• OFFICE : 1 - (757) - 390 - 4328
  • FAX : 1 - (757) - 622 -0772
  • 1113 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504

Supporting Individuals Strengthening Families & Communities

Since 2008

The Garden of Hope Community Development Corporation (GOHCDC) was officially organized in late 2008. The CDC is the realization of the vision of Dr. Kirk T. Houston, Sr., Pastor, and Founder of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia.




Our Mission

To build healthy neighborhoods by providing services and programs for the

disadvantaged and underserved youth, individuals, families and communities in Hampton Roads.



To work in partnership with others to improve the quality of human life and to promote community betterment.


Services We Provide

Re-Entry Programs, Housing & Services

Second Chances Program, Second 2 None Enterprises & Housing Opportunities’

Youth & Family Services

L.O.T., K.I.P. CARE, I-Thrive Youth Mentoring Program

GED/ABE & Adult Literacy

Basic Tutoring, G.E.D Testing, Scholarship Opportunities’

Supporting Individuals

Second Chances Program, I-Thrive Youth Mentoring Program, Second 2 None (S2N), Relapse Prevention & more.


Strengthen Families & Communities

Financial Education Empowerment Training (F.E.E.T) Leaders of Tomorrow (L.O.T.), Kids of Incarcerated Parents (K.I.P. CARE), Parents As Leaders (PALs Initiative) GED/ABE & Adult Literacy and Life Skills.


Garden of Hope CDC Office

1317 E. Brambleton Ave.

Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 1 (757) – 390 – 4328

Second Chances Office

810 Union St. Unit 810

Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 1 (757) – 664 – 4281