Mission: Stop of hampton roads, inc. Is a non-profit corporation organized to carry out community action programs which are generally funded by revenue from agency programs and grants from local, state and federal agencies. Such grants usually requires compliance with prescribed grant conditions and other special requirements, including the furnishing of certain amounts of cash or non cash contributions.
Programs: Weatherization stop's weatherization assistance program (wap) provides funds to reduce the heating and cooling costs for low income families and to ensure their health and safety. Assistance services are available for low income households, particularly for the elderly, individuals with disabilities and families with children. Stop's wap weatherized 200 families and 804 individual homes during this fiscal year.
community services block grant (csbg): stop's community service block grant (csbg) administrative funding grant, also provided one-time crisis intervention for 534 individuals and 198 families who experienced financial difficulty in meeting their basic needs for the payment of rent/mortgage, utilities or emergency housing assistance.
supportive services for veterans families (ssvf): stop's supportive services for veterans families(ssvf) program primary focus through the vet-re-connect program is to promote a "housing first" model through a multitude of support services. By placing veterans and their families in a safe and permanent environment, their chances of achieving housing stability become much greater. Assistance offered through this initiative include rental, moving costs, transportation, child care, utility fee payment, security or utility deposit, general housing stability or emergency housing. Stop's supportive services for veterans families (ssvf) program served 101 families.
other program expenses represents grants received from housing, project disc. , youth dev. & tutorial asst. , education & training and other client assistance programs.
STOP Inc depicts the epitome of what its mission statement is. The organization reduces the effects of poverty by assisting low and moderate wage earners and economically disadvantaged residents of Eastern Virginia achieve self-sufficiency through program and service initiatives which encompass education, employment, housing and health for the improvement of their quality of life.
I had a situation where an employer asked me if I knew of any organization that could help her employee maintain her home for her and her young child. Immediately I thought of STOP INC. The result was that STOP INC was able to give her financial and budgeting training, the organization awarded assistance to her to pay her security deposit and first month's rent so that she and her son could move out of the shelter where they had been for almost 90 days. STOP INC also was able to connect her to a local before school and after school daycare facility to watch over her child, as she had to report to her current job by 5am each day. The transformation in this young woman was almost immediately noticeable. She felt confident in the care being giving for her son, and she felt very confident in being able to maintain a safe, clean home for her and her son. Without STOP INC, this young woman would have lost her job due to not showing up on time, she would have not been able to move out of the shelter into a family home, and she would have been unable to provide the basic life necessities for herself and her son. STOP INC was successful in allowing this young woman to become a confident employee, mother, and productive citizen of the community.