Our Community Outreach Ministries are non-sectarian initiatives of the church, with no discrimination because of age, faith or creed, gender, income, race, or sexual orientation. The outreach ministries are available seven days a week to all residents in Newport News and surrounding areas.
We provide food as well as nutrition education, medical and personal care, substance abuse counseling, emergency assistance, housing assistance, day shelter, mail and telephone services, laundry facility and basic hygiene care . Most importantly, St. Paul’s is a safe place where people may find peace and rest, friends, and opportunities to serve God and thy neighbor.
Most of the people served by our outreach ministries are single adult men; single women and single parents with young children also find services of care and support here. Many of the adults have long histories of mental health, physical illness, mental retardation, drug addition or alcoholism. Many others lack formal education and struggle to access networks of support and care.
The Rector, church members ,volunteers, and other part-time staff oversee all outreach activity at St. Paul’s. They are assisted by over 120 active volunteers who come from churches, civic organizations, and companies from all over Hampton Roads.