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FREE NOTARY SERVICES

LINK of Hampton Roads, Inc. is proud to offer notary services . Please contact one of our key staff members below by email. We look forward to providing you with this FREE service.

Victoria Cossitt

v.cossitt@linkhr.org

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FOOD

  • LINK has an on-site food pantry. Our food pantry is a distribution center where hungry families can receive food.  We are supplied with food from a food bank. The amount of food distributed is determined by individual and family need. LINK is located at 10413 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, and OPEN 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

  • SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

    • To get SNAP benefits, you must apply in the state in which you currently live and you must meet certain requirements, including resource and income limits.

    • Learn more here and check eligibility requirements to see if you qualify.

    Already a SNAP recipient? Fresh EBT is a free smartphone app available to check your SNAP balance and purchase history.  Fresh EBT also includes a COVID response help center with information about changes to government benefits programs and connections to local organizations and resources. Learn more or download Fresh EBT at www.freshebt.com

  • WIC is a federal financial assistance program offered through state governments to assist low-income households in purchasing essential food and supplies for pregnant women, infants, and young children. WIC benefits can be used to purchase infant food and formula as well as nutritional foods like eggs, milk, cereal, peanut butter, fruits, and vegetables. Households enrolled in WIC can access health screenings, breastfeeding counseling, and immunization referrals. Find your state agency for information on applying here.  There is no immigration status restriction or requirement for WIC in most states. 

  • Kids from qualified, low-income households can get healthy meals or milk. There are two national programs that provide free or reduced-price meals at school. Both programs require you to apply through your child's school or school district:  

    You can find more information about these programs and others available in your state by going to your state's agency website.

    Other Child Nutrition Programs provide free healthy meals and snacks to kids while they're out of school. If your child is out of school, you can call 211 to see where there are meal sites in your area. 

  • THRIVE Peninsula Food Pantry

    View Website and Full Address
    Newport News, VA - 23602
    (757) 877-6211

    Email Website

    Food Pantry Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Counties Served: Newport News City, Hampton City, York County

    Requirements: Referral from United Ways Volunteering

    Information: Visit https://www.thrivepeninsula.org/volunteer

    Service is by call-ahead appointment.

    For more information, please call.

    The Salvation Army Peninsula

    View Website and Full Address
    Hampton, VA - 23666
    (757) 838-4875
    Email Website

    Pantry Hours Monday - Friday 1:00 - 3:00pm

    Must have referral from The United Way 757-594-4636.

    For more information, please call.

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    View Website and Full Address
    Hampton, VA - 23666
    (757) 826-0393
    Email Website

    The parish food pantry distributes bags of groceries ( 1 per adult) to residents of Hampton.

    Hours: The 4th Saturday of the month9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Requirements:Please bring a photo ID.

    Each person may receive a bag every 30 days. We also offer a free hot meal every Sunday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm to anyone.

    For more information, please call.

    The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula

    View Website and Full Address
    Hampton, VA - 23661
    (757) 596-7188
    Email Website

    Hours: Monday and Friday8:00am - 4:30pm

    For more information, please call.

    Grove Christian Outreach Center

    View Website and Full Address
    Williamsburg, VA - 23185
    (757) 887-1100
    Email Website

    Hours: Tuesday 1:00pm - 6:00Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

    For more information, please call.

    Bethel Worship Center Church International

    View Website and Full Address
    Portsmouth , VA - 23703
    (757) 483-9697
    Email Website

    Hours: Tuesday and Thursday5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Rain or Shine.

    Drive-up and pop your trunk we will take it from there!

    For more information, please call.

HOUSING

ADDICTION

  • FreeRehabCenters.net

    FreeRehabCenters.net has created a resource of free rehab options for those struggling with substance abuse. What's different about their list is that it provides information on non-profit, free, or cost-reduced facilities only. Many sites don't speak on the extreme costs those struggling with substance use disorder go through. This resource can be helpful for those with no insurance, low-income families, people without housing, among others. 

     https://www.freerehabcenters.net/virginia/

    Addiction Resource

    Raises awareness of the dangers of addiction and helps local communities stay drug-free 

    https://addictionresource.com/

    Military Veterans Substance Abuse and Addiction Awareness

    https://www.help.org/substance-abuse-rehab-for-veterans/

    Boca Recovery Center

    Boca Recovery Center understand the stigmas around addiction and created a guide that answers important questions like:
    - What is addiction?
    - What causes addiction?
    - What evidence-based approaches to treating addiction are the best?
    and more.

    bocarecoverycenter.com/addiction/

    Start Your Recovery

    RehabSpot

    The first step towards sobriety for most in recovery is detox, where the body is cleansed of the substances that are polluting it.

    https://www.rehabspot.com/treatment/detox/

    Master Center for Addiction Medicine

    Master Center offers Virginia’s most comprehensive outpatient treatment available in multiple locations as well as telehealth for recovery at home. Confidential, same day appointments are available. Addiction is treatable.

