Help and Emergency Response (HER) Shelter

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). The H.E.R. Shelter is a 30-day emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and homeless individuals as well as their children. They can house up to 42 women and children at one time in its 15 room, 6 bathroom facility. They also provide in-shelter meals. EVMS Family and Community Residents provide weekly medical care. It also has a 24-hour emergency hotline where a trained advocate can assist individuals in need with information and referrals. Help and Emergency Response, Inc. provides leadership, advocacy, and resources to survivors and communities affected by Domestic Violence and Homelessness.


    • Administrative Location

    • HER Shelter
      P.O. Box 2187
      Portsmouth, VA 23702
    • Project Location

    • Portsmouth, VA
    • Project Partner(s)

    • Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, United Way of South Hampton Roads
    • Participant Eligibility

    • Faculty, Residents, Physicians, M3, M4
    • Project Categories

    • Community Service, Clinical Service, Service Learning
    • Project Scope

    • Local
    • EVMS Department(s)

    • Family and Community Medicine
    • Points of Contact