Pastoral Care Help Referrals

For internet access, click on the name of the agency below.




The Portsmouth Department of Social Services

For help with Social Services Food Stamps, utilities, Medicaid,shelter recommendations and other needs.
The PDSS is the only agency in the area that will provide pay-as-you-go cell phones for qualifying individuals

Location: 1701 High Street Suite 101, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
Phone: 757-405-1800; Fax: 757-465-2951
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

The Virginia Community Services Board

For mental illness and mental retardation

Location: 224 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Phone: 757-548-7011; Fax: 757-819-2679 or 757-819-6189
TDD: 757-819-6327
Hours of operation: Mon – Thu (8am – 8pm), Fri (8am – 5pm)


Virginia Navigator

This website is a gateway to an extensive listing of services that are available in the local community for two populations:
(1) Seniors, their Care-givers and families
(2) Persons with disabilities
Portsmouth Area Resources Coalition (PARC)

Provides needed financial assistance to individuals and families.

Oasis Social Ministry

Provides soup kitchen, food baskets, and a thrift store.

Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless
Provides laundry facility, year round, as well as sheltering programs.



Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia

Become connected with a variety of services by calling any of the following locations regardless of where you live.
Catholic Charities offers a wide variety of services to persons regardless of faith background.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia – Chesapeake Office:

3804 Poplar Hill Rd., Suite A, Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
Phone: 757-484-0703

Services provided at this office include:
Consumer Credit Counseling
Housing Counseling
Emergency Financial Assistance
Pregnancy Counseling
Adoption Services
Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia – Virginia Beach Main Office

5361-A Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Phone: 757-490-4931
Catholic Charities Administrative Offices are at this location.

Services provided at this office include:
C.A.R.E.S. center for Seniors 757-456-2366, ext. 503
In-Home Respite Care Services 757-456-5136 (A respite care program for care-givers who care for loved-ones in the home with a long-term illness. A trained volunteer can be engaged currently for $7.75 per hour for a limited time during the week.
Money Management Program

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia – Virginia Beach Second Office

4855 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Phone: 757-467-7707

Services provided at this office include:
Family and Children’s Counseling
S.A.P. (Student Assistance Program)
Mediation Service
Co-Parenting Classes
Alcohol 101 Classes
Premarital Classes
Anger Management Classes
Consumer Credit Counseling
Housing Counseling
Layette Program (resources for expectant women, or those who have babies and cannot afford to purchase certain items necessary to care for newborns) 456.2366, Ext. 502


Eyes to the Hills


I lift up my eyes to the hills—from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
Psalm 121, verses 1, 2