Contact Us: 757-416-6886
Meet our staff!

Courtney D.
Title: Owner

I'm Courtney and the founder of A Helping Hand HR. I grew up in Virginia Beach and graduated in May 2005 from Radford University with a bachelors in criminal justice and psychology. In November 2007, I married my husband Michael, a Portsmouth Firefighter. In 2008, I started A Helping Hand HR which was my first "baby" until July 2010 when Ethan was born! We were blessed with another boy, Grayson, in August 2012. I am very family oriented and promise to show you and your family the same love and care I show my own. You can reach me at (757) 450-1117.




Megan S.
Title: Daily Operations Manager

Hello! My name is Megan Stangroom and I am the Manager of A Helping Hand. I moved to Virginia Beach at the beginning of 2012 after graduating from Christopher Newport University with a BA in Communication Studies. I have truly enjoyed every minute of being a part of the Helping Hand Team. It has been a pleasure working with all of the Helping Hand staff and families, and I cannot wait to meet the new ones to come!




Marlene W.
Title: Office & Event Manager

Hello, my name is Marlene Williams and I am 27 years old. I recently moved to Virginia from New Jersey to be with my husband who is in the Navy. I am currently a Senior at Old Dominion University double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. When I am not in school, or helping families with A Helping Hand, I am also a volunteer indoor and outdoor soccer coach in Norfolk. I love being outdoors, and I enjoy doing various interactive activities with children of all ages. I have always enjoyed working with children, and am looking forward to meeting your family!




Courtney C.

Hi Im Courtney and I work as an Adult Education Specialist at Norfolk Botanical Garden, where I place a huge emphasis on enrichment programs for people of all ages, and I also work part time with A Helping Hand. I graduated from James Madison University with a M.A. in European Union Policy Studies, which I obtained while living in Florence, Italy for a year. I have lived in Virginia Beach my entire life and have been babysitting since I was fourteen years old, watching kids ranging from a few weeks old to ten years old. I love being active, both physically and mentally. I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, running, walking my dogs and reading. I look forward to meeting your family and providing a helping hand!




Jackie R.
Title: Helper

Hi families! My name is Jackie R. (formerly Jackie D.) and I am a newly married 22 year old college student. I live in Norfolk with my husband and our dog Zeke. I currently attend Tidewater Community College and plan to transfer to Old Dominion University in the next year for my bachelors in dental hygiene. I've provided childcare for my church's children's ministry for many years which provided me with a lot of experience. I love kids and am confident in my abilities to provide you with safe childcare for your children (ages ranging from newborns to teenagers). I love playing games, doing arts & crafts, playing outside, and allowing kids to use their imagination. I can't wait to meet you and your family! I know we're going to have a great time!




Tiffany S.

Hello! I am very excited and eager to be working with A Helping Hand! I am a current college student at Old Dominion University, attending to receive Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies. I have been working with children for over 8 years and really enjoy impacting them in positive ways! After graduating college, I will be obtaining a Master's degree in behavioral analysis and pursuing a career in the special education field. I have worked with children of all ages from infants to school aged children in general education as well as special education. I love spending my time helping children grow and learn! Can't wait to meet you!




Michelle S.

Hi! My name is Michelle Stauffer. I am 24 years old and a current graduate student at Old Dominion University working towards my Doctorate in Physical Therapy and specializing in pediatrics. I really enjoy spending time with children because it reminds me how fun life can be! I have a lot of experience teaching and working with kids of all ages and abilities and truly enjoy being with them. I hope to meet you and your family soon!




Samantha N.
Title: Helper

Hi! My name is Samantha Nutter. I'm 20 years old and have lived in Virginia Beach for most of my life, and I'm currently working towards my goal of being an elementary school teacher. I've been babysitting since my early teens, so I'm very comfortable and confident with watching children of any age. My favorite activities are centered around being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. In addition to babysitting being a complimentary job for my school schedule, I have always adored and wanted to work with children, so working with the helping hand team is definitely the best of both worlds. I would be more than delighted to meet you and your families!




