Hope House Foundation serves adults with developmental disabilities at 14 apartment complexes in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. When choosing a location, we consider a number of things, including access to public transportation, walkability, hospitals and other medical care, recreation centers and libraries, nearby shopping and restaurants, and safety. We also consider the ability to modify apartments to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive devices as needed.
Learn more about each neighborhood.
DEEP CREEK, CHESAPEAKE
Located in a quiet community just two miles from the Major Hillard Library, Marina Heights offers spacious two- and three-bedroom apartments, with easy access to parks, shopping, cinemas, and churches.
Team Leader: Diana Harris
Located in a quiet community in central Chesapeake, Lake Village offers spacious two and three-bedroom apartments, with easy access to local parks, the Elizabeth River, shopping, and churches.
Team Leader: Corie E. Hardy
Harrington is within walking distance of Ghent’s Naro Cinema and video store, as well as the many shops and restaurants on Colley Avenue and 21st Street. There are a number of synagogues and churches within a few blocks.
Team Leader: Alyson Kershaw
Hope House Ten
The Hope House Ten is not a location, but rather a group of self-advocates who live in apartments throughout Norfolk, but mostly in Ghent. Historic homes, eclectic dining and shopping, a dog park, and the walking path by the Hague are major attractions for these folks, as is the ease of public transport on light rail or buses.
Team Leader: Debbie Knowles
Our Princess Anne team is in the heart of Ghent, within walking distance of Stockley Gardens, restaurants, places of worship, shops, and a dog park. It’s just a few blocks from Sentara Norfolk General, and downtown Norfolk is a few minutes away by bus or car.
Team Leader: Maria Jones
This eight-unit brick apartment complex is in the picturesque West Ghent neighborhood, near a 7-11 and the Orapax, a popular Greek restaurant and pizzeria. Downtown Norfolk, Ghent, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and numerous parks are within walking distance.
Team Leader: Terri Ann Versprille
Our Pelham team is in the heart of Ghent, within walking distance of Stockley Gardens, restaurants, places of worship, shops, and a dog park. It’s just a few blocks from Sentara Norfolk General, and downtown Norfolk is a few minutes away by bus or car.
Team Leader: Nicole Adams
This 16-unit apartment complex is just one block from ODU, and within walking distance of concerts, art shows, and sporting events on campus or the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The Hermitage Museum, Downtown Norfolk, and the shops and restaurants in Ghent easily accessible by public transport.
Team Leader: Kimberly Rose
WARDS CORNER, NORFOLK
This location offers two-bedroom apartments in a quiet, friendly neighborhood near the Norfolk Naval Station and the newly renovated Ward’s Corner Shopping Center. The library is right around the corner, with several restaurants and churches nearby. Titustown Recreation Center and the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center are a short drive away.
Team Leader: Monica Hardin
This 16-unit apartment complex in the Ocean View neighborhood is right on the bus line, offering easy access to the new Pretlow Public Library and concerts at Oceanview Park. Churches, shopping, and casual dining are within walking distance, and the beach is less than a mile away.
Team Leader: Josh White
This location has 30 units, and is right across the street from the beach at Ocean View, along with the new Pretlow Public Library, Ocean View Park, and a bus stop. A fishing pier, casual dining, shopping, and churches are within walking distance.
Our newest location is right across the street from the beach at Ocean View, is walking distance from several parks, the Ocean View Station Museum, shopping, casual dining, and churches.
Team Leader: Dottie Powell
SHADOWLAND, VIRGINIA BEACH
This location in the sought-after Shadowlawn neighborhood is less than a mile from the southern end of the Virginia Beach oceanfront, and just steps away from a bike path that leads to the beach. The oceanfront library is within walking distance, along with resort area restaurants, museums, shops, and entertainment. Neighbors are friendly, laidback, and always willing to lend a hand.
Team Leader: Taryn Subeh