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Adult and Senior Care

inhomerespiteIn-Home Respite Care

Do you care for an older adult in your home? Need a break from the rigors of caregiving 24/7? Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia can help.

A trained respite worker will stay in the home with your loved one, providing companionship and ensuring their safety. In-Home Respite Care provides the caregiver with an opportunity to run errands, visit the doctor, or relax knowing that your loved one is being well cared for while you are away.

In-Home Respite Care is offered at $8.00 per hour. Care receivers must be 60 years of age or older to receive services. Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia will perform a free in-home assessment, and will match a trained, background-checked respite worker with your family.

Respite services DO NOT include bathing, personal care, housekeeping or transportation.

Services are provided to residents of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and York County.

For In-Home Respite Care services, please call (757) 456-2366, ext. 1054 or email 

Companion Care


Catholic Charities’ Companion Care Program provides a little extra help in your home. Our workers provide companionship, safety monitoring, medication reminders, transportation to appointments, errands and outings, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, activities to bring joy to your day, and overnight assistance if needed.


  • Companion Care Workers cannot provide any personal/medical care
  • Companion Care Workers are trained and undergo extensive background checks and drug screenings.
  • Companion Care Program is for seniors who are at least 60 and older.

The fee is $16.00 an hour with a minimum of one shift per week (4 hour minimum) (when overnight help or transportation is utilized there is an additional fee). Call 757-456-2366 ext. 1054, or email for more information or to sign up for the program.


Catholic Charities serves as Guardian for individuals who have been deemed incapacitated by the courts. When no family member is able to take on the care of their loved one, Catholic Charities’ Guardianship case workers take on the role of caregiver. Individuals in the Guardianship Program receive on-going case management and on-going monitoring of their needs and services. In its role as Guardian, Catholic Charities assumes responsibility for the personal affairs of an incapacitated person, including responsibility for making decisions regarding the person’s support, care, health, safety, rehabilitation, therapeutic treatment, appropriate housing, residential services and supervision. Guardianship clients become our family members and are cared for throughout the remainder of their life.

As Conservator, Catholic Charities is responsible to manage the estate and financial affairs of the individuals, including investments and monthly bills, monitored by the commissioner of accounts by each locality we serve.

Catholic Charities is appointed by the Circuit Court as guardian and/or conservator for persons who have no appropriate individuals in their lives to serve in that capacity. These services are grant funded or private fee funded. You of your attorney may call Mirlande Sledge for more information at (757) 467-7707.

Representative Payee

Often the Social Security Administration or some other payer source requires that individuals at-risk of being financially exploited or unable to handle their own financial affairs have someone oversee their financial accounts and the payment of their monthly bills. This is a role Catholic Charities can fill.

Eligibility Criteria

The process begins with telephone intake and requires paperwork from the Social Security Administration and/or other financial income sources. Cost is fee-based and clients must be 18 years or older. Services are available throughout Hampton Roads, Suffolk, Williamsburg and the Eastern Shore. Please contact (757) 456-2366 for more information.


  • Community Partners

    Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia could not be successful in its work without the help of engaged community partners. We are proud to work alongside the following organizations who make our community stronger and healthier!