Tina Y.
Title: Helper

Hi there, my name is Tina! I have been with A Helping Hand since 2009 and I just love it. Working for such an amazing company and for such wonderful families is incredibly rewarding. I am a graduate of Medical Careers Institute and am a Licensed Practical Nurse! I hope to find a job working in Pediatrics, as I love working with children of all ages! I am currently enrolled to begin classes towards becoming a Registered Nurse and plan to begin volunteer work, at CHKD. I have also, recently become part of A Helping Hand's management team and couldn't be more excited! I look forward to meeting you and your family!




Alicia S.
Title: Helper

My name is Alicia Sabin and I am a nursing student at ECPI University. I graduated Hickory High School in 2011 and started out at TCC before quickly choosing my degree in interest. Throughout my schooling, I was constantly working retail; however, once I started babysitting, I realized that it was much more fun and enjoyable for me. I love working with children in their developmental stages and seeing them interact with each other. I use much of my creativity to entertain children and give them a good time while their parents are at work, at dinner, or just out for the day. With my nursing school and CPR qualifications, I am confident in my childcare abilities in case of an emergency. I love being active and playing outside with kids while babysitting. My experience with babysitting kids of all ages allows me to show them different ways to do things, and also allows me to have fun and learn from them!




Melissa S.

Hi, my name is Melissa and I'm excited to be part of A Helping Hand! I've lived in Hampton Roads my whole life and just recently moved to VA Beach. My passion is writing and I'm in the process of getting a degree in English: Creative Writing from Christopher Newport University. I have a lot of experience working with kids including babysitting, working at an after school care program and teaching the 2&3 year old Sunday school at my church. I'm looking forward to working with you and getting to know your kids.




Colleen B.
Title: Helper

My name is Colleen. I recently graduated from Centura College with my Paralegal Degree. I have a passion for kids and A Helping Hand has given me a wide range of experience in childcare. I have watched several different kids from many different families through babysitting jobs with A Helping Hand. Through this I have gained much experience with kids of all ages and personalities. I have a lot of experience with newborns and watched twins several times and have enjoyed every minute of it. I love children they hold a special place in my heart. Not only do I enjoy spending time with children, but I love being able to give parents some time off :) I am very goal oriented, fun, personable, crafty, trustworthy, dependable, and organized. I am always willing to do what is asked of me and more. I look forward to meeting you and your family!




Rachael H.

Hi! Im Rachael and I am 22 years old. I graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in Psychology. I grew up in Richmond, but I currently live in VA Beach because I love the area. I gained experience with kids working as a gymnastics coach and have babysat for many families over the years. I am very outgoing and energetic and I would love to meet your family!




Erica E.

Hi families! I'm Erica and I live in Norfolk where I am currently a Senior at Old Dominion University majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology. I have been babysitting since the age of 13 and I absolutely love spending time and being interactive with children of all ages. I'm looking forward to meeting you and your family, while lending you a helping hand!




Ashley R.

HI! My name is Ashley Reetz. I am a senior at ODU with a major in Human Services. After graduating I intend on getting my masters in Counseling. But I love children, especially babies. I am a JV coach for softball at the high school I graduated from in Chesapeake. I have been with A Helping Hand since November 2012. But I have always enjoyed playing with kids. My favorite activities are outside but I also enjoy arts and crafts. I look forward to meeting you and your children!




Ashlynn C.

Hi families! My name is Ashlynn Christian. I am 20 years old and currently a sophomore at Old Dominion University majoring in Psychology. I have been working with children since I was 13. I was a camp counselor for 3 years, coached boys soccer teams, and I have numerous babysitting experiences dealing with children of all ages. I am so grateful for having the opportunity to be apart of A Helping Hand. I am looking forward to meeting you and your family and helping in any way I can!




Sarah S.
Title: Helper

Hi there! My name is Sarah. I'm a 21 year old college student studying at Tidewater Community College. I live in Norfolk, but am happy to travel to Virginia Beach if needed. I've been working with kids since I was 12, and have babysat children ranging from newborn to preteen. A little about me: I love music (all genres) and movies. When I have the time, I love to go to the zoo and spend time outside. In the summer, the beach is my second home. I'm a happy-go-lucky kind of person and I'm pretty laid back. I look forward to meeting you! :)




Paige L.

