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
In an effort to reduce homelessness on the peninsula, the City of Newport News is establishing a Day Service Center to serve as a relief to those in need.
The Day Service Center will function as a one-stop location that provides homeless men, women, and children with easy access to needed medical attention, employment counseling, housing search and support from participating service providers and human service agencies. Additionally, clients will have access to basic needs and amenities such as food and clothing, showers, washers and dryers, mail and phone.
The opening of the Day Service Center will make it easier for the homeless to realize that self-sufficiency and independence are accessible and attainable.
To strengthen the current system of care for those in need. The Day Service center establishes a single point of entry for those who are currently experiencing homelessness and connects individuals and families to a variety of resources to help them secure housing and address barriers that impede their ability to obtain housing.
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.
- Daytime shelter and access to basic human needs
- Health services
- Integrated case management
- Housing assistance
- Training and learning opportunities
All services will be provided by a Day Service Center Operator through a contract with the City of Newport News.
In response to RFP #18-3348-1449, the City received proposals to operate the Day Service Center. The proposals are currently under review by the Purchasing Department. Once an Operator is selected, extensive outreach to the community, service providers and the Greater Virginia Peninsula Housing Consortium will begin. Additionally, the City will pursue a Conditional Use Permit Application to meet local zoning requirements. The shelter is expected to open in October 2018.