St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization
dedicated to helping those who are homeless and low-income
Our ministry has a lot of ongoing needs to run the day to day activities.  
Some items we currently need are: coffee, laundry detergent, washcloths,
paper towels, toilet paper and grocery bags (paper and plastic).  
Donations are accepted Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.
We have a FaceBook page!  "Like" us and you can stay informed of what's new
at St. Columba!  No more going to the website to see what we need, just check
your FaceBook to be informed of our events, needs and successes!
Donations can be made through PayPal to support
any of our programs.  If you wish your contribution
to be used for a specific program, please mention
this in the notes section.  Thank you for your help!
You can view a PowerPoint Presentation about St. Columba.
You can view our newsletter online!  We have all newsletters since Winter 2008
available to view on our
Newsletter page.
Board of Directors Openings
St. Columba is always looking for individuals who are interested in serving as
board members.  The Board of Directors provides oversight for fulfilling the
mission of St. Columba.  Membership is perfect for people who are busy during
the day, but still want to get involved.  We meet one night a month and have an
annual fundraiser.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to
help others, please contact Alicia at 627-6748 for more information.
To operate an ecumenical ministry in response to
the Biblical Mandate to minister to persons in
need, whether these needs are economic, social or
spiritual.  The ministry is a direct, hands on
ministry recognizing the integrity of individuals
and working with them where they are.  The
ministry is indirect, working with churches and
other organizations to establish activities that
address people’s needs.
With a Presbyterian heritage, in 1975 St. Columba Ministries began a social justice ministries to
the low/poverty level income residents of Robin Hood Apartment complex.  In 1986, St.
Columba Ecumenical Ministries became an ecumenical corporation reaching out the to poor and
dispossessed in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries, Inc.
2114 Lafayette Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23509             Phone: 757-627-6748          Fax: 757-622-2569
Download St. Columba's brochure here!
Holiday Food Baskets
We are preparing to make over 200 food baskets to serve those who are less fortunate
in our community for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  If you are interested in
providing items for these baskets, please see our food list in our most recent
Newsletter.  You can also make a financial contribution to aid in purchasing food.
St. Columba is not an overnight shelter.
For more information on our programs, please see our
programs page.
If you are in need of shelter, please contact the
Housing Crisis Hotline for assistance: 757-587-4202.
Charitable Designations
If you work for a company that allows you to designate charities to receive your
contributions, please consider choosing St. Columba as your recipient.  
We participate in the United Way Combined Charities Campaign (CCC): 8062
and Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC): 3989.  
Thank you in advance for your support!