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May 2017 Kitchen Final Update

It's been a long journey, but the kitchen is fully operational again. The plumbing and foundation has been repaired. (Thanks to A-1 Plumbing and generous donors for coming to our rescue!) In addition, the entire kitchen was painted, a new ceramic tile floor was installed, and all equipment and supplies were put back in place. We are pleased to report that the kitchen, and the resident rooms above, are now reopened. 

We could not have completed this work without your donations of funds, meals, and paper products, and we are truly grateful that our community came together in our time of need. Please feel free to stop by and take a peek at our “new” kitchen or to sign up to prepare a meal through our Dinner Program.


We would like to recognize the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation, Alison Woodard, Denbigh Kiwanis Club, Grace United Methodist Church, Jerry Plassman, Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Louis DeGrace, Old Point National Bank (Sherwood Branch), St. George’s Episcopal Church, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Tamy Thompson, Debra Deihl, James Russell, Anne Thornton-Lindsay, and the Hampton Baptist Church Garber – Chandler WMU Group for their financial contributions towards this project.

We also appreciate the meals and food provided by Christine Robinson, St. Jerome Catholic Church, Lezlie Love, Salvation & Deliverance Church, Hampton Roads Republican Women, Hampton Roads Good Samaritan, Grace United Methodist Church, Ferguson Enterprises, Tina Garris & Dexter Radcliffe, Deer Park Baptist Church, Hakima Muhammed, Tom & Kathy Harmon, Willie Pollard, the Junior League of Hampton Roads, Renewing of the Mind Ministry, Hilton Baptist Church, Pam Cooke, Girl Scouts Troop #1544, Jonney Harvie, Gail Asher & Friends, Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, Women’s Club Newport News, Reformation Lutheran Church, Heart2Heart Women’s Ministry, Gregory Britt, Louise Ragland, Alpha Gamma Xi Sorority, Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, Wally Johnson, Grace Lin, Panera Bread, Menchville Baptist Church, and Faith Baptist Church.

Thank you, as well, to all who donated much-needed paper products while the kitchen was closed: Christine Robinson, Grace UMC, Tom & Kathy Harmon, Women’s Club Newport News, Hilton Baptist Church, Denbigh United Presbyterian Church, St. Luke’s UMC Lift Circle, Denise Letta, Parkview Baptist Church, Warwick Memorial UMW, and Faith Baptist Church.

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 God’s 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
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