Press Releases

Crescent Square Opens in Virginia Beach

March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016 (Virginia Beach, Va.)—The South Hampton Roads region expanded its capacity to house and serve vulnerable individuals with the opening of Crescent Square in Virginia Beach on March 8, 2016.

The 80-unit property will house 42 individuals who experienced homelessness and 38 whose incomes are 50% or less than the Area Median Income, or $25,000 per year.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with special guests Virginia Beach Mayor William Sessoms and
Norfolk Vice Mayor Angelia Williams is scheduled for March 8 at 11 a.m.

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“Find Art Doors” Challenges the Community to Find the Hidden Door

October 13, 2015

Richmond, Va. (Oct. 8, 2015)—As a grand finale to the Find Art Doors public art installation and to kick off the auction for the 40 unique doors, organizers will hide a door in the City of Richmond and are challenging the general public to find it. Beginning Oct. 14, Virginia Supportive Housing and Art on Wheels—the creators of Find Art Doors—will release one clue each day until the door is found. The first to find the door and post a photo of it to Instagram will win a champagne brunch at The Jefferson plus bragging rights. Clues will be posted at and on Instagram at #findartdoors. The doors represent those salvaged from the renovation of one of Virginia Supportive Housing’s local apartment communities for people who were homeless. “Each door is as unique as the people we serve—people from all walks of life whose varied circumstances led to homelessness,” said Andrea Butler, director of mission advancement for VSH. “This art installation has raised awareness of homelessness and the fact that we can solve it,” added Butler. “The celebration and auction will raise funds to support our mission to end homelessness and help people reclaim their lives.”

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Virginia Supportive Housing Names Andrea Butler Senior Director of Mission Advancement

July 7, 2014

Richmond, Va.(July 7, 2014)– Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) appointed Andrea L. Butler as senior director of mission advancement, a new position designed to strengthen public and private support for Virginia’s largest provider of permanent solutions to homelessness. As a member of the leadership team, Butler will oversee VSH’s fundraising, external affairs and marketing-communications programs.

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Virginia Supportive Housing’s Alice Tousignant Inducted into Virginia Housing Coalition’s Hall of Fame

June 24, 2014

Staff Member Julie Anderson Joins the Virginia Housing Coalition’s Top 40 Network
Richmond, VA – June 24, 2014 – The Virginia Housing Coalition inducted Alice Tousignant, the executive director of Virginia Supportive Housing for 16 years until retiring in December 2013, into its Hall of Fame on June 19, 2014, at its annual luncheon.

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Virginia Supportive Housing Receives $95,000 Grant from Wells Fargo to Support Neighborhood Revitalization Project

November 14, 2013

Grant is part of a $6 million effort to help revitalize communities impacted by economy

Richmond, VA – November 14, 2013 – Wells Fargo & Company announced today a donation of $95,000 to Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) that will be used to renovate a supportive housing development in South Richmond.

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