Our History

On April 29, 2009, a meeting was held where over 130 faith community members, city representatives and service providers in Virginia Beach came together with one shared mission:
To realize our personal and collective 
responsibility to our fellow man, and mobilize our community to end homelessness.

This meeting has since led to the formation of BEACH, a community partnership between citizens and faith, business, nonprofit and city organizations. Individually, each entity has made an impact on the homeless community, but BEACH believes we can achieve much more if we work together.

(December 8, 2009 City Council briefing presentation)