Working Together to Make a Difference

BEACH is a community partnership between citizens and faith, business, nonprofit and city organizations who are working together in Bringing an End to All City Homelessness.

Individually, each entity has made an impact on the homeless community, but BEACH believes we can achieve much more if we work together.

We strongly believe in our vision: our city, our homeless, our shared responsibility.

The Story Behind the Starfish

"...But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."

- Excerpt is adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley

News & Events

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Virginia Beach Continuum of Care FY 2013 Application

The Virginia Beach Continuum of Care FY 2013 Consolidated Application,  including the priority listing of projects,  is available for review here

Point-in-Time Count & Project Homeless Connect RESCHEDULED 

The Point-in-Time Count of people who are experiencing homelessness has been rescheduled for the evening of Thursday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. 21. Project Homeless Connect has also been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 212 19th St.  LEARN MORE