In order to support recovery efforts, we have established the Coronavirus Recovery Fund. 100% of funds raised will go to help support outbreak recovery efforts.

If you are in need of assistance as a result of the coronavirus crisis, click below.

We are working with VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads to mobilize healthy volunteers to support the needs of our partner organizations and the community. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click below.

We’re keeping a running list of community resources and helpful information including statewide case data, a list of student meal pickup sites and announcements from utility providers on our data portal, GHRConnects. To learn more, click below.

We’re collaborating with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation on rapid response grant funding to support nonprofits at the forefront of caring for people in need. To learn more, click below.

Our purpose is to be there for those who need us most, so we’ve stepped up to help our nonprofit partners and our hardest hit neighbors during this critical time. We believe that with our existing relationships with cities and schools, health and human service agencies, and corporate partners, we are uniquely suited to respond to this community need.

In alignment with our mission, we’re implementing a response plan with an emphasis on under-resourced populations and those who will be disproportionately affected. When a crisis like this hits our community, our hardest hit neighbors are those already struggling to make ends meet – we call them ALICE – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. They are working hard, many of them in hourly jobs with no benefits, but their financial stability can be severely impacted by one crisis – like a missed paycheck.

We are focusing our response on three priority areas:

  1. Direct service to individuals through our Coronavirus Recovery Hotline with support from ForKids
  2. Immediate support to human service agencies currently on the front lines
  3. Long-term recovery planning

Individuals and families seeking assistance can call the hotline at 757-858-7777 or submit a request here and be connected to various resources through our Unite Us system. We will provide triage, conduct a needs assessment, connect the client to resources being offered by our partner agencies, and follow their progress. If a gap is found between a person’s need and the support they’ve received, UWSHR is raising funds to provide financial support through the Coronavirus Recovery Fund.

To ensure continued operation of critical human service nonprofits on the frontlines of response efforts, we are collaborating with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation on rapid response grant funding to agecies meeting immediate needs. To learn more or apply, click here.

If you’d like to make a gift to the Coronavirus Recovery Fund, you can text COVID to 41444 or click here. You may also make a donation by check if you’d like to avoid the processing fees charged by the credit card companies when using the form. The check should be made out to United Way of South Hampton Roads and the memo line should read Coronavirus Recovery Fund. Please mail any check donations to:

United Way of South Hampton Roads
2515 Walmer Ave
Norfolk, VA 23513

Thank you to our corporate partners who have made gifts to the Coronavirus Recovery Fund:

Frank Blocker Foundation

Thank you to our nonprofit partners who have collaborated with us on this response:

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