    www.mastercenter.com

  • FreeRehabCenters.net

    FreeRehabCenters.net has created a resource of free rehab options for those struggling with substance abuse. What's different about their list is that it provides information on non-profit, free, or cost-reduced facilities only. Many sites don't speak on the extreme costs those struggling with substance use disorder go through. This resource can be helpful for those with no insurance, low-income families, and people without housing, among others. 

     https://www.freerehabcenters.net/virginia/

    Alcohol Awareness 

    April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and samndan.com wanted to put together some information about this topic. What they made is a research article comparing the dangers of drunk driving, drowsy driving, and distracted driving. The guide has great information, check it out below:
    www.samndan.com/drunk-vs-drowsy-vs-distracted-driving/

    Socal Sunrise

    Socal Sunrise has put together an excellent guide and education tool for individuals struggling and families who are talking with teens about drinking.  Learn about the dangers of binge drinking at the link below.

     https://socalsunrise.com/the-dangers-of-binge-drinking/

  • Vaping 101

    A useful guide that also supports the cause of promoting a healthier lifestyle through education and awareness 

    https://vapingdaily.com/health/

    Byte

    Byte is an organization obsessed with what keeps us all smiling, dental health.
    It's no secret that both smoking and alcohol abuse can negatively affect your overall health. Specifically, these addictive behaviors can also affect your oral health from stained teeth, gum disease, tooth decay, and ultimately risk for oral cancer. They've created two informative guides that discuss the effects of smoking and alcohol abuse on your oral health. 
    https://www.byte.com/community/resources/article/smoking/
    https://www.byte.com/community/resources/article/alcohol-abuse-and-oral-health/

    Wavelength Recovery

    According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, vaping is rapidly growing among teenagers, with approximately 40% of high school seniors reporting that they used a vape device within the past year. 

    Wavelength has created a resource on teen vaping and what parents need to know which you can see below:

     https://wavelengths.com/teen-vaping-danger/ 

  • Free or Low-Cost Counseling in Newport News

    https://www.opencounseling.com/virginia/newport-news

    Innerbody - Eric Rodriguez

    Eric Rodriguez from Innerbody has written an article for those thinking about using online therapy and how to get the most out of it. Online therapy has been around for years, but telehealth platforms have surged in popularity during COVID-19. Today, there are numerous online options for clients seeking support. 

    Read his article at the link below.

    https://www.innerbody.com/getting-most-out-of-online-therapy

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

  • AFSP

    You're not alone

    Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.

    https://afsp.org/

    Are you in a crisis? Call 800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741

    Lifeline

    We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

    1-800-273-8255 

    https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/​

    What to Do When You're Feeling Hopeless or Thinking About Suicide

    https://jedfoundation.org/resource/what-to-do-when-youre-feeling-hopeless-or-thinking-about-suicide/

    Free or Low-Cost Therapy in Newport News

    https://www.opencounseling.com/virginia/newport-news

    The Trevor Project

    The Trevor Project provides 24/7, free and confidential support for LGBTQIA+ youth (ages 13-24) in distress, offering suicide prevention, crisis support, and resources, via phone, text, and chat.

    Call: 1-866-488-7386

    Text: 678-678

    https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

  • Child Protective Services (CPS)

    How to Report Child Abuse or Neglect

    Virginia: 804-786-8536

    Out-of-State: 1-800-552-7096

    Virginia Mandated Reporters

    Local Departments of Social Services

    Virginia Relay

    Virginia Relay enables people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, or have difficulty speaking to communicate by TTY (text telephone) or another assistive telephone device with anyone who uses a standard phone.

    • TTY: 800-828-1120

    • Voice: 800-828-1140

    • Captioned Telephone Service: 877-243-2823

    • Speech-to-Speech: 866-221-6784

    • Visually Assisted Speech-to-Speech: 800-855-8220

    • Spanish: 800-855-8200

    Related Links

    Child Abuse & Foster Care Prevention
    CPS Accountability System Reports
    CPS Appeals
    CPS Forms/Applications
    CPS Manuals
    CPS Publications
    CPS Reports & Studies
    Child Death Review
    Domestic Violence Guidance Manual
    Gun Safety (PDF)
    Mandated Reporters - Training & Resources
    Permanency Matters Newsletters
    Safe Sleep 365
    Shaken Baby Syndrome
    Water Safety (PDF)

    The goal of Child Protective Services (CPS) is to identify, assess and provide services to children and families in an effort to protect children, preserve families, whenever possible, and prevent further maltreatment. Child Protective Services is non-punitive in its approach and is directed toward enabling families to provide adequate care for their children.

    Local departments of social services are responsible for receiving reports of abuse and neglect; conducting investigations to determine the validity of the CPS reports; and providing services that enhance child safety and prevent further abuse and neglect to families and children.

    CPS also develops statewide public awareness and education programs and administrates state and federal grants to prevent abuse and neglect.

    Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline

    The Virginia Department of Social Services operates a statewide Child Protective Services (CPS) Hotline 24/7 to support local departments of social services by receiving reports of child abuse and neglect and referring them to the appropriate local department of social services. The CPS Hotline is staffed by trained Protective Service Hotline Specialists.

    Anyone can report suspected child abuse or neglect to a local department of social services or to the CPS Hotline. Callers will be asked to provide as much information as possible about the child, the alleged abuser and the incident. You are not required to give your name when you make the report, but if you do identify yourself, the local department of social services will be able to contact you for further information if needed and will be able to inform you of actions that were taken.

    Each report is sent to the proper local social service agency to be evaluated to determine whether the report information meets the legal definition of child abuse or neglect and whether CPS has the authority and responsibility to conduct a family assessment or an investigation to determine the child's immediate safety needs and to determine if the family needs services.

    Criteria for Child Abuse

    • Alleged victim is under the age of 18 at the time of the report

    • Alleged abuser is in a caretaking role

    • Alleged abuse or neglect meets the definition of abuse or neglect as defined by the CPS laws, regulations and policy

    • The Virginia Department of Social Services local agency has jurisdiction to respond to the report

     

    Hotline Numbers

    • In Virginia:(804) 786-8536

    • Out-of-state: (800) 552-7096

    Recognize the Signs of Child Abuse

    https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubpdfs/whatiscan.pdf

    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's CyberTipline

    Call 1-800-843-5678

    National Sexual Assault Hotline: Confidential 24/7 Support

    https://www.rainn.org/resources

    or call 800-656-4673

    National Sexual Assault Hotline Chat

    Talk to someone live and anonymously.

    https://hotline.rainn.org/online

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    Hours: 24/7. Languages: English, Spanish, and 200+ through interpretation service 

    Learn more

    800-799-7233

    The Hotline

    https://www.thehotline.org/

    Spousal Abuse Laws

    https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/spousal-abuse-laws.html

    Transitions Family Violence Services

    Address: 240 Chapel St, Hampton, VA 23669

    Hours

    Open ⋅ Closes 5 PM

    Phone(757) 722-2261

    https://www.transitionsfvs.org/

    The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors

    Address: 718 J Clyde Morris Blvd B, Newport News, VA 23601

    Hours

    Open ⋅ Closes 5 PM

    Phone(757) 599-9844

    https://www.visitthecenter.org/

  • Love The Tree of Life

    Now Open!

    Low-cost medical services, mental health services, recovery support, spiritual support, free showers, snacks, haircuts. Accepting new patients. Located ato 2016 25th St, Newport News

    www.lovethetreeoflife.org

     

    Free or Low-Cost Counseling in Newport News

    https://www.opencounseling.com/virginia/newport-news

    Innerbody - Eric Rodriguez

    Eric Rodriguez from Innerbody has written an article for those thinking about using online therapy and how to get the most out of it. Online therapy has been around for years, but telehealth platforms have surged in popularity during COVID-19. Today, there are numerous online options for clients seeking support. 

    Read his article at the link below.

    https://www.innerbody.com/getting-most-out-of-online-therapy

  • Bon Secours In Motion post-partum physical therapy treats the following conditions:

    • Pelvic pain 

    • Urinary incontinence/leakage 

    • Diastasis Recti 

    • Back pain 

    • Fecal incontinence 

    • Pelvic organ prolapse 

    • Rehabilitation post-cesarean section Painful episiotomy/scarring/tearing

    • Painful intercourse 

     

    Call 757-886-6480 to talk to one of our team members about a treatment plan that is right for you. Most insurances are accepted. No physician referral is necessary! 

     

    In Motion at Mary Immaculate Hospital - 2 Bernadine Dr., Newport News, VA 23602 
    In Motion at Boo Williams Sportsplex - 5 Armistead Pointe Pkwy, Ste B, Hampton, VA 23666 
    Early AM and late PM sessions are available.

     

    See flyer here. 

  • According to the CDC, an estimated 1 in 345 children born will be diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy in the United States alone. Individuals who are born with Cerebral Palsy will require health services such as physical or speech therapy. It's imperative that parents with children with cerebral palsy educate themselves on all options available to their children. 

    To help support these families, Cerebral Palsy Guide created a resource that can help those affected by cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. The page outlines several different types of therapies that can assist in the treatment of these conditions.

     

    Cerebral Palsy Treatment - What Are The Treatment Options? (cerebralpalsyguide.com)

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PORT (People Offering Resources Together) 

– is an emergency winter shelter with the intent to house the homeless on the coldest nights of the year, ensuring no one dies on the streets.

PORT WINTER SHELTER

We're in the news sharing what we do best in the community and we're ALWAYS looking for people like YOU to join our initiative.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Emergency Services Program is a walk-in, offering essential support with our food pantry, clothing closet, and stock of common household goods.

No referral is required.

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