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

CAPS reserves the right to accept or reject a guest from loading the bus or entering a host church location.

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

Night Stay Schedule

WeekDatesHost ChurchHost Church AddressTransporting Church
11/28-12/5Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church 3488 Godwin BlvdSt Andrew Presbyterian Church
12/5-12/12Covenant Community Church @ Covenant House 600 W Washington St.Covenant Community Church
12/12-12/20 *note extra dayJames River CC/Village CF @ JRCC 8909 Eclipse Dr.Main St. UMC
12/20-12/26 ChristmasCoalition of Churches @ First Baptist Church237 N. Main St.Will walk to church
12/26-1/2/19Southside Baptist Church 917 Carolina Rd.Hiz Handz Puppets
1/2-1/9Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church 3488 Godwin Blvd.Main St. UMC
1/9-1/16St Andrew Presbyterian 1885 Bridge Rd.St Andrew Presbyterian
1/16-1/23Suffolk Christian Church 216 N. Main St.Suffolk Christian Church
1/23-1/30Bethlehem Christian Church 1549 Holland Rd.Bethlehem Christian Church
1/30-2/6Liberty Spring Christian Church 4213 Whaleyville BlvdMain St. UMC
2/6-2/13West End Baptist Church/Main St. UMC@ West End 105 St. James Ave.Main St. UMC
2/13-2/20St Andrew Presbyterian 1885 Bridge Rd. St Andrew Presbyterian
2/20-2/27Holland Baptist Church 6519 Holland Rd.Transportation needed
2/27-3/6Magnolia Methodist/Community @ Magnolia 1764 Wilroy Rd.Main St. UMC
3/6-3/13Cross Pointe 2460 Pruden Blvd.Cross Pointe
3/13-3/20Oakland Christian UCC 5641 Godwin Blvd.Oakland UCC
3/20-3/27Suffolk Christian Church 216 N. Main St.Will walk to church
3/27-4/3First Baptist Church 237 N. Main St.Will walk to church
4/3/19End of season

A Big Thank You to Our Host/Co-Host Churches

Bethlehem Christian Church (Holland Rd)

Community Church

Covenant Community Church

CrossPointe Church

Family Harvest Church

First Baptist Church (Main St)

Holland Baptist Church

James River Community Church

Liberty Spring Christian Church

Magnolia UMC

Main St UMC

Oakland Christian UCC

Riverbend Church

Somerton Friends

Southside Baptist Church

St Andrew Presbyterian Church

St Mary’s Catholic Church

Suffolk Christian Church

Village Christian Fellowship

West End Baptist Church

Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church

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.