The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
HRCAP connects people to educational, social and economic programs that create self-sufficiency thereby changing lives, creating hope and making our community a better place to live.
The Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP) (formerly Office of Human Affairs) is a non-profit community action agency that has been serving residents in Southeastern Virginia for over 50 years. HRCAP's mission is "to plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs that foster self-sufficiency through educational, social and economic development." The agency provides services in the areas of education, employment, emergency assistance and housing that enable low-income individuals and families to escape the grip of generational poverty and find a path to self-sufficiency and prosperity. HRCAP operates 20 programs in five cities (Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, and Portsmouth) including a Veteran homelessness prevention initiative and one of the largest Head Start programs in the state of Virginia.