Our Mission

The Helpers Organization is a volunteer and community based 501c3 nonprofit that assists the homeless and low income families in Hampton Roads by addressing the needs of affordable housing, economic development, and neighborhood revitalization.

Community Resources & Supportive Services

Designed to reduce/eliminate the incidences of homelessness, we will provide services to keep you & your family inside the home.

Community Outreach

Our outreach consist of an array of projects such as our monthly "Lunch On Us" where we prepare sandwiches for our homeless and low-income.

In 2018

  • Helped 3 families stay in their homes through our Homeless Supportive Services & Community Resources Program. Yes, 3 families isn’t a lot but these were 3 families we kept from becoming a statistic.
  • Referred Resources and Information to over 300 clients in office & via phone
  • Processed over 10 Dollar Energy Applications for assistance with Columbia Gas Customers
  • Expanded our Region of Help to over 5 other cities and counties in Eastern & Mid Western Virginia. 
  • Completed over 1200 volunteer hours 
  • With more than 60 new volunteers recruited
  • Made over 500 Bagged Lunches for our Lunch on Us Initiative
  • Provided a peaceful Christmas Dinner & Toy Delivery to over 50 Homeless & Low-Income Families in Hampton Roads
The backbone that keeps this organization running.
Antwan Staton

Antwan Staton

CEO/Chairman of the Board

Inspired by a homeless wheelchair bound woman, he created The Helpers Organization to help others who are currently homeless.

Tina Newbury

Tina Newbury

COO/Senior Member at Large

Seeking a 2nd Bachelors in Information Technology from Old Dominion University

Kimberly Martin

Kimberly Martin

Executive Assistant to President/CEO

Kimberly is a current Student at Old Dominion University currently studying Biology. Kimberly loves spending her spare time giving back to her community through volunteering.

Anna Yarashus

Board Secretary

Anna has led many business management, information technology and manufacturing improvement projects, constructing strategies for business organizations and internal divisions throughout her career.

Anthony Subitoch

Anthony Subitoch

CFO/Board Treasurer

Has over 30 years of accounting experience in Norfolk Public Schools

Gaston Smith, II

Gaston Smith, II

Vice President of Marketing

He has taken paths that are preparing him to be a Business Manager, Director of Operations, and COO. He is a writer, a speaker, and currently a university student with experience in retail, dining, customer service, and hospitality.

Shawn MiHill, Esq

Shawn MiHill, Esq

Board Vice-Chairman

Current holder of the Virginia State Bar.

Tiesha Coleman-Hall

Tiesha Coleman-Hall

Senior Member at Large

Over 25 years in City Government.

Haylee Culpepper

Haylee Culpepper

Marketing Department Assistant

Currently attending James Madison University seeking a Bachelors in Accounting. When not in school or working she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Jenna Chapa

Jenna Chapa

Community Resources Advocate

Attending the College of William and Mary. In her spare time she is very passionate about public health care for those who are less fortunate.

Georgia Healy

Georgia Healy

Community Resources Advocate

Attending JMU for Human Services, class of 2019. When not helping her community she is spending time with family and friends,

Latest News

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Food Lion Sponsorship

Through Food Lion Feeds, we are aiming to donate 500 million meals to families, children, seniors, and schools to support those in our communities who are food insecure.  We are passionate about helping to solve Read more…

Thank You for Helping

6/8/2018: I would like to thank the staff for helping me and my children get our gas turned back on before the winter months. Thank you so much, ~A, Moore Columbia Gas Customer