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Join Menchville House on Tuesday, May 6, as we participate in "Give Local 757!" - an unprecedented 24 hour online fundraising campaign for non-profits throughout Hampton Roads where we will have more than 20 chances to WIN additional prizes and matching funds.


Please help us kick off our first year as a Give Local 757! participant by pledging to donate to Menchville House at anytime on Tuesday, May 6th.    We ask you to donate early, check out our Facebook page, and share with your friends so that you can help us reach our $50,000 goal and to keep moving women "from HURT to HOPE!"

Please note that donations of $50 or more are most helpful in this campaign as these level of donations result in a greater chance that Menchville House wins one of the prizes including additional donation funds.   All donations are appreciated (minimum of $25), but donations over $50 have the greatest impact in this campaign!

Click here for our pre-pledge information or for an information sheet.

Come back to this site on Tuesday, May 6th, click here and make your donation.

For further information please contact Laura Gonzalez at 845-826-2156 / 757-833-5980 or email us.

Welcome to Menchville House

Menchville House, a 501(c) 3 organization, is an emergency housing facility for homeless women and their children.

Menchville House is a emergency housing facility for homeless women and children, located in the Denbigh area of Newport News on Warwick Blvd. This forty six-bed facility offers shelter for women and their children up to the age of 18. 

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. We accept homeless women and their children as residents for up to 6 months. 

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.

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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

Mailing Address

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

Other Contact Information

Phone: (757) 833-5980
Fax: (757)833-5981

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