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Overnight Shelter Provided to 364 Homeless Adults during the Winter

More than 20 faith organizations in Virginia Beach participated in the 2017-2018 Winter Shelter Program, helping to serve 364 homeless adults during the coldest months. For five months faith organizations rotated weekly to provide overnight shelter, meals, medical care, and other resources to those in need.

Thank you to the following faith organizations who participated to provide a safe, warm place to sleep for homeless adults during the winter:

  • Baylake United Methodist Church
  • Bayside Church of Christ
  • Bayside Presbyterian Church
  • Beth Chaverim Synagogue
  • Christian Church Uniting 
  • Church of the Ascension 
  • Church of the Holy Family
  • Community United Methodist Church
  • Courthouse Community United Methodist Church
  • Eastern Shore Chapel
  • Haygood Methodist Church
  • Holy Spirit Catholic Church
  • Kempsville Church of Christ
  • King’s Grant Baptist Church
  • King’s Grant Presbyterian Church
  • London Bridge Baptist Church
  • Lynnhaven United Methodist Church
  • Thalia Lynn Baptist Church
  • Tidewater United Church of Christ
  • Turning Point Church
  • Saint John the Baptist
  • Saint Nicholas Catholic Church
  • Saint Timothy Lutheran Church
  • Wycliffe Presbyterian Church
The Winter Shelter Program is a prime example of the City, nonprofit, and faith community partnership. The Judeo-Christian Outreach Center (JCOC), under a contract with Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation, operates the Winter Shelter Program and provides participants with transportation from the Lighthouse Center to the faith organizations.