Hi! My name is Paige! I have lived in Chesapeake my entire life. I am currently going to school at TCC and planning on attending Sentara Nursing School after. I am a very responsible, reliable person. I love watching children! I enjoy playing games, coloring, playing outside, and arts and crafts. I love anything children enjoy :). I have been watching kids now for 5 years. I am excited to be a part of A Helping Hand and I hope to meet you and your family soon!




Tara H.

Hi! My name is Tara, I am 25 and I live in the Virginia Beach area. I have always had a huge spot in my heart for children. I love helping them grow into their own little personalities :) I am excited to help the families of A Helping Hand and be a part of the Helping Hand team!




Lindsay I.

My name is Lindsay Ingram, I’m 18 years old and I graduated from Ocean Lakes High School, I plan on attending TCC and eventually transferring to VCU for art education. My overall goal is becoming an art teacher; throughout my life I’ve always felt a passion for both art and children so an art teacher I feel is my true calling. I am also CPR certified, so you can feel 100% safe leaving them in my care. I’ve been working with children since even my pre-teen years when I would watch my younger brother or neighbor’s kids. I’ve always felt a deep connection to the innocent sprits and minds of children. I’ve worked with a range of kids from newborns to pre-teens and I feel comfortable with all ages! I consider myself a very friendly, compassionate, outgoing, and creative person which I believe are strong qualities when it comes to child care. As your nanny I will give your child every ounce of attention and care I can offer to them, I love to get the children up and moving lots of time outside, playing games, running around and just having fun!! Also lots of time to express themselves through drawling, making up songs and dances, playing dress up and anything their wild imaginations can think of! I look forward to meeting you and your wonderful families (:




Jacque G.

Hi! My name is Jacque and I am a Virginia Beach native who happens to love being around children and babies. I have worked with many different aged children over the years, and I've enjoyed every minute of working for A Helping Hand! I lost my dad at a very young age, so I am very understanding towards children whose father is not there, whether on deployment for a few months or deceased. I currently have 3 dogs, and I absolutely love dogs, cats, and all furry creatures! I believe that childhood experiences and the people in our lives mold us into the adults we become. I would love to play a small but positive role in your child's life! I am patient, compassionate, and a fun babysitter who loves to play, read, do arts and crafts, and be outside. I also take extra steps to make your life easier in any way I can. I look forward to giving you a worry free day or night off!




Sydney M.

Hey! My name is Sydney Mazer. I am a 21 year old senior at Old Dominion University. My major is dental hygiene. I was born and raised in little Delaware, but have certainly grown to love and call VA my second home. I have experience with children of all ages. I have a 3 year old niece, I was a soccer referee for children 6 and under, a kindergarten teacher aid, and have babysat for many years. I am a people person, energetic, and athletic. I love the outdoors and all sports. I also have a passion for helping people (hence my major) and I believe babysitting should not be just watching a child, but enthusiastically engaging them in positive activities. Hope you are having a good day and I look forward to meeting you!




Meghan S.

My name is Meghan Saxton! I am currently a Senior at Regent University studying to obtain my B.S. in Psychology. I have 6+ years working with children of all ages, both in home care and in a licensed childcare facility. I love children! I am creative, fun, patient, and honest! I look forward to working with your family and providing you the best childcare!




Erin C.

Hello I am Erin Casey a 21 year old senior at Old Dominion University I am majoring in Therapeutic Recreation. I have spent my last 6 summers lifeguarding at a local pool in Ghent where I assisted with their swim team assisting children aged 6-17. I spent my winters nannying for other families outside of helping hand until about September when I joined the helping hand staff. I coach a youth catholic girls basketball team on my free time with my dad and really just enjoy being around children of all ages.




Alyssa R.
Title: Helper

Hello! My name is Alyssa! I am 21 years old. I am a junior at Old Dominion University. I’m majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. I am from San Diego, California but I have been living in Chesapeake for 6 years now. I have 5+ years of experience. I’m responsible, friendly and nice. I love outdoor activities as well as indoor and hands-on activities. I’m excited to be working with A Helping Hand and I look forward to meeting your family!




Raleigh C.

