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.

We provided 129  children holiday presents!  Thanks to all of you for your donations – many children had a wonderful Christmas because of you!  We are currently busy getting school supplies and clothing for the children so they can 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.

7th Annual Chili Cook-Off for Charity –  

Our 7thAnnual Cook-Off will be held Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3 – 6 p.m.  This is our big fundraiser for the year and we hope to see you there!  Please call us at 385-8019 for details.  We will have some fantastic raffle prizes and great food and drinks!

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.