Local Providers / Organizations

The following disability service providers, organizations, and businesses are supporters of Faith Inclusion Network of Hampton Roads.They send representatives to our FIN general meetings and are available to work
with faith communities in implementing their inclusive ministries.

2-1-1 Virginia
Dial 2-1-1 for free information available for health and human services, including disability services.

Phone: dial 2-1-1
Website: www.211virginia.org

Abba List
Abba List is a list of free support resources available in local churches and in the community.

Website: http://www.abbalist.com/

Access Outdoors
Access Outdoors lends all-terrain/beach wheelchairs, all access wheelchairs, all terrain walkers, portable ramps/walkways, upper extremity recumbent bicycles and side-by-side adult three-wheel tricycles.

2100 Steppingstone Square,
Chesapeake, VA 757-424-8336
Contact: Jesse Kemp
Phone: 757-424-8226
Email: jesse.kemp@dbhds.virginia.gov

Arts Inclusion Company
Arts Inclusion Company is an inclusive theatre company where all are able. Individuals of all abilities are welcomed and encouraged to participate in all aspects of the arts. We provide workshops, mentorship programs, along with theatrical and concert performances.

Phone: (757) 315-8818
Website: www.artsinclusioncompany.com
Contact: Meaghan Mozingo
Email: artsinclusioncompany@gmail.com

Celebrating Special Children
An online resource of services for children with disabilities and related articles. See article by FIN director, Karen Jackson under Archives tag on website called “Faith and Your Child with Special Needs”

Website: www.celebratingspecialchildren.org

Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads
Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, helping them reach their full potential by providing family support, education and social opportunities.

6300 East Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone number: 757-466-3696
Contact: Carolyn Howlett, Office manager
Email: dsahr@verizon.net
Website: www.dsahr.org

4200 Colley Avenue, Suite A
PO Box 6044,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Phone number: 757-622-6400
Website: www.homesforkids.org
Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment and Endowment (F.R.E.E.) of South Hampton Roads
Our mission is to acquire and provide mobility related rehabilitation equipment to maximize functional independence and improve quality of life.

P.O. Box 66207
Virginia Beach, VA 23466
Office Phone: 757-771-6183
Contact: Robin Ramsey
Phone: 540-777-4929
Email: robin@free-foundation.org
Website: www.free-foundation.org

Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO)
Contact: Amy Thurston
Email: athurston@hrtpo.org
Website: http://www.hrtpo.org
Let’s Open Doors
Our mission is to support the civil right of Equal Access for persons with disabilities and the aging population by advocating the accessibility of all entry doors.

Website: www.letsopendoors.net

Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, Essential Pieces Tidewater
Essential Pieces Tidewater is an educational and supportive program. We offer free adult workshops for parents/caregivers/professionals of individuals affected by disabilities. Additionally, we offer Community Adventures, which are guided & supported field trips and social events for adult and child individuals affected by disabilities and their families. Essential Pieces also offers free resource matching/connection and EDCD Waiver trainings monthly.

Office Phone: 757-722-4707
Website: www.lfsva.org
Contact Person: Hollie Stephens, Essential Pieces Coordinator
Email: essentialpiecestidewater@lfsva.org

Moms In Motion, LLC and At Home Your Way
Disability Advocacy Organizations to assist with applying for and managing the EDCD, DD and ID waivers

Website: www.momsinmotion.net & www.athomeyourway.com

Sign with Me VA
Sign With Me Virginia provides a wide variety of ASL and other products for adults and children of different abilities. All our products we have used or researched personally and recommend in the teaching and/or learning environment.

Website: www.signwithmeva.com

Virginia Navigator
Contact: Sue Minnick
Email: sue@virginianavigator.org
Phone: 757-244-4707
Website: www.disabilitynavigator.org

Family Forward Services, LLC
Person Centered Nursing Care and Educational Advancement

Forest Haven Ln.
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Phone: 757-484-7501
Contact: Erica Hermann, Chief Operating Officer
Email: e.hermann@familyforwardservices.com
Website: www.familyforwardservices.com


Hampton Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities
The Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities was created in 1979 to be the catalyst agent to coordinate our City’s efforts for the equality of opportunity and access for our citizens with disabilities. It advocates for the disabled community in matters of accessibility in daily living, monitors currents state and federal legislative matters effecting people with disabilities, cooperates and consults with local and state agencies and organizations which focus on people with disabilities, surveys city-sponsored activities to insure that they are accessible, publishes a quarterly newsletter and other related brochures and undertakes special projects.

c/o: Hampton Parks and Recreation,
22 Lincoln Street,
Hampton, VA 23669
Phone: 757-817-3607
Contact: Richard Turner, Chairman
Email: richardbturner@aol.com
Website: www.hampton.gov

Lutheran Family Services of Virginia
Programs include education services, adoption and foster care, community-based in home care, developmental services for adults and older adult services and grief support in areas throughout Virginia.

130 Research Dr., Suite 300, Hampton, 23666
Contact: Ellen Bushman, Director of Development
Phone: 757-722-4707
Email: ebushman@lfsva.org
Website: www.Lfsva.org

VersAbility Resources (formerly the Arc of VA Peninsula)
VersAbility Resources supports people with disabilities in leading productive and fulfilling lives. We currently serve over 1,400 citizens with disabilities in employment, community living, day support, and early childhood programs. Our service area includes the entire Hampton Roads region, as well as the ten counties on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. Last year, individuals with disabilities participating in VersAbility’s employment programs earned more than $6.2 million in wages and benefits.

Address: Main office: 2520 58th Street, Hampton, VA 23661
Office phone number: (757) 896-6461
Website: www.versability.org


City of Norfolk Therapeutic Recreation Center
The Therapeutic Recreation Program offers goal-based therapeutic programs for individuals with disabilities; using recreation as a therapy tool to improve functioning in physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains. Please call the TRC to set up an intake assessment with a CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) to start the journey to reaching you or your loved ones goals!

180 E. Evans Street, Norfolk 23503
Office Phone: 757-441-1764
Contacts: Catherine Bradshaw, Senior Recreation Supervisor II, catherine.bradshaw@norfolk.gov
Melody McMahan, melody.mcmahan@norfolk.gov
Website: www.norfolk.gov/goodtimes

Eggleston Services
Eggleston Services provides training education and employment opportunities for adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities. We currently have 26 programs in 13 locations across the Hampton Roads area.

1161 Ingleside Road, Norfolk, 23502
Office Phone: 757-858-8011
Contact: Paul Atkinson, Jr., Training Coordinator, 757-963-8393×12,
Email: atkinsonjr.paul@eggleston.org
Website: www.egglestonservices.org

The Elijah Foundation
The Elijah Foundation is a community based, non-profit organization that provides books and support to children coping with disease, disorder, dysfunction or any life challenge. Also see, www.childheroespublishing.com.

1371 Hallandale Road, Norfolk, 23502
Office Phone: 757-286-8181
Contact: Sharon Liddle, Executive Director
Email: sl@theelijahfoundation.org
Website: www.theElijahFoundation.org

Norfolk Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities
The Norfolk Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities provides presentations on sensitivity, accommodations, and the ADA. They also provide mediation for resolution of conflicts on issues of disabilities and accommodation, education, civil rights and the ADA.

Norfolk, VA 23507
Office Phone: 757-625-0969
Contact: Shirley Confino-Rehder, Commission Chair
Email: scr@univdesign.com

Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO)
The Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) mission is to bring the joy and healing power of quality arts experience to people in health and dependent care environments. Through training, advocacy and outreach, ensure artists, caregivers and community volunteers have the tools and resources they need to create a variety of experiential arts programs for elders and others with special needs. In FY14, TAO presented 235 programs, including four regional workshops, in 70 locations in seven cities. 6300 attendees participated in music, dance, drama, poetry and visual arts programs and 252 artists were involved. 238 volunteers contributed more than 6,400 hours to support every aspect of TAO’s work.

809 Brandon Ave., Suite 300
Norfolk, VA 23517
Phone: 757.965.5155
Website: www.TidewaterArtsOutreach.org
Contact: Mary Ann Tobaz, Founder and Director
Email: MaryAnn@TidewaterArtsOutreach.org

Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services
Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services is a faith based non-profit counseling center based in Norfolk, VA. As an extension of the faith community we have offices located in eleven area churches and are financially supported by several congregations. Our mission is to provide quality mental health counseling services, clergy support and training and community support to the people of Hampton Roads.

