Saturday, February 25, 2023 is designated as the “Coldest Night of the Year 2023” to bring attention to the challenges faced by those facing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Even though we’re experiencing warmer temperatures than usual, the need is still very real. Many of our homeless neighbors will sleep outside with a forecasted low temperature of 41 degrees on Saturday night and 80% rain.
For more than 36 years, Judeo-Christian Outreach Center (JCOC) has served meals and provided housing services for this vulnerable population in Virginia Beach. On the 25th, JCOC will provide meals, as it does every night of the year, to those in our community who don’t have the resources for their next meal. This is addition to 55 homeless single adults sleeping in our Emergency Shelter located at the Housing Resource Center, as well as 8 Veteran Transitional Housing clients and 16 Permanent Supportive Housing clients warmly sleeping in our apartment building.
You are invited to join us and others across 10 states in observing the “Coldest Night of the Year 2023” and the struggle many homeless men, women and children are facing.
Together we can make a positive impact on not only the Coldest Night of the Year, but every day by:
- Making a donation to JCOC’s food and housing programs
- Volunteering with us in many different ways as a group or as an individual – from serving Community Dinner to helping with Food Pantry to preparing toiletry bags for our Day Support program
- Keep Snack Bags in your car to give to homeless you see in the community
- Encourage homeless individuals to call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline for help – (757) 227-5932
- Share these life changing opportunities with your friends and family