Breaking the cycle of family homelessness in Hampton Roads since 1988.
If you are facing a housing crisis, call our housing crisis hotline at: (757) 587-4202
REGIONAL HOUSING CRISIS HOTLINE
Our Regional Housing Crisis Hotline is the central point of contact for all persons experiencing a housing crisis throughout Greater Hampton Roads.
Our Regional Housing Crisis Hotline is the first point of entry to ForKids, as well as hundreds of public and privately funded resources in 13 jurisdictions. Through the Hotline, we have been entrusted to connect anyone in crisis to our community’s extended network of resources for assistance and to prevent them from falling into homelessness whenever possible. The Hotline also allows us to collect an enormous amount of data about the homeless population in our region; armed with more knowledge about their specific needs, we are now better equipped to help move these families towards stability.
During the period of July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016, the ForKids Regional Housing Crisis Hotline received a total of over 27,000 calls from 13,000 callers, 35% of whom were requesting emergency shelter because they had nowhere else to go. On average, the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline receives 528 calls each week.
REGIONAL HOUSING CRISIS HOTLINE CALL VOLUME BY FISCAL YEAR
As of July 15, 2016, the Hotline now covers all cities of greater Hampton Roads, except Portsmouth. The below chart shows the growing importance of the hotline as a critical connector between households and hundreds of vital community resources.