led by Sibel Galindez, Community Liaison for The Z, with June Prager, Courtney Pierce of Samaritan House, and Renee Olander of Old Dominion University.

Limited Seating. Be sure when you register for the month to check the box for this event if you plan to attend.

Register here: https://thez.org/shes-a-brick-house-registration/

Have you made plans to join Samaritan House and The Zeiders American Dream Theater on Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm for the...
03/09/2021

Have you made plans to join Samaritan House and The Zeiders American Dream Theater on Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm for the world premiere screening of BROKEN DOLLS,?

BROKEN DOLLS is a new play performed and recorded on Zoom by Mirage Theater and is about five female survivors of human trafficking find themselves in a waiting room at a social service facility. Although strangers to each other they share an intimate bond having experienced this gender biased form of modern day slavery. As they wait, they reveal their broken hearts and past experiences to each other and the audience.

A Talk Back following the play led by Sibel Galindez, Community Liaison for The Z, with June Prager, Courtney Pierce of Samaritan House, and Renee Olander of Old Dominion University.

Limited Seating. Be sure when you register for the month to check the box for this event if you plan to attend.

Register here: https://thez.org/shes-a-brick-house-registration/

Recently, staff from GFL Environmental Inc. made a donation of $10,000 to sponsor our WAV Luncheon and upcoming "Love Sh...
03/08/2021

Recently, staff from GFL Environmental Inc. made a donation of $10,000 to sponsor our WAV Luncheon and upcoming "Love Shouldn't Hurt" televised fundraising event. Thank you for your continued support of our mission!

03/08/2021
#HerVoiceIsMyVoice: Celebrate the Women Who Inspire Us Every Day

Today is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate women’s progress and a time for everyone to join together to discover and help implement solutions to the world’s most critical problems.

The strength of individual women empowers us all. This International Women’s Day, we’re turning up the volume on female voices and honoring the impact they h...

These juice boxes and applesauce packets decorated for St. Patrick's Day will surely brighten the day of the children in...
03/05/2021

These juice boxes and applesauce packets decorated for St. Patrick's Day will surely brighten the day of the children in our program. Many thanks to Lynn Hess, Elaine Eason also Linda Hedrick for your creativity and continued dedication to our clients and mission! #samhouse #samhousestrong

Join Samaritan House and The Zeiders American Dream Theater on Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm for the world premiere screeni...
03/05/2021

Join Samaritan House and The Zeiders American Dream Theater on Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm for the world premiere screening of BROKEN DOLLS, a new play performed and recorded on Zoom by Mirage Theater.

Five female survivors of human trafficking find themselves in a waiting room at a social service facility. Although strangers to each other they share an intimate bond having experienced this gender biased form of modern day slavery. As they wait, they reveal their broken hearts and past experiences to each other and the audience.

Talk Back following the play led by Sibel Galindez, Community Liaison for The Z, with June Prager, Courtney Pierce of Samaritan House, and Renee Olander of Old Dominion University.

Limited Seating. Be sure when you register for the month to check the box for this event if you plan to attend. Register here: https://thez.org/shes-a-brick-house-registration/

“I wish the burden didn’t have to be on [the victim] to testify and help prove the case for the prosecution or for the s...
03/04/2021
R**e charges 'nolle prossed' against man who allegedly r***d Asia Cowell

“I wish the burden didn’t have to be on [the victim] to testify and help prove the case for the prosecution or for the state. Victims get very intimidated. It’s very overwhelming and it triggers their PTSD when they must talk about it," Robin Gauthier, Executive Director, Samaritan House.

#samhouse #samhousestrong

Asia Cowell's body was found in Newport News in September. Court documents say she was killed to allegedly stop her from testifying in court.

Many thanks to Paula Fulford and the Norfolk District Buds of Promise Missionary Society for their recent donation of it...
03/03/2021

Many thanks to Paula Fulford and the Norfolk District Buds of Promise Missionary Society for their recent donation of items for our clients! We appreciate everything you do for our community. #samhouse #samhousestrong

Thank you Foodlion #Feeds Charitable Foundation for providing grants to help further hunger relief programs in our local...
03/03/2021
Charitable Grants | Food Lion Feeds | Food Lion

Thank you Foodlion #Feeds Charitable Foundation for providing grants to help further hunger relief programs in our local communities. Your generous grant will have an immediate impact on our clients in emergency housing. #endhunger #foodlion #samhouse #samhousestrong

In 2001, Food Lion created a 501(c)(3) foundation operated by a volunteer board of directors in order to streamline requests for financial donations to eliminate hunger.

