The Helpers Organization Community Resources & Homeless Prevention Support Services Program is an eviction prevention program to assist low-income residents who are currently in arrears in rent, mortgage, or utility assistance. It is designed to help prevent the incidence of homelessness throughout Hampton Roads.
When clients call or are referred to us, we already know that they may be in a difficult situation. Our Community Resource Advocates will work with them to identify their issues and help them find the services that can help. We also create plans for you teaming up with other local agencies and following up on our client’s progress.
There are no eligibility requirements for this service. Clients will be offered help for up to 60 days.
Financial assistance (approved on a case by case basis, $100 towards rent or $75 towards a past due to utility) See Policy
Mediation with landlords
Mediation with government agencies
Applying for Entitlements (such as; SSI, SSDI, Child Support, State Benefits)
Necessary Supplies as:
- Bus Tickets
- Personal Hygiene Items
- Employment Referrals
- Clothing Closest
- $25 Grocery Card (approved on a case by case basis)
The Helpers Organization has a trained specialist on staff to answer and assess client’s needs. A comprehensive database of social service agencies and their eligibility requirements is maintained to connect people with the most current resources in their community. By offering this service in-person only, anyone can have access to information on social service agencies, & governmental programs available in their community.
Services provided to homeless & low-income families/individuals include, but are not limited to: