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  • Visit The Market at THRIVE
    **PLEASE READ** All shopping visits are by appointment only - no walk-in's. New appointments will be available to book starting at 11am each day (Saturday - Wednesday) for a timeslot that is 48 hours in advance of your visit. If there are no appointments today, check back tomorrow. We ask for your patience as we look to increase our capacity while managing a high volume of requests for help. Click here to book a visit to The Market at THRIVE. What is The Market at THRIVE? It's a free food market where you can pick out 100% of the food you bring home. We focus on fresh foods and stock a variety of fresh and frozen items, as well as shelf-stable goods. This Market is open to anyone who is a resident of Newport News, Hampton, York County or Poquoson. There are no income restrictions to book a visit. Anyone is eligible to shop for groceries every 30 days.
  • Financial Assistance (rent, utilities, childcare, transportation, etc.)
    TAKE OUR ELIGIBILITY SCREENER to see if you qualify for help CLICK HERE to answer a short questionnaire. If you meet the basic qualifications, you will be linked to our application. Requirements for applicant to receive assistance* have household income that exceeds monthly rental cost by $500 or more per month. DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED. resident of Newport News, Hampton, York County, or Poquoson name of applicant is on bill bill is a critical need such as utilities, rent, childcare, etc., which is linked to household sustainability (transportation, car repairs, work uniform or equipment) applicant can supply a portion of the total amount requested *There is no guarantee that we will be able to assist you. THRIVE receives a high volume of requests and has a limited amount of funding available* At the core of THRIVE’s ministry is financial coaching services. Applicants who are extended an appointment for assistance will be required to bring in paperwork that demonstrates your complete household income and expenses for a financial coaching session.
  • Holiday Support
    Holiday Baskets - THRIVE will not offer Thanksgiving or Christmas baskets in 2023. Christmas Help - THRIVE's Christmas assistance program does not take applications. Recipients were selected based on their participation in our financial services programs over the course of the year.
  • Level Up Financial Coaching
    Learn how to balance your budget, get out of debt, improve your credit score, or reach your personal financial goals. Plus, you can earn incentives when you reach financial milestones through our new Level Up program. Call us today to be paired with a coach: 757-877-6211 ext. 4. This is a free service and all coaches sessions are 100% judgement-free and confidential.
  • ID / Birth Certificate / Social Security Card Assistance
    THRIVE can assist you to obtain copies of these documents at no cost to you. Call us to learn how: 757-877-6211x1
  • Who Else Can Help Me?
    There are two main referral lines in the community that can direct you to other helping agencies. United Way Community Assistance Network: 757-229-2222 Housing Crisis Hotline: 757-587-4202
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