A Night’s Welcome starting

It was Howard Thurman who wrote,

“It is only when people live in an environment in which they are not required to exert supreme effort into just keeping alive that they seem to be able to selects ends besides those of mere physical survival.”

Our work with A Night’s Welcome winter shelter helps those who are literally homeless take their minds off of ‘just keeping alive’ and have a chance to step back and analyze their situation and see a way out. Last year, we provided over 5,500 bed nights of shelter, our churches provided over 11,000 meals, and we met 0ver 250 individuals who just needed a hand. Some we were able to help find more permanent housing solutions (almost 40 people!), but many weren’t able to identify the next step.

Make no mistake: WE NEED YOUR HELP!! 

So what’s the strategy to create more positive change this year? It’s both simple and complicated.  Simple–focus on case management and working with our cooperating agencies to ensure people are accessing the resources and services they both need and may be entitled to.
Complicated–digging into people’s current situations to find out what the real barriers to care are and finding ways to dismantle and overcome those barriers.
We are blessed to have an intern focusing on Social Work and Case Management this year who will be working with us to ensure that everyone’s situation is heard and addressed as best as possible. We continue to have strong relationships with the Community Services Board outreach and Hampton Human Services homelessness outreach workers. We want to see tangible results in the lives of those in need.

So how can you help? We need people to help our churches in any and every way possible. Can you afford an extra pair of socks or underwear when you go to the store? Can you spare a night to come help cook a meal or come in before work to help prepare breakfast? Can you spend the night at a church to help with night watch? Can you come and give haircuts? Budgeting assistance? Conversation?

We’ve all got something to give. What’s your gift going to be?

H.E.L.P Inc’s 19th Annual Richard Allen Hayes Memorial Golf Tournament

When:  Thursday, September 15, 2016 7am shotgun shot

Where: The Woodlands Golf Course, Hampton, VA

H.E.L.P. is excited to host our 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on September 15, 2016 at the Woodlands Golf Course.

We invite you to join us by becoming a sponsor, entering a team, or both. If you would like to promote your business, we are also seeking items for our player goodie bags. Come spend the morning in fellowship prior to tee time and then enjoy a great lunch after finishing your round of golf.

There are many ticket and sponsorship options available at….
helpinc.ticketleap.com/help-incs-19th-annual-richard

We are also in need of VOLUNTEERS for the event that day, so please contact us if you are interested.

In-Kind Sponsors: Gift Cards, Prizes, Items for Goodie Bags!

Fox Hill Community 5K Benefiting H.E.L.P 06/04/16

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Fox Hill Community 5K

 

When: Saturday June 4, 2016 8am

Where: Gosnold Hope Park, Hampton VA

 

Gather a group of friends, family, church groups, co-workers or come solo and participate in this Annual Community 5K Run.

There will be a 1 mile Fun Run for all ages starting at 8am. This 5K is for walkers and runners. You can bring strollers as well. 5K starts at 8:30

For Race times, cost and more information:

http://www.langleycc.org/fhc5k.html

Register at:  https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=35853

Mission: Provide a healthy opportunity for local places of worship to work together and support their community.

Race supports Hampton Ecumenical Lodging and Provisions program (H.E.L.P.)-Helping Hampton’s homeless.

Paint Night, Wine Tasting, and Hors d’oeuvres 2/26/16

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Paint Night, Wine Tasting, and Hors d’oeuvres

 

When:  Friday, February 26, 2016   Painting starts at 6pm

Where:  La Bodega Hampton

22 Wine Street, Hampton, VA

$25.00 A TICKET

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://helpinc.ticketleap.com/paint-night-wine-tasting-and-h/

Your ticket includes the following:

Wine Tasting: 4:30 – 7:30pm

Paint Party: 6:00-9:00pm (We will be painting stemware, many designs available)

Hors d’oeuvres will be provided for paint party participants.

The wonderful, Dana Mitchell, will be hosting the paint party and will provide all manner of stemware to be painted as well as all art materials and supplies.

Feast of Caring

rice-hands-bowl-400x268November 19, 2015  ~  5 – 7 PM

Presented by the Hampton Faith Community

and hosted by First Baptist Church,  229 N. King Street, Hampton, VA

Enjoy a variety of delicious homemade soups and fresh bread

The first 50 donors with a pledge of $100.00 or more will receive cards with this year’s art contest winner featured

The event is free and a love offering will be collected in support of H.E.L.P. and those we serve will be collected

Musical presentations and fellowship

An invitation to the Community to come together to make your

annual pledge in support of H.E.L.P., Inc.

 “to uplift those in crisis and end homelessness”

Relief ~ Rehabilitation ~ Development

Questions or to participate please contact H.E.L.P.  757-723-2242

A Night’s Welcome Start Up Meeting

A Night’s Welcome Start Up Meeting:

Date: September 28, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Langley Baptist Church

116 E. Little Back River Road

Hampton, VA

H.E.L.P. Day Center

The H.E.L.P. Day Center is office is OPEN 5 days a week from 8:30am – 3:00pm for the homeless and those individuals in crisis. The services that are being offered at 329 Buckroe Avenue.

 

Volunteers Needed

The H.E.L.P. Day Center needs some dedicated people who can volunteer a few hours a week to help individuals in need, to conduct job searches, develop resumes, interview skills, business development (etc). If you are interested, please contact Charlotte Dillow at cdillow@help.hrcoxmail.com or 757-408-4358.