In case you missed yesterday's interview about human trafficking in Hampton Roads on HearSay with Cathy Lewis, featuring...
03/02/2021
HearSay with Cathy Lewis

In case you missed yesterday's interview about human trafficking in Hampton Roads on HearSay with Cathy Lewis, featuring Samaritan House's Courtney Pierce, you may listen at the link provided. The human trafficking discussion begins at the 26:39 minute mark and Ms. Pierce's interview begins at the 40:32 minute mark.
#samhouse #samhousestrong #humantrafficking

The only locally-produced, public affairs radio call-in program in Hampton Roads.

Young persons in our community continually inspire with their generosity and creativity. One of which is Emily Yates of ...
03/01/2021

Young persons in our community continually inspire with their generosity and creativity. One of which is Emily Yates of Chesapeake who conducted a donation drive for feminine products in her neighborhood for use by our clients. Thank you Emily!
#samhouse #samhousestrong

Be sure to tune in to HearSay with Cathy Lewis today at noon at 89.5 FM or stream online (link below) as part of her sho...
03/01/2021

Be sure to tune in to HearSay with Cathy Lewis today at noon at 89.5 FM or stream online (link below) as part of her show will feature Courtney Pierce, Anti-Trafficking Outreach and Direct Service Coordinator and a discussion of human trafficking.

https://mediaplayer.whro.org/program/hearsay

#samhouse #humantrafficking #cathylewis #hearsaywithcathylewis

"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired."Fannie Lou Hamer, a Missisippi sharecropper, changed a nation’s perspectiv...
02/26/2021

"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired."

Fannie Lou Hamer, a Missisippi sharecropper, changed a nation’s perspective on democracy. Hamer became involved in the civil rights movement when she volunteered to attempt to register to vote in 1962. Despite this and a brutal beating, Hamer spoke frequently to raise money for the movement. She continued political activities as well, helping to convene the National Women’s Political Caucus in the 1970s. She is buried in her home town of Ruleville, Mississippi, where her tombstone reads, “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Our shelters have an urgent need for laundry detergent.  If you are able to make a donation, items may be dropped off at...
02/25/2021

Our shelters have an urgent need for laundry detergent. If you are able to make a donation, items may be dropped off at our offices between 10 am - 3 pm or items may be shipped to our offices at 2620 Southern Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452. Thank you!

Our friends at Benchtop Brewing Company are among the 20 generous area brewers competing in the 2021 "757 Battle of the ...
02/25/2021

Our friends at Benchtop Brewing Company are among the 20 generous area brewers competing in the 2021 "757 Battle of the Beers." This year's competition will be held virtually and there is still time to gather a few friends and purchase the "Equinox Box," a themed sampler that offers attendees 20 local 16oz craft beers from 20 unique brewers. All proceeds from this event benefit 20 local non-profits, including Samaritan House. Follow the link to get in on the fun March 20!

http://www.757battleofthebeers.com/
*All orders must be received by March 7

#benchtopbrewing #samhouse #757battleofthebeers

Join our Women Against Violence (WAV) committee’s item drive and help make sure our shelter clients have what they need!...
02/22/2021

Join our Women Against Violence (WAV) committee’s item drive and help make sure our shelter clients have what they need! You may make a contact free donation via our Amazon Wishlist below. Thank you!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2BQJ2FJGI4M30?ref_=wl_share

#womenagainstviolence #samhouse #samhousestrong

Silent No More!*Trigger warning the content below discusses sexual assault.
02/19/2021

Silent No More!

*Trigger warning the content below discusses sexual assault.

Once again, our good friends at tHRive , a community-minded group of young professionals, donated their time  organizing...
02/18/2021

Once again, our good friends at tHRive , a community-minded group of young professionals, donated their time organizing donations and sanitizing our children's area. Thank you! Your hard work has immediate, positive impacts for our clients and their families. #YPtHRive #samhouse #samhousestrong

According to the VA State Police in 2019 11% of female victims of aggravated assault were females under the age of 18 an...
02/17/2021

According to the VA State Police in 2019 11% of female victims of aggravated assault were females under the age of 18 and 10% were males under the age of 18.

