Community Referrals

  1. Consumer Credit Counseling Services provides workshops on budgeting and repairing credit problems. They also provide confidential one-on-one credit counseling.
  2. Virginia Cooperative Extension Service provides on site nutrition classes. Classes include actual meal preparation and field trips to local supermarkets. Dieticians will provide one-on-one sessions for students if requested. Emphasis is frequently focused on prenatal and infant/child nutrition.
  3. New Horizons Regional Educational Center (NHREC) provides instructors for the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) classes. NNRHA also partners with NHREC to provide qualified residents for the Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Trades Program and the Youth Workforce Certified Nurse Aide Program, for individuals between the ages of 18-21.
  4. Educational Opportunity Center provides skills assessments and career counseling services through Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education.
  5. Newport News Department of Human Services works closely with FIC staff to meet the needs of residents. Social Services VIEW clients, who are mandated to find employment, are referred to FIC for Assisted Job Search (AJS). Social Workers work with FIC staff to meet any special needs of clients.
  6. Transition Family Services conducts domestic violence workshops focusing on the various areas of abuse in a family. Transition also offers solutions and support and referral programs to abuse victims.
  7. Emergency Resources
    Regional Housing Crisis Hotline
    United Way – Community Assistance Network (CAN)
    NEED HELP with food, shelter, rent, utilities or other basic needs? Call an advocate today to be connected to available resources in our community. Operators are standing by to take your call, Mon. – Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm and until 9:00pm Mon. – Thurs.
    Transitions – Family Violence Services
    Comprehensive services for adult and child victims of domestic violence
    24 Hour Crisis Hotline (757)723-7774
    Client Service Center (757)728-2638
  8. Local Resources
    2-1-1 Virginia
    Free service that can help you find local resources that you need
    Ways to connect: dial 2-1-1, go to, or text “connect” to 247211
    A directory of resources for residents of Greater Hampton Roads
    Virginia Department of Social Services
    Assistance, child care, child support, abuse and neglect
    Cover Virginia
    Learn about and apply for Medicaid, FAMIS programs for children, pregnant women and adults.
    Apply for food assistance (SNAP), child care assistance, heating and cooling assistance, healthcare coverage.
    Enterprise Call Center 1-855-635-4370
    Va. Department of Health – Peninsula Health District
    Clinic, Immunizations, Communicable Disease Control, Community Health Nursing, Environmental Health, WIC Clinic, Vital Records
    Virginia Career Works
    Job seeker resources, employer resources
    Social Security Administration
    Medicare, SSI, disability and retirement
    Peninsula Agency on Aging (PAA)
    Care services, meals on wheels, transportation services, care giver support, elder justice
    Virginia Easy Access
    Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
    Service search, healthcare, finances, social, food, education, neighborhood
    Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
    Financial and housing counseling, adoption and parenting support, health and community services, mental health counseling
    THRIVE Peninsula
    Supportive services, financial counseling, food pantry, critical bill assistance
    Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP)
    Improving quality of life and breaking the poverty cycle through education, training, work experience, emergency services, housing counseling and many other proven strategies.
    Link of Hampton Roads
    Emergency services including food, clothing, and furniture. Supportive services for homeless individuals.