ForKids VA

Over twenty years ago ForKids was founded by local citizens to shelter families in the Ocean View neighborhood of Norfolk. We opened Norfolk's first Transitional Housing Program in 1994 and the area's first Permanent Supportive Housing Program in 1998. In 1995 ForKids founded the Norfolk Homeless Consortium in conjunction with two other family shelters and has led the Continuum of Care process which brings millions of federal dollars to Norfolk's neediest citizens. Elizabeth Place, Legacy, and our newest permanent supportive housing, Dillon Place, is part of our long-term plan to revitalize West 38th Street in Norfolk. These four housing facilities provide a safer neighborhood for not only our families, but all the residents of 38th Street. ForKids has five residential programs in Norfolk and one in downtown Suffolk serving 39 families every night.