News & Events

Our Work in 2015/2016

We were able to help over 500 youth and families this past year with resources including food, clothing, books, bikes, linens, beds and holiday gifts.

We provided 118 children holiday presents!  Thanks to all of you for your donations – many children had a wonderful Christmas because of you!

5th Annual Chili Cook-Off for Charity –

Our “Cook-Off” was held Sunday, October 2, 2016.  Despite the rain, we had a great turnout and a fun time!  Many thanks to Total Wine & More, Catch 31, Hilton Oceanfront, Long Jewelers, Kelly’s, Lashes & A Wink, Adventure Park, Planet Pizza, New River Taphouse, Sunrise CafĂ©, Casby’s Kitchen & Tap, Pleasure House Brewing, Ashland Sawyer – Atlantic Bay Mortgage, Bill Weakley – Towne Mortgage, and Metamorphosis Salon & Spa for their generous donations for the raffle. We made $3000 to help the children in need in Va. Beach!

Please visit Our Gallery for pictures from past years.

Our Mission

FRIENDS exists to help youth who come to the attention of the Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court. We are dedicated to providing charitable time, programs and resources to embrace at-risk youth and families with the help and support of a caring Virginia Beach community.

Our Work

FRIENDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1991. We receive referrals from social workers, police officers, probation officers, schools and attorneys. The Virginia Beach Court Service Unit accepts both volunteers and interns.

To find out more about how YOU can help donate to at-risk youth and families, visit our donation page.