Hi! My name is Raleigh Cowan and I am 20 years old. I am from Virginia Beach and currently attending Old Dominion University. I am majoring in elementary education. I am also currently an active sister of Alpha Phi Fraternity. I absolutely love being around kids and cant wait to meet your family.




Susan A.

My name is Susan, I am 19, and I am a sophomore at Old Dominion University where I am studying Criminal Justice and Psychology. I also manage the wrestling team at ODU. I was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area. I’m CPR certified and have experience working with different ages of children. I have two younger siblings, a brother who is 8 and a sister who is 2, who I helped raise. I have played soccer my whole life and helped coach my little brother’s team. I love working with kids whether it is helping them with their homework, playing sports with them or just simply playing with them. I love to cook and bake and love to have a little helping hand by my side when doing so. I have had all types of pets all throughout my life so a pet is no problem to me. I am excited to be a part of A Helping Hand, and I look forward to meeting your family!




Michelle F.

Hello, I’m Michelle and I am very excited to be a part of A Helping Hand! I’ve lived in Virginia Beach for most of my life and I graduated from Old Dominion University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. I have been taking care of children for about 10 years including work at a daycare and I’ve spent the last 6 years as a nanny to an awesome family! I love reading, coloring, and playing outside. I also enjoy playing games of all sorts; Cribbage, Rummikub, Go Fish, Sorry and Trouble are some of my favorites. I am very comfortable with children of all ages, and I can’t wait to meet your family.




Michele W.

Hello, my name is Michele W. I am a Norfolk native and a long time resident of Virginia Beach. I am a friendly, loving, organized, dependable, poodle owner who enjoys the beach, baking, playing softball, camping and watching football with my husband (Go Dolphins). I was in the dental field for 15 years prior to becoming a stay at home mom. Taking time off to raise our children, nine and seven, has led me to my next career choice. Working for A Helping Hand is allowing me to do what I love and spend time with children and their families. Thank you for trusting me with yours. I look forward to meeting you.




Kendal M.

Hello! My name is Kendal. I am currently a sophomore at Old Dominion University, and am majoring in oceanography and possibly minoring in education. I grew up playing soccer and swimming my whole life. I was a swim coach for my swim club for the winter season as well as the summer season back in 2011-2012. I mainly coached kids ranging in ages 5 through 15. In addition to coaching kids, I also have a lot of experience in babysitting. I have been babysitting kids since I was about 12 years old. I absolutely love working with children. I am a very loving, easygoing person who loves spending time outdoors and doing hands-on activities. I am very excited to be working with A Helping Hand, and I am looking forward to meeting your family!




Chyna K.
Title: Helper

My name is Chyna Kinser and I am 25 years old. I recently graduated from Tidewater Community College with my Associates Degree in Applied Sciences. I look forward to meeting you and your family!




Kimberly B.

Hi! My name is Kimberly Batista. I am 19 years old. I'm currently in my 2nd year at Tidewater Community College. I plan to transfer to Old Dominion University next year to major in child psychology. I have 7 years of experience babysitting different ages of children. I have a 7 year old niece and a 2 year old nephew who I've helped raise. I am a fun and loving person, so your children will always be entertained with me! I can't wait to meet you and your family!




Emily W.

Hello! My name is Emily White and I am a junior at Old Dominion University. I just recently moved here from Atlanta Georgia due to the fact my boyfriend is in the Navy and stationed in Norfolk and we were sick of the distance! I am recently new to Helping Hand, but I am so excited to become engaged with the children as well as the families. I have been a nanny for the past three years and am very comfortable with taking care of children all ages. Besides working I am part of Kappa Delta sorority and just love engaging in things I have never done before. I can't wait to meet you and your family!




Ashlee C.

Hello, my name is Ashlee Cox and I am 21 years old. I am from a small town called Warsaw, Virginia. I am currently an undergrad student at Old Dominion University working towards my Bachelors degree in International Studies with a minor in Political Science. I am a sister of Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity as well. I was previously a summer camp counselor for two years at the Northumberland family YMCA. I enjoy spending time with children and I can't wait to meet your family!




Christina R.

