Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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        Heron’s Landing receives donation

Heron’s Landing receives donation

Virginia Supportive Housing can now provide more permanent housing and support services for formerly homeless veterans, thanks to Dominion Virginia Power.  The Dominion Foundation has donated $25,000 to VSH communities in Hampton Roads, including its newest Heron's Landing in Chesapeake on S. Military Highway.  To learn more about VSH, visit

From left: Herons Landing resident Kendra Smith, Virginia Supportive Housing Executive Director Esther Robert, Dominion Virginia Powers Regional Manager of State and Local Affairs Max Bartholomew and Herons Landing resident Sue Ross with her service dog Doodle. Before they found Herons Landing, Smith, Ross and Doodle lived in cars.

Kendra Smith shows Dominions Max Bartholomew around the housing community for single adults with no children. Having their own mailbox is a big source of pride for the formerly homeless residents.

The Herons Landing residents also take care of their own garden, which has corn, tomatoes and other fresh vegetables. 98% of the people VSH serves do not return to homelessness.