News & Events

Our Work –

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.

Thanks to Casby’s Kitchen & Tap we provided school supplies to many children so they could start the school year off right.  We have also purchased numerous Recreation Center memberships for the children and many of them were able to attend summer camps.  Our clothing closet has helped over 100 families this past year and many thanks to those who have donated clothing.  We have also been able to buy needed items (underwear, socks…) thanks to your financial donations.

CHRISTMAS 2018 – We were able to help 53 families and 144 children during the holidays.  Thanks to all of you who helped buy, wrap and deliver presents!

Our 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off was held Sunday, October 21, 2018. It was a huge success and we want to thank all of those who participated and contributed raffles prizes!  Special thanks to Total Wine & More, Becca at the Cavalier, Aldo’s, Cobalt Grille, Lash CEO, Pilates Fitness Club, Sabrina’s Hair Salon, Trader Joe’s and the Wyndham for their donations.   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.