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.
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.
REGIONAL HOUSING CRISIS HOTLINE
If you are experiencing homelessness in Hampton Roads, contact: (757) 587-4202
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Regional Housing Crisis Hotline is the starting point for anyone who is experiencing a housing crisis throughout Greater Hampton Roads and in need of shelter, case management, and related services and/or community resources.
Not sure if you are experiencing a housing crisis? Ask yourself these two questions:
Are you living on the street or in an emergency shelter?
Have you received an eviction notice from your landlord?
Donate Your Items
We welcome your tax-deductible donation of new or gently used household goods, toiletries, clothes, diapers, Our on-site Donation Department is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-3 and is located at our main administrative office at 2620 Southern Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA (off 264 at the Lynnhaven North exit). The department is staffed by volunteers during these times. Please park and unload in the designated spot located at the lefthand side of the main admin building. Call the front desk at 757-631-0710 with any questions. For large or heavy items please call the Samaritan House Thrift Store Pick Up Service at (757) 583-7211 to schedule a pick-up of your items. We partner with Thrift Store City on E. Little Creek Road in Norfolk to provide this pick-up service. We receive a portion of every sale at the thrift store, which comes back to us as unrestricted funds to support our clients and programs - close to $300,000 a year! Thank you for support.