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Securing the Future 

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Honorary Committee

Elizabeth and Kevin Stevenson,

Bruce and Joan Berlin
Michael Berlucchi
Bruce Bradley
Matt Breitenberg
Andy Buchanan
Chris Carrasco
Veronica Coleman
Bill DeSteph
Bobby Dyer
Sandra and Miles Leon
Elaine Luria
Theresa and Chuck McPhillips
Francine Olds
Michael Simone
Doug Smith
Bob Stanton*
Jody Wagner
Brad Waitzer


Campaign Committee

Allison Stanton McDuffie,

Bob Bibbs
Jeff Brown
Holly Cross
Christina Duncan
Tom and Jennifer Dye
Steve Freeman
Laura Habr
James Hinton
Robert and Kristen Jones
Drew Lankford
Jim McCaa
Bruce and Connie Meyer
George Moore*
Michele Partridge-Lane
Victor Philleo
Gabi Rosenblum
Jack Ross
Laura C. Rowe
Elizabeth Stevenson


Project Taskforce

Billy Almond
Jeff Brown
Freddie Fletcher
Steve Lucas
Mark Matel
Michele Partridge-Lane
Laura C. Rowe
Jordan Smith
Sharon Smith
Bob Timms
Todd Walker

The Help. Hope. Healing. campaign is a significant endeavor that will enable JCOC to dramatically increase the number of people we lead out of hunger and homelessness.

The centerpiece of the campus will be a new 20,644 sq.ft. building complex to provide:

  • 38 affordable-housing units (approx. 300 sq.ft. each), greatly expanding JCOC’s role in building a bridge for the homeless to move into permanent homes of their own.
  • A more inviting, flexible and cost-effective dining hall and safe space for those dealing with food insecurities. The complex will house our Community Dinner, Food Pantry and Family Food Box programs.
  • New administrative offices for JCOC’s Rapid Rehousing  and supportive programs to help participants achieve self-sufficiency.

This campaign comes at an especially critical time. The pandemic has battered the local economy and the employment market, dislodging even more people from the moorings of job and home stability. Escalating rental rates compound issues confronting our clients. These disruptions will be felt for years to come. The vision of the Help. Hope. Healing. campaign is to build facilities and deliver services to counter the impact of these negative forces.

This effort will bring together the City of Virginia Beach, the Commonwealth of Virginia, community leaders and a broader philanthropic base in a true public-private partnership to dramatically improve JCOC’s capacity to serve those in need.

Help. Hope. Healing. is not just about a building—it is about changing peoples’ lives. Thank you for considering a gift of support to the campaign. Your contribution is an investment in saving lives and improving our community..

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