Chesapeake, VA - 23322
(757) 522-7050

Burfoot House -Transition/shelter Program for Women

The Burfoot House is a transitional/shelter home and comprehensive program designed for homeless single women to achieve self-sufficiency.

The program provides an intermediate step between emergency shelter and supportive housing, with limits on the length of stay.

The program is designed to offer a safe, supportive environment to overcome trauma, begin to address issues that led to homelessness, and begin to rebuild a support network.

The program focuses on employment, savings, and permanent housing.


Single women that are sleeping in places not meant for habitation; living in emergency housing for homeless persons; evicted with no residence and lacking resources to obtain a home.


Women with felony convictions; with child-related restrictions; with active domestic violence cases; with pending warrants; actively using alcohol or illegal drugs; with history of violent, explosive or destructive behavior.

Admission Process:

  • Burfoot House Director follows up the email request to share additional information about the program.
  • An application is sent via email.
  • Applicant is referred to Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Health for a mental health screen.
  • The applicant is screened on a national database.
  • The applicant is referred to Chesapeake Regional Hospital Transitional Care Program, and, certified by a practicing physician as free from communicable disease and does not have any disability that prevents her from obtaining gainful employment.
  • A negative result on a TB test is required.
  • And finally, a face to face interview is scheduled at the Burfoot House.

Burfoot House -Transition/shelter Program for Women Mission Statement


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  • Reply User   2020-01-31 18:00:46

    What is the age requirements? Can I bring a baby? Do you have to have a certain amount of income?

  • Reply User   2020-04-03 17:15:49

    I am a public school teacher and was doing some de-cluttering. I have about 10 bags of women's clothing, sizes 10-18 and some shoes-- sizes 9 and 10 for give away. Due to the Coronavirus, thrift shops aren't taking donations. Could you all use these items?

  • Reply User   2020-05-11 10:57:42

    I used to work in an office and now only wear scrubs. I have office wear clothing that I would like to donate to a place to would get the most use from them. Tops, skirts, slacks, sweaters, and dresses. Sizes 8 - 10 and some 12. Please let me know if you are accepting donations at this time. If not, could you inform me of another organization that could use these items. Thank you in advance for your time and help.

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