News & Events

Our Work in 2014/2015 

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 are now gearing up for Christmas and will be providing holiday presents for those in need.  Please contact us if you would like to help make someone’s Christmas special!

4th Annual Chili Cook-Off for Charity –

Our “Cook-Off” was held Sunday, October 11th.  We had great weather (after having to reschedule from the week before due to the rain) and a great time! We made over $3000 to benefit children and families in Virginia Beach.  Many thanks to all of our community partners who donated raffle prizes.

Please visit Our Gallery for pictures.

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.