The data does not reflect the percentage of cases that involved teen dating violence, but we can deduct that youth are showing a lack of healthy communication and anger management skills. Samaritan House offers remote programming for youth to help them improve their understanding of healthy relationships, conflict resolution, and how to create a positive self-image. #TDVAM21 #knowyourworth #samhouse #samhousestrong

Valentine's Day was made brighter for our clients courtesy of Rosalyn Wiggins and Darlene McGee from My Cup Runneth Over...
02/16/2021

Valentine's Day was made brighter for our clients courtesy of Rosalyn Wiggins and Darlene McGee from My Cup Runneth Over. Thank you for the gift bags and for thinking of the individuals and families we serve every day!

Without Black women there is no movement Created by the Action Alliance, this document highlights the contributions by R...
02/12/2021

Without Black women there is no movement

Created by the Action Alliance, this document highlights the contributions by Rosa Parks, Harriet Jacobs, Loretta Ross, Tarana Burke, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, The Combahee River Collective, and Ida B. Wells. Each of these women have in common is that they are Black, they identify as women, and they are movement makers. Each one of these women contributed to the Anti-Violence Movement in significant ways, that helps shape the work we are currently doing here at Samaritan House.

These women championed rights of ALL women with a focus on intersectionality, black feminism, and liberation.

Please take time to read about their contributions.
Photo courtesy of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Small acts of kindness and messages of hope have an outsized, positive impact for our clients and their families.  Jenna...
02/11/2021

Small acts of kindness and messages of hope have an outsized, positive impact for our clients and their families. Jenna and two of her friends, seniors at Oscar Smith High School shared many acts of kindness by creating bracelets coupled with inspiring notes. Thank you for your creative and thoughtful gifts!
#samhouse #samhousestrong #oscarfsmithhighschool

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Virginia Beach, VA
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Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
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Samaritan House is Hampton Roads’ trusted violence resource offering services to stop violence with education and training, safety planning and court assistance; and services to heal violence with counseling, support groups, children’s programs and more. Samaritan House is Virginia's largest emergency housing provider serving the community since 1984. We are serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking as well as individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We are the official nonprofit partner organization in the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Task Force. Our administrative office is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and accredited through the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. We operate over ten emergency safe houses throughout Hampton Roads, and serve residents across the entire region. Victim Advocacy The Victim Advocacy Program helps families and individuals protect themselves physically and legally through referrals, one-on-one intervention, court accompaniment, and counseling. Advocates help design safety and prevention strategies and make connections with community resources. All non-shelter Victim Advocacy services are accessible by calling the Crisis Hotline: (757) 430-2120. Education & Outreach While Samaritan House is dedicated to providing immediate services and shelter to clients in need, we are equally as devoted to the prevention of domestic violence and homelessness in our community. Our Victim Advocate and Prevention Education programs present free workshops and trainings to middle school, high school and college students; the medical community; law enforcement; the faith-based community; civic organizations; the military; and the general public. We host awareness campaigns throughout the year and participate in legal advocacy efforts on issues related to domestic violence and homeless prevention. Community Support Group Survivor Support Group meets on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. For more information, or to join the support group, contact Samaritan House office at 757-631-0710.

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If you are experiencing homelessness in Hampton Roads, contact: (757) 587-4202

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You all have not given us a bag in ages and I have things I'd like to donate. I have older bags from you I can use, I just never know whenever your pickups are. For some reason no one has given us a bag on our door in at least a month. I'm in the Kings Grant area. I do not use Facebook much. I tried to email the email on your website but no response. Please contact me at [email protected] with your response, otherwise I will have to give to someone else, and these are nice clothes and I'd like the women to receive them.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!!! Miss you all very much! And its freezing here in DC!!
Come meet the S.L.A.P. (Smart Ladies Always Protected) Team on Mon. the 18th from 6-8pm @ Pretlow Library. Final Meet n Greet before classes begin in Dec. Come learn about Organization, Memberships, Classes, Fundraisers and more. Check our website out at www.norfolkslap.com Facebook @smartladiesalwaysprotected
Good morning. Would you please ask volunteers/employees not to walk through mulched gardens as a short cut when walking through neighborhoods delivering white bags? One young lady in the Cheshire Forest neighborhood walked through several mulched gardens while going door to door. Thank you for all you do in the community. -Kate Reed
Good evening from The Hooligans Car Club. We are hosting a Toy Drive with Samaritan House as the beneficiary. Please come see us on Dec 15th. Locations are on the Flyer. 😁
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Do you all need the following: Stroller, high chair, toddler and kids toys?
Is there a drop off for donations in the Hampton NN area?
What about the same bully being a member of this group, watching what I do & say. No protection. I can't speak out. The bully will retaliate. No safe haven from a bully. People find it important to inform them of what I do. So I am always hiding..