Aspire, a Mobility Mentoring-Informed Partnership

We connect women with trained mentors, who guide and encourage them to think big and navigate obstacles as they invest in their family’s future. Over the course of three years, aspire participants attain and identify aspirations through goal achievement and shift their lives from surviving to thriving.

Aspire addresses all areas of a person’s life holistically (family life, health, finance, education and career), while the flexible, personalized goal-setting values participants’ unique aspirations. Participants are able to earn rewards as they achieve their goals, such as cash incentives, safeguarding against barriers caused by financial hardships. 

The Aspire Pilot is a collaborative funded through Women United in partnership with the United Way of South Hampton Roads.

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Strive is a 12-18 month economic stabilization program for women parenting in Southside Hampton Roads. Through intensive coaching and goal planning with a mentor, Strive will empower, coach and support women as they reach stability. Goal emphasis will be on gaining stable housing and increasing income.

Strive will provide cash incentive every three months as long as Participants are meeting their goals. Upon graduating from Strive, participants have the option to move on to the Aspire program to continue working towards their long-term goals and self-sufficiency. 

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Pregnancy and Parent Support

CCEVA is here to support you in your vital role as parent. We have Care Centers on the southside and peninsula which offer free diapers and baby supplies to families in need. Case management services are also provided to help pregnant women and new parents make a safe parenting plan, and to discuss and address all of the family’s needs. Families also receive help in connecting to other available community resources addressing needs such as: housing, employment, insurance, and education. Our staff will follow families for a year to ensure that they are in the best position possible to raise healthy, happy children.

Please call (757) 456-2366 on the southside, or (757) 875-0060 on the peninsula, or (757) 837-3160 on the Eastern Shore for help from our Care Centers.

Grandparents as Parents

We have support groups designed specifically to provide help, advice, and support and to lend a listening ear to family members who are raising their grandchildren or the children of other relatives. Together, we address the unique issues and questions, needs and obstacles of parenting a relative’s child. Our groups provide a place to openly express your feelings, gain a positive focus, receive emotional support, and share information on community resources and social activities. We invite you to join us to explore the joys and challenges of raising the children of relatives.

Currently, we offer support groups in the city of Norfolk.

Please call (757) 456-2366 for more information.