Hampton Roads/Tidewater: Self-Advocacy Organizations/Groups

Organization/Group

What they do

People to People (South Hampton Roads)
Website: N/A
(757) 567-4819
Person of Contact:
Paula Travers-Charlton
Email: N/A

People to People (Arc of Virginia) provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to get together for social and recreational activities
Meeting time & place: first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM. Eggleston Services on Ingelside Road, Norfolk, VA

People First of Virginia Beach/Akton Club
(757) 567-4819
Person of Contact:
Nancy Monteith, Advisor
HSPeople1stofVB@vbgov.org

People First (Arc of Virginia) provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to get together for social and recreational activities.
Meeting time and place: second Saturday of the month from September to May (except January)

Arc of Greater Williamsburg
150 Strawberry Plains Rd., Suite D, Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 229-3535
www.thearcgw.org
Person of Contact:
Pam McGregor, Executive Director,  pam.mcgregor@thearcgw.org

The Arc of Greater Williamsburg serves adults with developmental disabilities with 8-10 programs each month providing Adapted Wellness, Self-Advocacy & Life Skills training, Arts & Culture, and Social & Recreational Therapy. In addition, there is a Day Support Program.

VersAbility Resources
Formerly known as the Arc of the Virginia Peninsula
2520 58th Street, Hampton, VA 23661
(757) 896-6461
www.versability.org   
Person of Contact:
Kendra Wormley, Sr. Operations Manager kwormley@versability.org

VersAbility supports people with disabilities in leading productive and fulfilling lives.

VersAbility is a comprehensive provider, serving over 1,500 individuals with disabilities in employment, community living, day support, and early childhood programs.

Beacon House
3808 C  Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA  23452
(757) 631-0222
www.beaconhouseclubhouse.org
info@beaconhouseclubhouse.org

A Clubhouse is a place where people belong -- a place where people with brain injuries come to be productive and enjoy contributing to a common cause.

Chesapeake Bay Chapter of National Federation of the Blind
(757) 286-9407
www.nfbv.org
Person of Contact:
Theresa Willis, President, Theresa_willis@hotmail.com

The Chesapeake Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind provides opportunities for people to come together who want to improve the lives of blind people.
Meetings:  4th Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at the Virginian Steak House located at
620 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach
Membership: $14.00
Fees:   meal costs.
Transportation:  no

Greater Williamsburg Chapter of National Federation of the Blind
(757)565-1185         
www.nfbv.org
Person of Contact:
Corlis Jones, President,  Cmjones153@cox.net

The Williamsburg chapter of the National Federation of the Blind provides opportunities for people to come together who want to improve the lives of blind people.

Tidewater Chapter of National Federation of the Blind
(757) 622-2797
www.nfbv.org
Person of Contact:
Stewart Prost, President,  sdprost@cox.net

The Tidewater chapter of the National Federation of the Blind provides opportunities for people to come together who want to improve the lives of blind people.
We meet at the Orapax Restaurant, located at 1300 Redgate Ave., Norfolk.           

Peninsula Chapter of National Federation of the Blind
(757) 898-1781
www.nfbv.org
Person of Contact:
Urika Harrison, President,  Missharrison41@verizon.net

The Peninsula chapter of the National Federation of the Blind provides opportunities for people to come together who want to improve the lives of blind people.
Meet the second Friday of each month from 01:00 to 03:00 at the North Hampton Library, 936 Big Bethel Rd.,Hampton, VA

Endependence Center, Inc.
6300 E. Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA  23502
(757) 351-1585
www.endependence.org
Person of Contact:
Cheryl Ward, Education Advocacy Coordinator,  cward@endependence.org

The Endependence Center provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to come together and meet new friends, hang out, work on advocacy projects, and learn about hot topics.
Meetings:  the Advocacy group meets monthly (look at calendar of events for dates/times).  Mix and Mingles are held (look at calendar of events for dates/times) for ages 18-35 and for those over age 35). 
Membership:  everyone is welcome to attend                                                       
Transportation: tickets can be purchased from Handi-Ride

Hampton/Newport News Community Service Board
600 Medical Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 788-0300
Person of Contact:
N/A?
BoardInfo@hnncsb.org

The Hampton Newport News provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to get together to improve their self-advocacy skills.
Meetings:  the 4th Tuesday of every month from 4:15 – 5:15.
Membership:  must receive services from the CSB and have an intellectual disability
Fees:  no                                  
Transportation:  no