Community Partners Office 
We believe care coordination is the key to pulling together resources from the various organizations and faith groups we partner with.  This reduces missed work, and wasted resources like time and gas.
 
 We make every effort to coordinate with faith groups and community organizations to bring the services to the people in need, and reduce the number of doors they must find and approach.
 
In the spirit of this, the Community Partners Office at Williamsburg House of Mercy hosts willing community providers to bring services and necessary resources to our clients.
 
Our goal is to provide tools and resources, like job search assistance, budget counseling, and help with applying for government assistance, in order to attain long-term stability.
 
We have also partnered with various healthcare providers to bring Healthcare to the Homeless, by providing occasional on-site medical counseling and consultation to the homeless.
 
Partners currently offer:
 
Virginia Employment Commission veterans’ representative, providing liaison services to area veterans
 
Volunteers VEC trained in job search assistance, resume writing assistance, job application assistance, interview coaching, and assistance with transportation to and from work.
 
Budget counseling provided by Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia provides counseling and resources to increase financial literacy, understanding banking, and developing budgets that will build assets for a more stable future.
 
Haircuts for the Homeless provided monthly by local hair stylist, Becca Richardson.
 
Virginia Health Department is present at each first Friday Mobile Food Pantry conducting blood pressure checks.  Flu shot clinics are held in the Fall.
 
If your organization is interested in utilizing the Community Partners Office to provide on-site community services, please contact our Executive Director, Shannon Woloszynowski at 757-229-3700, or swojo@bedeva.org .
    

Partner Faith Groups

Saint Bede Catholic Church

Williamsburg United Methodist

King of Glory Lutheran

Saint Olaf Catholic Church

Williamsburg Community Chapel 

Bruton Parish