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 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!

5th Annual Chili Cook-Off for Charity –

Our “Cook-Off” will be held Sunday, October 2nd from 3:00 – 6:00.  Last year we made over $3000 to benefit children and families in Virginia Beach.  We hope to surpass that total this year and will once again have a fantastic raffle!  Please save the date –

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.