Take your next step
Built on the same partnerships and processes as VBrelief, VBthrive will take the program a step further, shifting toward long-term results by providing in depth coaching to guide individuals and families as they seek to advance their goals and position themselves toward an even brighter future.

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 five critical areas:
  • Mentoring
  • Housing
  • Employment & Education
  • Financial Management
  • Wellbeing

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.

households in Virginia Beach qualify as ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)
of renters spend at least 30% of their household income on housing
is the federal poverty level annual household income for a family of four


  • 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


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  • Visit our Resource Center on the second floor of the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library during open hours:
    Mondays & Wednesdays: 11AM - 6 PM
    Fridays: 11 AM - 5 PM
    First Saturday of the Month: 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Call us at 757-385-0113


The VBthrive business relief program is in collaboration with LISC Hampton Roads and designed to aid Virginia Beach businesses in recovering from the ongoing economic impacts of the pandemic. To learn more about eligibility requirements, required documentation, the award process and application timeline, please click below.