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Hampton Roads COVID-19 Resources

During a time of uncertainty and change, we have seen our community rise up in amazing ways to provide essential connection, resources, and support in creative ways. Below is a list of resources that will be updated as frequently as we find/are made aware of them! Feel free to contact us at any time to add to the list, ask a question, or just for support. We are here for you.

Virginia Department of Health COVID Response Updates

Quick facts, FAQs, Social Distancing Guidelines, and information on Virginia COVID-19 Vaccinations

Updated as of 1/13/21

VA Copes COVID-19 Warmline

VA COPES provides emotional support, listening and referrals for Virginians who struggle to cope during the pandemic.


Call or text 877-349-6428


The warmline hours are currently:

–Monday – Friday,  9 a.m. - 9 p.m., and

–Saturday and Sunday, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Vaccinate VA:  Pre-register for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Over 1 million Virginians have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Virginia Medicaid wants to make sure you have the information you need so that you can get the vaccine when it is available to you.

The vaccine is highly effective at stopping serious illness and hospital admissions from COVID-19. Ensuring that most people are vaccinated is the quickest way to help Virginia begin to get back to normal.

Chesapeake Emergency Housing Assistance

Are you a Chesapeake resident experiencing financial hardship and unable to pay your rent or mortgage as a result of the pandemic? You may qualify for rental assistance, mortgage and/or utility assistance.

For those households experiencing a housing crisis, please contact the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-587-4202.

Foodbank of Southeastern VA

The Foodbank will not be holding Friday USDA Distributions until further notice, and are not accepting visitors to the at this time. Distributions will be at local YMCA locations -  check for your most convenient location and keep up to date with ongoing distribution/donation information by visiting their website!

VA Medicaid Information

FAQ and information on how Medicaid is improving access to care in response to COVID-19

Therapy, Support Group, and Mental Health Online Resources/Apps

In a time where we are having to seek virtual alternatives to connection and therapeutic resources, online counseling and support groups can provide convenience and accessibility. NAMI has outlined a number of options for your consideration. Please know that NAMI does not endorse any particular resource provided.

Free/Low Cost Internet Access and WiFi Hotspots: Comcast

We are all trying to find ways to stay connected and internet access can be a vital resource.  Please check out the following links to find information about free or low cost internet access and wifi hotspot access during the current COVID-19 crisis. 

Free/Low Cost Internet Access and WiFi Hotspots: Xfinity

We are all trying to find ways to stay connected and internet access can be a vital resource.  Please check out the following links to find information about free or low cost internet access and wifi hotspot access during the current COVID-19 crisis. 

South Hampton Roads

Community- and Faith-Based

COVID-19 Action Guide

This guide compiled by the VA Poor People’s Campaign, Hampton Roads Chapter provides broad organizational planning guidance, information on how impacted members of your organization can obtain assistance, opportunities for your members to volunteer, ways to donate to support COVID-19 suppression, and information on public school meal distribution.

Virginia Beach Food Pantries

Changes can occur at any time. CALL BEFORE GOING! Most pantries will have pre-packed boxes.

Norfolk Food Pantries

Effective 3-23-2020

Please keep in mind, all dates and times are subject to change during this very fluid situation. We will endeavor to keep this list as current as possible and redistribute regularly or as needed when updated, but it is still recommended to call ahead to ensure dates and times are accurate. Thank you!

Cruzin Cafe + Chesapeake Public Schools Grab-N-Go

Lunch and Breakfast

Cruzin Cafe and Chesapeake Public Schools are providing FREE Grab-n-go lunch and breakfast items for anyone 18 and under

New Hours + More Locations

Chesapeake Food Pantries

Food Pantry Operations During Covid-19 for the City of Chesapeake 

Managing Anxiety and Stress

The outbreak of COVID-19 around the world has led to the spread of
fear and panic for individuals and communities. In addition to following physical precautions guidelines, individuals should be taking care of their psychological well-being. This guide includes tips for the following populations:
• For Everyone
• For Individuals Receiving Mental Health Services
• For Parents, Including Parents of Children with Pre-Existing Anxiety Disorders
• For Caregivers of Older Adults
• For Mental Health Providers

Volunteer Hampton Roads - Volunteers Needed!

Nonprofit Organizations are currently assessing the needs of their communities. The situation is unprecedented and organizations need time to assess the situation and determine how volunteers can be of help. VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads has been in contact with over 200 local organizations and will update registered volunteers on community needs.

Child care service available for children of “essential” personnel -

With the recent long-term closures of the public schools, many families who work in the medical field and other essential jobs in the community must find child care for their children.

EVMS Minus 9 to 5 and Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula have been convening local regional stakeholders to share information with employers and the community, assessing needs and working to resolve issues.

Virginia Beach Eviction Prevention Assistance Program 

Short-term assistance for eligible low- and moderate-income renters in
Virginia Beach who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.

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