We have been CHALLENGED!!

The Schofer Family and Coach Wendy, MD LLC has challenged the HER Shelter to raise $5,000 during the month of November.  Every dollar raised up to $5,000 will be matched by them!  What an exciting opportunity to turn your one dollar donation into two!

The Schofer Family and Coach Wendy, MD LLC chose this time of year to challenge other HER Shelter donors because of one word.  GRATITUDE.  If you, like the Schofer's, have a sense of gratitude for all you have been blessed with, even during this pandemic, please consider making a donation. 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our clients feel gratitude.  A safe place to lay your head at night is something we should all experience and be grateful for.  Not everyone can say that, but because of you, survivors of domestic violence ,who seek shelter within our walls, can.

We thank you for sharing your blessings with us.

If you would like to contribute towards this challenge gift, please donate below.  At the end of the month, every dollar donated will be matched.  Thank you for helping the HER Shelter take advantage of this very generous opportunity!


Unfortunately, due to COVID 19, we are unable to accept donations as we typically have in the past. We are only able to accept items that are considered essential to shelter life, items on our amazon wish list and items that are urgent needs of our clients (which will be posted here on Facebook.) Essential items include face masks, non-perishable foods, diapers, personal and feminine hygiene products, paper products, large garbage bags, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent pods, new socks, strollers, bus passes, Wal-mart and grocery store gift cards. Our amazon wish list is https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2ASVJK6RUXED0?ref_=wl_share
To make arrangements to drop off a donation please call the office at 757-485-1445 and ask for Summer. Thank you to all of our loyal supporters. We are grateful for you!

Summer can also be reached via email here.

  • Donate through Amazon

    Amazon is an easy way to support the H.E.R. Shelter.  There are two easy ways to help!

    • You can simply make a purchase from our Amazon Wish List.  Pick what you would like to donate and it will be shipped directly to our shelter to be shared with our clients.  When you see the list, it is some of the basic  needs for our ladies and children.  You can view our wish list here.
    • You can also donate through Amazon Smile.  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchase to to the H.E.R Shelter.  It is the same Amazon we know and love with the same products, same prices and same service.  Start your shopping by logging in through smile.amazon.com.  For your first purchase just search for Help and Emergency Response.  0.5% may not seem like a lot but it adds up over the year.  Check it out here.

Vehicle Donations Now Accepted!

Thanks to our partnership with Vehicles for Charity, we are now able to accept your car, boat or RV as a donation to the HER Shelter.  They can be in ANY condition including non-working! Click here to begin the process! You can also call 1-866-628-CARS.  Just be sure to tell them you are supporting the HER Shelter!

Click here for all of the answers to your questions!!

Support the work of the H.E.R Shelter.  Make a donation today!

Thank you for choosing to support the H.E.R Shelter.  While much of our programming is suported through a variety of grants, may innovative projects and simple niceties of life are not.  We work tirelessly to provide safety,  advocacy, leadership, sustainability and support for surviors of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, stalking and homelessness.  Thanks to the support of our commnity we are able to provide the best possbile services to the women and children who are in our shelters and in our community programs  The H.E.R Shelter is a registered non profit agency so your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  

If you would like to make a credit card donation just click on the button below..  If you would like to donate via check, please make it out to H.E.R. Shelter and send it to:  PO Box 2187 Portsmouth VA 23702.

Thanks for your support.  Together we can save lives!

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