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How Do I Request Help from THRIVE?

Food Assistance

Call First Call for Help, 757-594-4636 x2 and request food assistance. You will be directed to a pantry closest to you. To come to our food pantry, call First Call beginning at 10:30am on days we are open and request to come to our facility. At THRIVE, we allow you to shop for your own food. You are invited to select a weeks’ worth of fresh, frozen, and shelf-stable items.

Pantry Hours
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm*
Tuesday: 10:30am – 2:00pm*
*Pantry hours extend to 5:00pm, as needed
4th Wednesdays: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Rent & Utility Assistance

Requirements for assistance:

  • Applicant must reside in Newport News, Hampton, York County
  • The name of the applicant must be on the bill
  • Eligible bills include utilities, and rent (phone bills, car expenses, medication costs etc. are not eligible expenses)
  • 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

Preferences are given to clients who:

  • Reside in their current place of residents for 6 months or longer
  • Are members of the A.L.I.C.E. population, who are considered the “working poor” (defined by the United Way here)
  • 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

Who does THRIVE assist with rent and utilities?

To apply for assistance immediately, click the 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 Thursday from 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 to apply online.

Who Else Can Help Me?

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

Contact Us

General Inquiries: contact@thrivepeninsula.org

Phone: (757) 877-6211
Fax: (757) 847-9377

Thrive Peninsula

13195 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 2C
Newport News, VA 23602-8320

Outreach Center
Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuesday: 10:30am – 2:00pm
*Pantry hours extend to 5:00pm, as needed
4th Wednesdays: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Service is by call-ahead appointment.




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