Hello families! My name is Christina Reed and I am a nursing student at ECPI University. I am 23 years old and have been babysitting children since age 15. My first job was at My Gym Children's Fitness Center as an instructor. I led classes of all ages and assisted in holding birthday parties at our gym. Working with children has always been an area of interest as I've enjoyed watching them learn and develop into young individuals. With my love for children and healthcare I hope to graduate and specialize in pediatrics. Additionally, I am friendly, energetic, and look forward to meeting you and your family!




Emily R.

Hi! My name is Emily R. and I am 21 years old. I will be receiving my associates degree from Tidewater Community College this year and plan to transfer to a university. I've been babysitting for about 6 years now. I love kids of all ages and love to connect with them! I look forward to meeting you and your family soon!




Kelsey H.

My name is Kelsey Heath! I am a senior criminal justice major with a double minor in psychology and human services. I plan to attend graduate school for social work and plan to work with troubled youth. I have been with A Helping Hand off and on since June of 2011. I am a former lifeguard and field hockey coach. I have always loved working with children and love seeing their different personalities shine! I can't wait to meet you and your family!




Andrea W.

"Hey everyone! My name is Andrea Williams but I go by Anday, and I'm a junior at Old Dominion University studying Marine Biology. I've been a coach and camp counselor for many years and absolutely love working with children! I can't wait to meet ya'll! :)




Brittany J.

Hi! My name Brittany and I'm 23 years old. I have been working with kids the last 8 years. I come from a huge family so you could say that working with them is in from blood. I love playing games and doing arts and crafts. I'm also a big kid at heart so you will hear me talking in accents and bring all around silly! I look forward to meeting you and your family! Let's have fun!!




Amanda H.

Hello name is Amanda! I turn twenty-three years old in February. I work full time as teacher assistant in a four year old classroom. I graduate in May of 2014 with my Associates Degree of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development. I’ve babysat since I was twelve years old. I love watching children learn and grow.




Kristin K.

Hello Families! My name is Kristin. I am a 23 year old student at Old Dominion University, working toward a license in teaching. I am CPR and First Aid Certified and I have a background in Physical Therapy. I love working with children and participating in a variety of activities with them such as arts and crafts and playing outside. I can't wait to meet you!




Kristen B.

Hello! My name is Kristen and I am a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College with a major in Elementary Education. I am a preschool teacher and have been working with children for about 9 years now! I am fun, athletic, creative, responsible, and caring! I love working with children of all ages and I cant wait to meet your family! :)




Chandy A.

Hi! My name is Chandy Atkins. I am 21 years old and currently an undergraduate student at Old Dominion University. I am working towards a degree in Education and specializing in grades PreK – 6th. I love working with kids, and have been a babysitter for about 10 years. I love to do arts and crafts, going to the park, and reading. Also, I love to bring my teacher side out to help kids with homework or other activities, and helping them to learn something new. I am so excited to be apart of the A Helping Hand team and getting to work with the families!




Moira C.

Hey all! My name is Moira Carlson. I am 20 years old and am a junior studying History at Old Dominion University.I have been babysitting for about 6 years now and love being around kids! I look forward to meeting you and your little loved ones!




Sophie L.

Hi, my name is Sophie and I am 20 years old. Currently, I am a full-time student at Tidewater Community College working towards my Associates degree. I would consider myself very caring, organized and active. I have a long experience caring for children, beginning with babysitting my little sister when I was younger. I live with my 5-year-old nephew and watch and help take care of him from time to time. I have been babysitting on and off for families since I was 15. I am currently looking to help out any families in need of a helping hand!




Heather L.

Hello! My name is Heather Levins and I am 18 years old, and I attend Old Dominion University as a freshmen. I am currently living in Chesapeake. I am majoring in Early Education and I plan to become a kindergarten teacher or I would love to own my own daycare. I have always had a passion for children, and I have been working with them since I was about 13. I also work at the ODU daycare in the infant room, so I am comfortable with babies and children of any ages. I look forward to meeting you and your family!




Jennifer H.

Hello! My name is Jenn Hill and I am 24 years old. I have been working with children for many years now and hope that one day I'll have a bunch of my own. In the past, I have worked as a nanny for two separate families, one with six children, and the other with one, and also babysat countless times; so I am used to various shapes and sizes of families. My interests include horseback riding, traveling, foreign languages and cultures, and I love to read and stay active! I look forward to meeting and serving you and your little ones.




