American Red Cross, Portsmouth/West Chesapeake Chapter
Offers a variety of services to the public to improve the quality of human life; to enhance self-reliance and concern for others; and to help people avoid, prepare for, and cope with emergencies.

700 London Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-1031 phone
(757) 399-5174 fax

Bon Secours Maryview
Behavioral Medicine Services

Offers psychiatric care for adults, specialized treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse, and a pain management program. In addition to inpatient treatment, the hospital provides day-hospital programs, outpatient services, information and referral services, as well as a comprehensive speaker's bureau.

3636 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707

(757) 398-2367 phone
(757) 398-2396 fax

Bon Secours Hospice
Provides hospice care for the terminally ill in the home, in an assisted living facility or an adult home.

3636 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707

(757) 398-2338 phone

Provides 24-hour telephone crisis intervention and suicide prevention services. A centralized emergency resource system enables telephone counselors to refer people in crisis to the help they need. This agency also has a telephone safety check service for the elderly or disabled living alone. Community suicide prevention and crisis intervention education and training are also offered.

24 Hour Crisis Hotline
(757) 622-1126

P.O. Box 3278
Norfolk, VA 23514

(757) 622-7259 fax


The UP Center
Provides outpatient treatment which is family-focused and family-maintained. Some areas dealt with include marriage conflicts, job stress, child behavior, teenage adjustments, aging parents, depression, divorce and sexual problems, consumer credit counseling and Good Beginnings, a prevention program for young at-risk mothers.

1805 Airline Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23707

(757) 397-2121, Ext. 306 phone
(757) 399-3316 fax

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Inc.
Provides health care for children of Hampton Roads.

601 Children's Lane
Norfolk, VA 23507

(757) 668-7000 phone
(757) 668-9199 fax

Westmoreland Children & Youth Association, Inc.
Our mission is to prepare the next generation of children and youth with faith based values, educational support, and positive role models. We seek to devote our time and talents to bring about positive change to our community and in the lives of the "at- risk" children and youth we serve.

(757) 483-8271 phone

Portsmouth Health Department
Provides wellness programs including immunizations, injury prevention programs, communicable disease management, W.I.C. and car seat distribution for low-income families.

3600 High Street
Portsmouth VA 23707

(757) 393-8585 phone

Community Mediation Center

The Center provides free or low cost mediation services to resolve family, business, and neighborhood issues.  Free consultations to see if your situation is right for mediations.  Education and training in mediation and problem solving skills is provided for adults and youth at various parks and rec centers, and Empowerment 2010 sites

586 Virginia Drive
Norfolk, VA 23505

(757) 480-2777 phone
(757) 531-9423 fax

Edmarc Hospice For Children
Provides support to families of children with life-threatening illnesses to stay together.  Services includes Home Health Care, Hospice Care, Family support and Bereavement support.

516 London Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 967-9251 phone
(757) 967-9124 fax

Families In New Direction, Inc. (FIND)
Individualized service helps youth and families.  Intervention targets increased family functioning and stabilization to create lasting connections to community resources.  Services include Intensive In-Home Services, Mentoring Program, Substance Abuse Services, Anger Management Program, Parenting Education, and Referral and Linkage services.

P.O. Box 6423
Portsmouth, VA 23703

(757) 469-1155 phone
(757) 483-4091 fax

HER, Inc. (Help and Emergency Response)
Provides emergency shelter for battered women and their children with 24-hour crisis intervention and advocacy. Legal, psychological and social counseling available by referral to residents as needed.

P.O. Box 2187
Portsmouth, VA 23702-2187

(757) 485-1445 phone
(757) 485-0883 fax

Hospice Volunteers of the Portsmouth Area, Inc.
Trains volunteers for hospice to assist patients and their families to maintain the best quality of life during terminal illness and after the patient's death.

3636 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707

(757) 391-6017 phone
(757) 393-4762 fax

Information & Referral Service
Provides a free and confidential human resources information and referral service to the general public and to service providers.

130 W. Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 625-4543 phone
(757) 622-7259 fax

Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
Provides a state district court acting in all cases concerning children, including custody, behavior, criminal acts by or against a child, and neglect. Jurisdiction of criminal matters by one family member against another family member, child custody, visitation and support, spousal support, and spousal abuse is also handled.

605 Crawford Street
P.O. Box 1073
Portsmouth, VA 23705

(757) 393-8851 phone
(757) 393-5166 fax

The Keim Centers
Provides pregnancy testing, counseling, information about abortion and adoption, doctor referrals, job and education information, maternity and baby clothes and more.

