"...But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."
Since the early 1980s, our community has been committed to ending homelessness in Virginia Beach through a tapestry of faith, city, and nonprofit organizations working together. BEACH Community Partnership is the thread that connects these entities.
BEACH, which stands for Bringing an End to All City Homelessness, is a voluntary association of all individuals and organizations who want to be a part of the community effort to end homelessness and is the heart of our unified coalition. Since its creation in 2009, the partnership has grown to include representation from more than 30 faith, local government, and nonprofit organizations, and various subcommittees that plan and implement projects in key focus areas.
We lead and coordinate activities that most effectively address and seek to prevent and end homelessness through effective and coordinated community-wide efforts in Virginia Beach. Learn about our role in the community and how we accomplish our mission.Learn more
Our partnership currently includes representation from more than 30 faith, government, and nonprofit organizations. Learn about the role of our Governing Board and the many dedicated partners who make up BEACH.Learn more
Find out when we meet and view BEACH General Membership and Governing Board meeting agendas and minutes.Learn more
Support our community effort to end homelessness by becoming a member of BEACH, on your own or with your organization. Learn how to join and other ways to get involved.Learn more