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April Update 

Thank you for responding to our call for help with the kitchen project at Menchville House. 

It has been a blessing to see how much our community cares for the homeless families that we serve, and your donation toward this critical maintenance need is greatly appreciated. With your help, the plumbing work and painting has been completed, and all that remains is to finish laying floor tiles, clean the area, and return things to their place. We hope to complete the project and reopen our kitchen soon.

Prior Update:  Back in December, we shared a "call to action" with you. To date, we have received $5,350 designated for the $17,500 Kitchen Plumbing Project. At this time, we desperately need your support before we can start the work.

We have shut down the rooms on that side of the building to temporarily prevent back-ups so that the kitchen can remain functional. However, this has decreased our ability to provide shelter for more families. We are anxious to begin the plumbing work so that we can return our facility to full capacity.

We were advised that foundation settling is probably the cause for the drainage problems, and we will need to resolve this issue to prevent backups once we reopen the rooms. Settling is an issue throughout our facility, and engineers are still assessing the cost of repairs to fix the rest of the building.

 
  • The repairs that are required will cost over $17,500 and will result in the temporary shutdown of our kitchen for at least two weeks (dates to be determined). 

    In addition, we are currently unable to use the resident rooms on that side of the house until the plumbing issues are resolved. 

    This closure will take us down to a 50% occupancy at a critical time of the year until repairs are completed. We hope to complete this project as soon as possible so that we can get these rooms back in service during our peak season. 

    Please consider helping in one of the following ways so that our facility remains functional for the families staying at Menchville House:

    Help us to meet this need financially by sending in a check, donating via credit card through our website, or give through PayPal or Givelify. Every little bit helps! You can use this link to donate: http://menchvillehouse.com/donate.html.

  • Sign up to deliver a pre-cooked meal during the kitchen shut-down.
  • Contribute disposable paper products (plates, bowls, cups, napkins, & plastic utensils) for meals during the kitchen shut-down.
  • Share the need with your friends, family, and coworkers.

 

 
Menchville House, a 501(c) 3 organization, is a forty six-bed emergency housing facility for homeless families.

Menchville House is a forty six-bed emergency housing facility for homeless families, located in the Denbigh area of Newport News on Warwick Blvd.

The agency works with other homeless service providers and social service agencies that offer families the services and support needed to return to self-sufficiency.

Menchville House started in April, 1998 as the vision of three women to establish a shelter for homeless women and their children.  They believed it to be Godís will.   And, indeed, there were many unexplained circumstances as the idea was quickly adopted by the community of Hampton Roads, Virginia. 

The concept of healing hurting women and their children was brought to reality in an old, run-down, 18-unit apartment building. The community immediately pitched in to remodel the building into a lovely group home. 

The first homeless woman and her child moved into a transitional apartment at the shelter in April, 2001. Since then, 1000 women and their children have moved from hurt to hope to become healthy, independent and contributing members of their communities.

If you are experiencing a
HOUSING CRISIS
Call 1-866-750-4431

Program Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Commit to making positive changes in their lives.
  • Obtain employment.
  • Be drug-free for at least six months. 
  • Not be involved in any criminal activities or lifestyle. 
  • Aggressively seek affordable housing and work towards removing housing barriers.
  • Accept case management.
Program Services

To help residents, Menchville House staff provides or arranges essential services and support including:
  • Case Management
  • Housing Assistance
  • Financial Literacy
  • Goal Development
  • Nutritional Advice
  • Healthcare Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • Educational Assistance
  • Children's Programs

Menchville House
 P. O. Box 22687
Newport News, Virginia 23609-2687

Phone: (757) 833-5980
Fax: (757)833-5981
MenchvilleHouse@verizon.net