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Do You Have What It Takes To Lead?

StandUp For Kids - Hampton Roads is building its base of committed leadership volunteers. We are looking for dedicated, self-starters who possess the passion and drive to end the cycle of homelessness for youth in Hampton Roads. If you would like to learn more about using your unique skills and talents to make a real difference in the life of homeless youth, please email your resume to Please also include a few sentences about what you wish to achieve by working with us. We will contact you with information about our next volunteer orientation.

Coastal Virginia Magazine Giving Back Awards

Coastal Virginia Giving Back Awards

We didn't receive enough votes to make it to the second round but thank you to those that voted for StandUp For Kids - Hampton Roads, VA Chapter. There are some heavy hitters in the remaining 50 and quite a few of them partner with us to help homeless and at risk youth. Please consider casting your votes for one our partners:

Blankets for the Homeless

ForKids Inc.

Judeo-Christian Outreach Center

Samaritan House

Seton Youth Shelters

Union Mission Ministries

There are certainly others on the list that assist us from time to time as we all work together to help those in need so it will make a difference no matter who you vote for.

Thank you.

Young Man Earns GED Thanks to StandUp For Kids

Blaise Burns in graduation robe

At age 14 Blaise was homeless after dropping out of the ninth grade due to circumstances at home. At age 17 he was addicted to drugs and in jail in Syracuse, NY. After his release last October, his brother brought him to Virginia for a second chance at life.

Blaise had trouble staying clean and ended up back on the streets. A talented singer-songwriter, he made money playing guitar for strangers at the oceanfront of Virginia Beach. Exhausted and weary, a friend brought him to the Crow's Nest, a drop-in center run by the Hampton Roads chapter of StandUp For Kids. Click here to continue reading.

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About Us

Hampton Roads Leadership

Since 1999 StandUp For Kids has partnered with Seton Youth Shelters to host a drop-in center for kids in need, we call "Crow's Nest." Located at the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Crow's Nest is open Tues. and Sat. evenings, 7 - 9 p.m. We offer mentoring, help with education and employment, shelter and medical referrals, a warm meal and lots of friendship and unconditional love.

Our volunteers "walk the streets" to assist kids in need. We provide food packages, hygiene products, first aid supplies, survival gear, and a shoulder for them to lean on in times of need. Often a child comes to the center, week after week, for a bite to eat and a bit of social activity. Every week, this young person will begin to open up to a counselor and let us know of his or her distress. Through a simple act of listening we provide the most powerful help.

Together with our volunteers, sponsors and partners we are providing the stability and support critical to the future of these young people


Contact the chapter to see how you can help

Email us to find out how you can join our all volunteer program helping homeless kids improve their lives