Day Service Center
If you are currently homeless or at risk of losing housing, call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-227-5932.
Relief to Those in Need
The Four Oaks Day Service Center is a beacon of hope and opportunity in the heart of Newport News that helps people transition out of homelessness into employment, stable housing and independence.
7401 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News 23607
Open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Four Oaks Day Service Center is a one-stop service and assistance center where men, women and families experiencing homelessness receive supports and are connected to comprehensive community services under one roof, all thanks to on-site partners. A joint venture between the City of Newport News and Volunteers of America Chesapeake, the Four Oaks Day Service Center offers workforce development supports, housing assistance, and comprehensive case management services that give people the opportunity to transform their lives.
Programs at Four Oaks include:
- Job skill and workforce development classes
- Medical, Mental Health and Substance Abuse treatment services and resources
- Counseling on permanent housing solutions
- Computer literacy in an on-site computer lab
- Assistance securing personal documents needed to obtain housing, employment and benefits
- Budgeting and financial literacy classes
- Transportation to and from appointments, interviews and pre-approved locations
Meeting Basic Needs
In addition to providing comprehensive supports that transform peoples’ lives, services at Four Oaks meet the basic needs of homeless individuals and families. The Center features:
- Showers and restrooms
- Laundry facilities
- Mailing address/Mail pickup
- Family room with children’s area
- Private meeting and counseling spaces
- Telephone access
- Quiet resting areas
- Snacks twice daily
- Storage for personal items while on-site
The site of the Day Service Center is a former Marine Corps Reserve Center, acquired by the City of Newport News through the U.S. General Services Administration pursuant to Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The location is 7401 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, Virginia.
- Volunteers of America Chesapeake - Operating partner
- Bon Secours Care-A-Van - General medical care
- Eastern Virginia Advanced Care, LLC. - Counseling, life skills, anger management classes, behavior management workshops
- Five Loaves Food Pantry - Food distribution
- Gordon Wellness, LLC - Nurse Practitioner Services, substance abuse counseling, anger management group counseling
- Hampton VA Medical Center - Comprehensive supports for veterans
- Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board - Case management services
- Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP) - Case management and short-term temporary housing assistance for low income veteran families, clothing assistance, domestic violence education and intervention, housing counseling
- JenCare Senior Medical Center - Senior services, transportation
- LGBT Life Center - HIV specialty care, mental health counseling, support groups, case management, housing
- LINK of Hampton Roads, Inc. - Transportation to and from overnight shelters, clothing assistance
- Minority AIDS Support Services - STD testing, group counseling
- National Alliance on Mental Illness - Mental health counseling, substance abuse supports, group counseling
- Newport News Department of Human Services, Housing Broker Team - Housing assistance
- Newport News Public Library - GED preparation, reading and literacy training, lifelong learning opportunities
- Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority - Housing assistance
- Project ID - Retrieval of legal identification documents (birth certificates, Social Security cards, etc.)
- Sister To Sister & Brother To Brother - Job Readiness/GED, social and physical activities, empowerment workshops, basic computer classes
- Southeastern Virginia Health System - Medical, dental and mental health care
- Transitions Family Violence Services - Services for victims of domestic violence
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Comprehensive supports for veterans
- Virginia Career Works – Greater Peninsula - Employment counseling, job referrals
- Virginia Health Department, Peninsula Health District - Medicaid nursing home screenings and assistance with general health screenings
- Virginia Veteran and Family Support - Care coordination services for veterans and their family members
- 2018 Point In Time Count Results - The Greater Virginia Peninsula Homelessness Consortium (GVPHC) – This is an unduplicated count of persons who are experiencing homelessness, whether sheltered or unsheltered, during a specific 24 hour period, once a year.
- FY2018 Annual Report - The Greater Virginia Peninsula Homelessness Consortium (GVPHC) -- The Greater Virginia Peninsula Homelessness Consortium is a coalition of public and private organizations that works to end homelessness on the peninsula.
Four large oak trees mark the entrance to the facility, serving as an identifier and a signal of hope.
Ancient Celts honored the oak's massive growth and impressive expanse for its endurance and noble presence. The oak is considered a cosmic storehouse of wisdom embodied within its towering strength.
The name Four Oaks instills hope and strength, which we want clients to feel when they come to the Center. With support from Four Oaks and our partners, people can overcome obstacles, putting down roots in our community.