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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Homelessness Resources

Are you or someone you know experiencing homelessness in Chesapeake? There are resources for you, including the Chesapeake We Care Resource Center, multiple regional resources, helpful local and national organizations, and the Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-587-4202. Read on for more details.

The Housing Crisis Hotline

Are you experiencing a housing crisis? If you are living on the street, in an emergency shelter, or have received an eviction notice, please contact the Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-587-4202. Staff will connect you to available services with local providers based on your individual situation. The Hotline cannot provide any direct financial assistance.

The Chesapeake We Care Resource Center

To address homelessness, the City of Chesapeake teamed up with the Human Services Department and the Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority in 2019 to open Chesapeake’s first homeless resource center.

The Chesapeake We Care Resource Center’s goal is to provide fundamental services, daily essentials, and various amenities to individuals facing a housing crisis. Homelessness can happen to anyone at any time for numerous reasons. To help ease worries and daily burdens for those in this difficult situation, the resource center connects people with ADA shower facilities, community laundry, lunch and dinner, computer access, housing application assistance, employment search assistance, lockers for personal belongings, and more. During the winter, the resource center will act as a CAST pick-up location.

The resource center is located at 1468 South Military Highway, Chesapeake, VA 23320. To contact the main office, call 757-937-8740 on Mondays - Fridays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For volunteers and church groups seeking to help with services and donations, please call 757-937-8740.

Learn more about the Chesapeake We Care Resource Center on YouTube!

Regional Resources


Chesapeake Thrives

Get connected with more services. Chesapeake Thrives is a public/private partnership that seeks to connect residents to services at any stage of their life by addressing eight priority areas: Aging in the Community, Behavioral Health, Early Childhood, Health, Housing, Poverty and Economic Support, School-Age Programs and Support, and Workforce Development. Call 757-382-CITY (2489) to access services.

Donations Needed!

The need for donations continually increases, and no contribution is too small.

Visit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore website to learn how to donate funds, food, and time. Food donations are always needed and appreciated. You can find a list of food pantries at

The Chesapeake We Care Resource Center will gladly accept a variety of miscellaneous donations. To donate, call 757-937-8740.

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