Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk

Provides bill and housing assistance, the Nightstay program, and referrals for local people in need.

CAPS networks with local agencies and churches in order to provide more comprehensive assistance. Clients are connected to homeless shelters, food pantries, transportation services, counseling, or legal assistance depending on their needs.

You can read more about CAPS at their blog:

CAPS is always looking for volunteers to serve in a variety of roles. You can fill out their volunteer form at

CAPS is also accepting donations to help local families with housing and food. If you would like to donate, you can do so online at or you can write a check and mail it to: 

Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk

PO Box 1117

Suffolk, VA 23439


Current Needs for CAPS

  • Furniture Ministry: Help deliver donated furniture to families moving into permanent housing. Call Sohn McGough at 757-582-2660 or email to help with the next furniture delivery.

  • Night Stay: Provide meals and overnight supervision to guests staying in area churches. Contact Jan Pruden at