History – Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions, Inc.
Founded in 1982 by eleven charter member congregations, H.E.L.P. has grown to include sixty (60) plus congregations in the City of Hampton and Newport News.
H.E.L.P. is a faith-based organization supported by member congregations, schools, businesses, civic clubs and organizations in conjunction with the area cities. Together we have made great strides in providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, a winter shelter program, food, financial assistance, healthcare and dental care to those in need.
Over the years, H.E.L.P. has grown dramatically both in the number of volunteers and people it serves in various ministries. Together we have made a difference in literally thousands of lives. Thus we have made our community a better place for all citizens.