Emergency Assistance

Mental Health Emergency:

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 if you are in crisis and a threat to yourself or someone else.  If you are not a client but are severely distressed and need to speak with a mental health counselor, please call 757-627-LIFE (5433) or 757-496-3500.

If you are currently a client utilizing Mental Health Counseling services from CCEVA, please call 757-274-4956.

Pregnancy:


If you are pregnant, you may wish to speak with someone about your life changing situation. Choosing whether to parent or place your child with an adoptive family may be the most important and far reaching decision you will make in your life. Catholic Charities is staffed by professional social workers who are trained specifically to help you make the best decision for you and your unborn child. Our pregnancy counseling services are free and strictly confidential. Catholic Charities’ staff also can link you to resources in the community needed for a healthy pregnancy including pre-natal care, housing and adoption choices. Please contact our staff at 1-800-CARE002 (1-800-227-3002)

Financial Assistance:


Financial assistance may be available to individuals and families in financial need. We receive more applications than funding and completing an application DOES NOT guarantee financial assistance.

All requests for financial assistance are by appointment only. Calls are taken beginning at 9AM, the first business day of each week. Prospective clients must call (757) 533-9569 to schedule an appointment. Calls are accepted until all available appointments are filled. Once all available appointments are filled, the appointment line is closed until the following week. Walk-In requests for financial assistance are not accepted. Additional documentation (such as proof of income, proof of identity, and a copy of the bill) may be required to submit your application for financial assistance. Sources of funding are limited.

Requirements for eligibility include:

Eligibility:


  • Renter or Homeowner must physically occupy the property as his/her principle residence.
  • Bill must be in Occupant’s name at time of request.
  • The Bill should not be delinquent more than 30 days at the time of application.
  • Program can not serve clients who were served within an 18 month period.
  • Individual or Family must be in a crisis beyond their control.
  • Applicants must show the ability to maintain self-sufficiency after assistance is awarded.

Support Groups Available

Dealing With Grief & Loss

Support groups are available both day and evening for those experiencing the pain of grief and loss. Please contact Kelle Watson at 467-7707 or kwatson@cceva.org for more information.

Beyond the Warfront

A group for military members and/or their significant others. There are no age requirements and meetings are held at the Naval Air Station Oceana Education Support Center on base.  Please contact Marcela Osorio at 467-7707 or mosorio@cceva.org.

No Spouse Left Behind

This group provides a 9-week support experience for spouses of military men and women. Topics related to the stressful lifestyle of having a deployed spouse will be highlighted, including single-parenting, and tools to reduce anxiety and depression. For more information, contact Anna Daugherty at 757-467-7707 or adaugherty@cceva.org.

Body Image Concerns? Self-Esteem Issues?

ImageCARE is an eight week group for women of all ages who are struggling to maintain a healthy body image and are looking for resources and support to help them heal. Please contact Susan Melnyk at 757-467-7707, or smelnyk@cceva.org for more information.

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Who We Are

Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life. In order to remain faithful to our mission, Catholic Charities is guided by these core values: Respect, Compassion, Competence and Stewardship.

Contact CCEVA

CCEVA Administrative Office:
5361-A Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: 757.456.2366
Fax: 757.456.2367

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One who receives God’s gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with increase to the Lord.

Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, USCCB