7305 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23505 (Business Office)
Office Phone: 757-623-2700
Website: www.tidewaterpastoral.org
Contact Person: Marty Phillips, Executive Director
or Katie Bush, Office Manager
or katie@tidewaterpastoral.org

The Up Center
The Up Center provides six different programs for people with disabilities. Please visit our website for more in-depth information on each program.
     Camp Horizon
     Family Life Program
     Individuals and Opportunities Day Support Program
     Therapeutic Recreational and Behavioral Consultations
     Representative Payee and Legal Custodian Programs

222 West 19th Street, Norfolk 23517
Office Phone: 757-622-7017
Contact: Patricia J. Coale, MS, CTRS, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, 757-965-8630
Email: patricia.coale@theupcenter.org
Website: www.theupcenter.org

Urban Renewal Center

The Urban Renewal Center (URC), located in Norfolk, Virginia, is a faith-based community development organization. We care about the citizens and believe that people are the most important part of the city. Our programs and projects aim to help the citizens maximize their potential.

The local church has a role beyond its walls to participate in God’s presence, voice, and hand in the city. The First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk is a crucial partner in launching the URC. The URC bridges education, faith communities, and the broader community for positive impact for common good. It promotes spiritual vitality, examining needs in the community and responding to them with practical support.

Website: https://theurcnorfolk.com/

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) administers the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s disability. The laws enforced by EEOC apply to all types of work situations, including reasonable accommodation due to disability or religion, hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

Federal Bldg. Suite 739,
200 Granby Street,
Norfolk, VA 23510
Email: info@eeoc.gov
Office Phone number: 800-669-4000 or 800-669-6820 (TYY)
Phone number: 757-441-3135
Website: www.eeoc.gov


There are currently no local provider listings in Smithfield.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, Inc.
Mental Health Counseling Program
We offer counseling services to children and adults, couples and families.
We work with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and stress, problems in adjustment, behavioral problems, and relationships.
We accept most kinds of insurance, and also offer a sliding scale based on family income and number of people in the household.
We are not equipped to serve clients suffering from psychosis, or those whose intellectual capacity would prohibit them from benefiting from counseling.

5361-A Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Office Phone: 757-456-2366
Contact: Betsy Murdock, Clinical Director
Email: bmurdock@cceva.org
Website: www.cceva.org

David Adam Beloff Photography
David Adam Beloff, a photographer who grew up in Hampton Roads, captures many moments with his camera. David’s work spans from artsy black & white images and portraits to the colorful rock stars that perform at various venues in Hampton Roads.

P.O. Box 8773 Va Beach, Va. 23450
Office Phone: 757-617-2266
Website: www.dabphotos.com
Contact Person: David Beloff
Email: dbeloff@cox.net

Dianna Swenson, Vocal Inclusion
Singing lessons for people of all ABILITIES and ages, group lessons available

Address: 709 Lord Nelson Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757 560 9672
Website: http://vocalinclusion.weebly.com
Contact Person: Dianna Swenson
Email: dmwasson@yahoo.com

F.A.C.T. Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater
F.A.C.T. provides autism awareness, resources, and social programs for children and teens on the autistic spectrum. Social programs include spring and summer camps, monthly socials and specialized outings. To see all they have to offer, please see the above website.

520 Viking Drive,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Office Phone: 757-422-2040
Contact: Pam Clenenden, Director of
Camp Gonnawannagoagin
Email: pam4fact@peoplepc.com
Website: www.camp4autism.org

Hearing Loss Association of Virginia Beach

The Hearing Loss Association of Virginia Beach is a volunteer, nonprofit organization for people with hearing loss, their relatives and friends. Our purpose is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing Information, Education, Advocacy and Support for all those with hearing loss and their families. There are approximately 36 million people in the United States with hearing loss and 60% are between the ages of 21 and 65. We are here for you!

We offer monthly meetings for education, support and to learn more effective coping skills. We have information on assistive devices, captioning, and available resources. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

Office Phone: 757-535-9364
CapTel: 757-726-6039
Contact: Don Doherty, MA, Ed.S.
Website: www.hlaavirginiabeach.com

Jewish Family Services of Tidewater
Maryann runs two social groups for Jewish individuals, (adults). “Chaverim Group” is for adults with developmental disabilities. “Simcha Group” is for adults with chronic mental illness. She is also the case manager for Jewish individuals with disabilities.

5000 Corporate Woods Drive Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Office Phone: 757-459-4640
Contact: Maryann Kettyle, Special Needs Case Manager
Email: mkettyle@jfshamptonroads.org
Website: www.jfshamptonroads.org