Night Stay Program



Every night individuals and families experience homelessness in Suffolk. Every night these people–our neighbors–deal with hunger, insecurity, discomfort and fear. Every night there is an opportunity to show love to our neighbors.

The Night Stay Program enables congregations located anywhere in Suffolk to open their facilities and provide food and shelter for individuals or families who would normally spend their nights sleeping on the streets, in cars or perhaps in empty buildings or the woods. The site of CNSP rotates among host churches on a weekly basis.

Each scheduled week of CNSP one church location provides shelter, meals, resources, security and fellowship to those experiencing homelessness. Transportation to and from the host location will be provided at a centralized downtown location. Doors are open from 6:30 PM to 7:00 AM. All services are provided by volunteers.

Get Shelter

Overnight shelter, meals, safety, prayer and fellowship will be provided to individuals and families during winter months. Shelter opens at 6:30 pm. Doors close at 9:00 pm unless you have made prior provisions with the host church. Shelter closes at 7:00 am daily.

For those without a vehicle, transportation to the host church will be provided from the Suffolk Seaboard Train Museum, 326 N. Main St. Bus leaves for Host location at 6:30 every evening. Homeless with cars welcomed. Must meet nightly at intake location.

We are unable to provide these services to sex offenders or individuals with alcohol or drugs in their system.

Contact Cheryl Griffin, Night Stay Coordinator at 757-286-9126 or

For Night Stay information, contact Cheryl Griffin, Night Stay Coordinator at 286-9126 or

Night Stay Schedule

Schedule is subject to change! This is not the final schedule.
WeekDatesHost ChurchHost Church AddressTransporting Church
11/21-11/28/18 ThanksgivingChurch needed
11/28-12/5Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church
12/5-12/12Church needed
12/12-12/19Church needed
12/19-12/26 ChristmasChurch needed
12/26-1/2/19Southside Baptist Church
1/2-1/9James River CC/Village CG @ JRCC
1/9-1/16St Andrew Presbyterian
1/16-1/23Suffolk Christian Church
1/23-1/30Bethlehem Christian Church
1/30-2/6Liberty Spring Christian Church
2/6-2/13West End Baptist Church/Main St. Meth.@ West End
2/13-2/20Westminster Reformed Presbyterian
2/20-2/27Holland Baptist Church
2/27-3/6Magnolia Methodist/Community @ Magnolia
3/6-3/13Cross Pointe
3/13-3/20Oakland UCC
3/20-3/27Suffolk Christian Church
3/27-4/3First Baptist Church
4/3-4/10Church needed

Your donation will help a family get off the street and into a home. Your gift will help provide jobs and set individuals on a path to success. You can make a difference right now.