Working to Make a Place for Community Members with Developmental Disabilities

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How do I contact Hearts & Homes?

A:  Email us at [email protected] or call 757-955-0774.

Q:  When was Hearts & Homes founded?

A:  Hearts & Homes was founded in 1993 as BizNet, Inc.

Q:  What kinds of needs do your residents have?

A:  Our residents have needs that require a range of services from supervised, independent       living to around-the-clock  intensive care.  Our resident have developmental disabilities.

Q: Why is there a need for an organization like Hearts & Homes?  

A:  Virginia Beach currently has a waiting list of over 300 people with developmental                   disabilities who have applied for funding for residential service and support.  Of these,           just over 100 meet urgent status criteria because they no longer have a desirable place         to live.  This often occurs when parents become too elderly to care for them.  There is           also a significant waiting list of Virginia Beach residents with autism spectrum disorder         who have applied for similar assistance.

Q:  What are the alternatives to Hearts & Homes for developmentally challenged


A:  Please contact the Department of Human Services' Developmental Services Unit at 

     757-385-0060 or click here to visit their website.

Q:  Where does Hearts  & Homes provide housing and care for developmentally                 disabled adults?  

A:  Hearts & Homes provides housing in Virginia Beach right now.  Services are provided by       the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services' Developmental Services Unit.  

Q:  Who are the people involved with Hearts & Homes?

A:  Parents, community members, business leaders, the medical community, caregivers             and our residents.

Q:  How can I volunteer with Hearts & Homes?  

A:  Email [email protected] or call 757-955-0774 for more information.

Q:  How can I make a donation to Hearts & Homes?

A:  To donate online, click on a PayPal Donate button on any page on this website or           mail check or money order to Hearts & Homes, P.O. Box 61657, Virginia Beach, VA

      23466-1657.  Thanks in advance for your tax deductible support!