Welcome!

The H.E.R. Shelter is a private, non-profit agency, certified by the United Way of South Hampton Roads, and the statewide coalition: Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA). We participate in the Coordinated Crisis Response, a 24-hour emergency hotline where a trained advocate can assist individuals in need of information, referrals, or - when appropriate - can provide safe, emergency housing for a woman and her children. The H.E.R Shelter currently operates two shelter facilities in the cities of Portsmouth and Chesapeake, Virginia.


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Support our work today!

H.E.R. Inc is a nonprofit - meaning all of our support comes from grants and donations!  We work day in and day out to provide safety, sustainability, and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, and stalking. And you can make that happen! Just click the link below to make a financial donation today! If you are interested in donating in other ways (time, clothing, etc) please check out the Donate/Volunteer sections on our site by clicking the tab at the top of the page.


Thank you so much for enabling us to improve and assist our community as a whole!

Proud to Partner With:

Now through October 2018, we are happy to honor our Night of Gratitude 2018 Event Sponsor - Chesapeake Regional Medical Center!