Save the Date! We are looking forward to a very special WAV Luncheon and you’re invited to be part of this great event.

Some key features of this year’s luncheon:
– Powerful keynote speech from Virginia Beach Police Department Sergeant Lanis Geluso
– Hosted by Kristen Crowley TV Personality of WTKR News 3
– Introducing the “Brooke Briggs Community Impact Award” to recognize two individuals for their contributions to our mission, and honoring the legacy of Brooke Briggs, former SH Major Gifts Officer.

Friday May 10th
Check-in begins at 11:30
Program from noon-1:30
Westin Town Center, Virginia Beach

You can purchase individual tickets or sponsor a table. We also have additional event sponsorship opportunities! Contact for more info. All proceeds support Samaritan House’s mission to end violence in Hampton Roads.

Samaritan House is committed to ending violence in all forms. We offer hope and healing through programs and resources designed to work with each individual’s needs. We know that no two stories of violence or abuse are identical. We also know the power of  community, and how comforting it can feel to simply hear the words: “You are not alone.”

We invite anyone who has made the journey from VICTIM to SURVIVOR to share their story – anonymously or not – to release some of the pain from the past and possibly help someone else take the steps they need to be safe and walk away.


The mission of Samaritan House is to foster personal safety, growth and self-sufficiency in adults and their children through the freedom from sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness.

Since 1984, Samaritan House has provided emergency and permanent housing, support services and community outreach to victims of violence and homeless families in the Hampton Roads region. We own and operate 12 safe houses for emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing violence and those at risk of losing their homes. Samaritan House utilizes a holistic approach to meet the needs of victims and their children. Our clients receive support through case management, counseling, victim advocacy, nutrition assistance, transportation, access to medical care and vocational training. Our children’s program works with youth to establish healthy relationships, build self-confidence and ultimately break the cycles of violence. 65% of the clients we serve are children.

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