Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings & Provisions (H.E.L.P., Inc.) is a local non-profit organization providing food, clothing, shelter, medical and dental care. H.E.L.P. has owned and operated H.E.L.P. House Family Shelter in Hampton since 1982 and continues to be the only year round emergency shelter for families since the closing of Friends of the Homeless. H.E.L.P. has served the needy and homeless on the Peninsula for over 25 years by providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless families. The closing of Friends of the Homeless impacted demand greatly but fortunately A Night's Welcome, H.E.L.P.'s emergency winter shelter program to house the homeless opened in October and PORT, Link's emergency winter shelter program opened in November to help accomodate the high numbers. For more information please contact Charlotte Dillow at cdillow@help.hrcoxmail.com