Silent Nights

"Silent Nights" is our year end campaign to raise much needed funds to provide crisis services to families fleeing violent situations.  Your gift sends a message that there are people that care, even on their darkest day.  We want this holiday season to bring happiness and joy to the lives of those who have been isolated, abused and made to live in fear.  Thank you for providing more "Silent Nights" of peace and safety to those that need it the most!  Click here to make a tax deductible year end donation.  Be sure to scroll down in the donation portal and select "Gifts of Joy/Silent Nights"

What does your dollar do?

$81 dollars buys a night of shelter as well as all of the wrap around services that goes with it to include  basic life needs such as as underwear food, bedding, clothing, and toiletries.  It includes children's trauma informed programming, work force development legal advocacy, counseling and housing stabilization services.

$25 will help a parent get needed documents that were left behind.

$500 will sponsor a family for the holiday season.

$1000 supports lifesaving Crisis Intervention to imminent danger victims fleeing violence:  transport, emergencies and protective orders. 


Donate a Bag Of Bling!!

Now through December 15, you can donate a "Bag of Bling" to a lady within the shelter.  With each purchase, not only will a client receive a gift of jewelry but 10% will be donated back to the H.E.R Shelter.  Call 757-754-6208 for more details.  

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!!

Thank you for choosing to support the H.E.R. Shelter. While much of our programming is supported through a variety of grants, many innovative projects and simple niceties of life are not.  We work tirelessly to  provide safety, advocacy, leadership, sustainability and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, stalking and homelessness.  Thanks to the support of our community, we are able to provide the best possible services to the women and children who are in our shelters.   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.

We also accept in-kind donations of household goods, clothes , paper products etc .  We do have limited space so please contact Summer to confirm we can accept your donation.

Thank you for supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.  Together we can make a real difference in the lives of others!

  • 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  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.