The UP Center/ Spotlight Books

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For 127 years, The Up Center has identified and responded to the ever-changing needs of our community. From infancy to the senior years, we provide innovative and effective programs and services including:

  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Parent Education
  • Family Strengthening Programs
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Financial and Housing Counseling
  • Job Training
  • Services for People with Disabilities
  • Veterans Counseling
  • Support for Seniors
  • Violence Prevention

…….and so much more.

Simply stated, our mission is to help people live better lives. Our services are offered when and where they are needed—in homes, in offices, in schools and out in the community. Most programs are free or offered on a sliding fee scale. The Up Center serves as a nonprofit United Way Community Partner agency. We are formerly known as Child & Family Services of Eastern Virginia.


Volunteers are needed to help with inventory integrity – Verifying existence of books properly shelved in warehouse; local do-it-yourself Book, CD, media drives.

Contact Information

Heather Whatkins
757.622.7017 Ext.132

222 West 19th Street
Norfolk, VA 23517