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Harbor House Shelter Virginia
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.

~ Norman B. Rice

Harbor House TRANSITIONAL (SHORT STAY)
Since 1988, VBCDC has provided emergency shelter to homeless families at Harbor House. Harbor House is a furnished townhouse with two master suites able to accommodate two four-person families or one large family. Each family has their own master suite with bedroom and private bathroom. Downstairs living space is shared. VBCDC pays for all utility services. Harbor House is conveniently located near the bus line, shopping center with a grocery store, and Tidewater Community College.

Harbor House Transitional is available to serve up to two homeless families for up to 90 days with the purpose of providing housing and support services in an effort to promote self-sufficiency.

VBCDC case managers conduct weekly home visits to the families in Harbor House. During these visits, the case manager assesses the needs of the family and assists the family in developing a Family Action Plan. The Family Action Plan establishes steps to reaching goals necessary for self-sufficiency. Case managers also link families to community resources for additional assistance.

Educational workshops are offered on a monthly basis on topics including financial management, career development, parenting, health and other life skills topics. VBCDC provides residents with assistance in resume writing, job searching, interviewing skills, and maintaining employment.

Though employment is not required for entry into Harbor House, employment is a key component to achieving self-sufficiency and a requirement for transferring into transitional housing. Families who maintain sufficient employment and comply with the program rules and regulations are eligible to move into VBCDC’s two-year transitional housing program.

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