The Virginia Gentleman Foundation (VGF) works to make local life more accessible for people with disabilities. VGF raises funds to build community assets and resources in order increase accessibility in our area. VGF partners with city government, nonprofits, and corporations who have the same goal: To help provide equal access opportunities for all citizens within their communities.
VGF seeks to be a resource, sharing information about accessibility throughout our community. Visit this page frequently for information and updates on community resources that make our local area more accessible and fun for people with disabilities.
Featured Community Resources
As the only family and group facility of its kind on the East Coast, this amazing 70-acre, beach-style adventure is designed to welcome everyone. Wounded veterans, families of the fallen, and adults and children with differing abilities finally have a place to call their own and engage with each other in a safe and supportive environment totally focused on the possibilities becoming a reality!
Grommet Island Park
Just 4 short years ago, disabled children had only limited access to the beach. There was no place to easily play and enjoy the oceanfront. Today, JT’s Grommet Island Beach Park & Playground for EveryBODY stands on the Virginia Beach oceanfront as a testament to the power of people determined to make a difference in the lives of others.
CHKD Pediatric Intensive Unit
The CHKD Pediatric Intensive Unit (PICU) is a mobile intensive care unit staffed with CHKD-based transport team. The mobile PICU consists of a specially trained intensive care registered nurse, paramedic and respiratory therapist, all qualified in both neonatal (newborn) and pediatric care. Because the transport team often starts the treatments that would normally start once the child is in CHKD – either at the referring facility or during transport to CHKD – the child reaps the benefit.