The program, which was inspired by the successful Aspire pilot launched and funded by Women United, will focus on providing support to the 50,000 families in Virginia Beach who qualify as ALICE and are struggling to make ends meet. VBthrive will work with a variety of partners to support these individuals and families in four critical areas:
- Workforce Development
- Wraparound Services
VBthrive was launched thanks to the support of a three-year, $15 million grant from the City of Virginia Beach with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. The program will also provide $10 million in business relief grants through LISC Hampton Roads.
HOW IT WORKS
- Referral & Intake:
After receiving a referral or direct inquiry, we'll conduct a needs assessment to identify opportunity areas
- Care Coordination:
You'll meet one-on-one with one of our mentors to discuss your goals and identify next steps.
- Action Plan:
Your mentor will work with you to create a personalized, step-by-step action plan based on your goals.
- Resident of Virginia Beach, VA
- Have income from employment or benefits, or if neither, are enrolled in school
- 18-years-of-age of older
- Impacted by COVID-19
- NOT living on the street or in an emergency shelter, and has NOT received an eviction notice
SUBMITTING A REFERRAL
- Click the button below
- Visit our Resource Center on the second floor of the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library during open hours:
Monday through Thursday: 11AM - 6 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 1 PM
- Call us at 757-385-0113
If you are determined eligible for program enrollment, you'll receive an email within two business days outlining next steps.