Emergency Shelter

It is a hard transition for any person to leave their home or their belongings and come into shelter. It becomes harder still when children are added to the situation - they can be confused, scared, and anxious at new places and people. Her at HER, we do our utmost to prepare safe and welcoming spaces for women and children fleeing situations of domestic or sexual violence, homelessness, or human trafficking. Thanks to our amazing community, the common spaces and individual rooms in our shelters are up-to-date and hopefully quite lovely!

Portsmouth Domestic Violence Shelter

The larger of our two locations, the Portsmouth Shelter was opened in 1995 after the organization outgrew its original premises. Currently, it is also the location of our Employment, Housing, Children's, and Volunteer Services offices.


Chesapeake Domestic Violence Shelter

The Chesapeake Shelter (called the Beazley Center for Hope), was opened March 9th, 2015. The first of it's kind in the city of Chesapeake, we are humbled to be able to offer such needed services to a new population. Also in this building, are our Executive, Case Management, Legal Advocacy, and Hotline offices.


Portsmouth "RESTORE " Homeless Shelter

In September of 2018, HER Shelter acquired this facility . Without this service there would be no year-round emergency homeless shelter for the City of Portsmouth. The RESTORE Homeless shelter has 25 beds for  homeless families. All families in need can access help through the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline 757-587-4202.