The purchase of the Hampton Roads Shelter Support Units (SSUs) are one component of a regional initiative started over 5 years ago to improve the region's sheltering capabilities. Using funds from the Department of Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative and the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System, 13 Shelter Support Units were purchased, equipped and distributed to communities in the Hampton Roads region.
Each of the following jurisdictions have a Shelter Support Unit:
- Gloucester County
- Isle of Wight County
- James City County
- Newport News
- Virginia Beach
- York County
Want to learn more? View the Shelter Support Unit orientation video and/or download the Shelter Support Unit brochure by clicking on the document title shown next to "Download Attachments", shown below.