5000 Portsmouth Blvd Suite 1
Portsmouth VA 23701

(757) 499-4444 phone

Legal Services Eastern Virginia
Provides free legal information and representation in civil cases to low-income families and individuals

430 Crawford Street
Portsmouth VA 23704

(757) 393-7350 phone

MAPP/Medication Access Program for Portsmouth
Provides generic medications for people without insurance who fall within financial guidelines. This is emergency assistance, not on going. Referral is offered to the Patient Assistance Program of various drug companies.

1701 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 405-1800 phone

Maryview Foundation Healthcare Center
Provides medical services and medication assistance to indigent and uninsured persons residing in Portsmouth.

3600 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707

(757) 215-3100 phone
(757) 393-9263 fax

Parent Connection
Provides a free, confidential service for parents who want to improve their relationship with their children and find more effective ways of coping with the pressures of everyday life. Groups meet once a week for two hours. Children under twelve can participate in activities while their parents are meeting.

Downtown Norfolk YMCA
312 W. Bute Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 622-9622, Ext. 19 phone
(757) 627-4824 fax

Portsmouth Better Beginnings Coalition
Provides a coalition of membership organizations dedicated to enhancing adolescent pregnancy prevention efforts by educating school-aged children and their parents; encouraging collaborative community involvement to increase the effectiveness of teen pregnancy prevention efforts; assisting in the coordination of services to teens through networking and building support systems within the community; and offering technical assistance and support to enhance programs provided by member organizations.

662 Lincoln Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 397-6740 phone
(757) 398-5773 fax

Portsmouth Community Health Center
Provides primary medical care without regard to patients' ability to pay.

664 Lincoln Street
P.O. Box 338
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-6363 phone
(757) 393-1336 fax

Portsmouth Department of Social Services
Provides services to meet the needs of Portsmouth citizens and promote awareness of available programs and resources, to build strengths and encourage self-sufficiency.

1701 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 405-1800 phone
(757) 405-1875 fax

Portsmouth Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare Services
Wide array of mental health services for children, adolescents and families to include emergency services, case coordination, hospital and facility services, outpatient counseling, and home-based services.

Central Intake Office
545 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-5357 phone
(757) 393-5226 fax

Web Contact Form

Portsmouth Family Resource Center
Provides information and resources needed for self-sufficiency to area residents.

664A Lincoln Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 398-8655 phone
(757) 398-2856 fax

Portsmouth Grandparents As Parents/Brighton Solid Rock
Provides support for Portsmouth grandparents and other kinship caregivers rearing a second family. Support groups meet weekly at every Portsmouth public elementary school.

1300 Centre Avenue
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-0570 phone
(757) 393-0075 fax

Portsmouth Health Department
Provides outpatient clinics, environmental health programs, medical health care, and support services. Films on VD, TB, housing hygiene, family planning, and communicable disease are available to qualified groups.

Suite 102
1701 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-8585 phone
(757) 392-8027 fax

Pride In Parenting
Provides information and support to care for your baby through the first year and how to help your baby grow and develop. Bring baby with you to sessions.
Wednesdays, from 6- to 7:30 p.m.

Child and Family Services of Eastern Virginia
1805 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23701

(757) 393-2121 phone

Salvation Army
Offers human resource services to individuals and families, especially counseling, food, general clothing to victims of fire or disaster, financial assistance, emergency assistance, and special holiday assistance.

2306 Airline Boulevard
P.O. Box 3098
Portsmouth, VA 23701

(757) 393-2519 phone
(757) 397-8258 fax

Title I Parent's Center / Portsmouth City Schools
Provides a variety of services and workshops for parents and guardians that will enhance both parenting skills and personal development.

3651 Hartford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707

(757) 393-8392 phone

Wesley Community Service Center, Inc.
Provides a variety of services to disadvantaged, inner city families.  Services include after school and summer enrichment programs, emergency assistance, Meals on Wheels, senior nutrition program, notary services and health screenings.

442 Jamestown Avenue
Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 399-0541 phone
(757) 399-0054 fax

PARC Place Shelter
Provides short-term residential stay offering families a new start in a time of crisis due to eviction, fire, etc. Families must have been residents of Portsmouth for at least six months prior to homelessness. Food, shelter and clothing are provided, as well as an opportunity for homeless families to help themselves. By offering emergency housing, the residents can seek employment and permanent housing in an atmosphere of respect, acceptance, and companionship.

P.O. Box 1183
Portsmouth, VA 23705

(757) 393-4246 phone
(757) 397-2975 fax

Division Child Support Enforcement
Provides services to custodial parents, non-custodial parents, individuals, and agencies with physical custody of a child including locating non-custodial parents, establishing paternity, and collecting child support payments.

601 Port Centre Parkway
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Toll-Free phone
(877) 695-5499


This site does not include all human service programs serving Portsmouth residents.
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