Call First Call for Help, 757-594-4636 x2 beginning at 10:30am Mon-Friday and request to come to THRIVE and you will be given a pick-up time. You can request a later time slot if the one you are offered does not work for you.
If it is your first time visiting us, a THRIVE team member will call you ahead of time and fill out your food profile so we can better understand your food needs. This is only done once. At each service, you will receive a weeks’ worth of fresh, frozen, and shelf-stable items.
Monday-Thursday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Requirements for assistance*:
Preferences are given to clients who*:
Applicant must reside in Newport News, Hampton, York County
The name of the applicant must be on the bill
Eligible bills include utilities, rent, and other needs are considered when they are vital to your sustainability (i.e. childcare, transportation, car repairs)
If THRIVE is able to assist with a portion of the bill, the applicant must be able to supply the remaining portion of the bill to prevent utility cut-off or eviction before our portion is released.
Applicant has not received financial assistance from THRIVE within 3 years
*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. Select 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.
To apply for assistance immediately, click the Help button below and fill out our secure online application.
To apply by phone, call our request line: 757-877-6211 ext 1. which is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 9am – 11am. Leave a message and a THRIVE team member will return your call to take your application within 1 business day. To submit an application immediately, please click the button above to apply online.
Reside in their current place of residents for 6 months or longer
Able to cover next months' bills with their income
Need less than $800 to complete bill payment, understanding that THRIVE can still only provide a portion and the client must provide the other portion before payment is released
Have an eviction notice, court date, or utility cut-off notice (qualification temporarily lifted)
Virginia Housing Development Authority has created a Renter Handbook (click here to view)
Virginia Poverty Law Center has created excellent resources for tenants to learn their rights during the outbreak.
Click here to view their resource for Rental Tenants
Click here to view their resource for people in staying in Hotels or Motels
Click here to view their eviction flow chart
Click here to view their recommendations on requesting a payment plan from your landlord
Click here to view their FAQ on evictions
Who Else Can Help Me?
If you have lost income due to COVID-19, you may be able to get assistance through these two programs:
RMRP - Peninsula residents, help with rent or mortgage
SAFE Program - City of Newport News residents, help with a number of expenses
There are two main referral lines in the community that can direct you to other helping agencies.
Housing Hotline: 757-587-4202
First Call for Help: 757-594-4636