Courtney D.

Bio Coming Soon!




Peyton T.

Hi my name is Peyton Thomas. I am 18 years old and attend Tidewater Community College at the Virginia beach campus. My dream is becoming a lawyer to help others seek justice. I absolutely love working with children and think they are the closest thing comparable to innocence. I am CPR and first aid certified. I was also a life guard for the Childtime Learning center and absolutely LOVED it! I am very sweet, dependable, and trustworthy and I am looking forward to meeting your family!




Shelbi S.

My Name is Shelbi Schultz, and I have been working for Helping Hand for almost 2 years now. I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I am a full time student Majoring in Early Childhood Education. I am 22 years old and CPR certified. I love working with children of all ages, although my specialty is working with infants! Please don't hesitate to request me as a helper. I look forward to meeting you and your family!




Mary M.
Title: Helper

Hi my name is Mary Murphy, I am 25 years old and just recently moved to Virginia Beach. I grew up in Sacramento, CA and received my Bachelor's degree in 2011 from Cazenovia College in NY. I am fun and responsible, and have been babysitting since I was about 12 years old. In addition to babysitting, I have experience working as a summer camp counselor and as an art teacher, so I enjoy anything outdoors as well as arts and crafts. I also love cooking and all animals!




Morgan P.

Hello! My name is Morgan Portillo and I am currently a sophomore in the nursing program at Old Dominion University. I am 19 years old and have lived in Virginia Beach for most of my life. I have been working with kids for about 5 years now and I have had experience with every age group. I am also CPR and First Aid certified. I look forward to meeting you and your family!




Samantha K.

Hello! My names Samantha Karija. I am 20 years old and I have lived in Virginia Beach my entire life. I have been working with children for 6+ years. I am currently and preschool teacher for toddlers and two year olds. I have had many experiences with every various age groups. I plan on going back to school in the fall for to get my Nursing degree. I'm fun, energetic, and I love the outdoors. I have always loved helping people, and that is why I am working for A Helping Hand. I look forward to meeting you and your family!




Hannah C.

Bio Coming Soon!




Alexandra S.

Hi! I'm Alex. I grew up in the Hampton Roads area, and now I'm back after several years away! I'm a graduate of Syracuse University, where I studied English and theatre, and I recently spent four years working for Disney, where I had a very magical time working at both on land at the Magic Kingdom and at sea for Disney Cruise Line, working with hundreds of kids from all around the world and turning girls and boys into princesses, knights, and pirates at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Pirates League. I'm now applying to graduate school for my Masters in Elementary Education. In the meantime, I can't wait to meet you and your family and lend a helping hand - plus a little extra pixie dust that only a former "Fairy Godmother-in-Training" can provide!




Brittany S.
Title: Helper

Hi! My name is Brittany and I am 22 years old and I have been a military brat all my life. I am a full time student, part-time employee elsewhere, and a Medical Reserve Corps, Virginia Beach chapter, volunteer. Currently, I am enrolled at Tidewater Community College. I just received my Associates degree in computer science for web development and design and am now on a career track to become an RN in the Oncology field. I plan on transferring to Sentara's School of Health Science in the Spring of 2016. I have been babysitting since I was about 13 years old and love interacting with kids. I am the oldest of four children in my own home so I have plenty of know how.




Vanessa S.
Title: Helper

Hello, families! As the second child in a family with five kids, I developed a passion for working with children quite organically. From pulling out my blue Playskool blackboard at age six to play teacher to my younger siblings, to working as a camp counselor, coach, and babysitter during high school, to just recently graduating from Columbia University with my Masters in Teaching English, I have found that helping children grow into happy and healthy human beings is the most important job on earth.
As the proud daughter of a mother in the Coast Guard who worked full-time and still managed to read to me every night, I am especially interested in forwarding that kind of love to your family. My personal reason for working with A Helping Hand is to make busy parents feel supported and secure in the knowledge that a professional is not only looking out for the safety of their children but for their mental and physical development as well.
My favorite activities to do with children include playing pretend, singing, dancing, exploring the outdoors, coloring, baking, building forts, playing any and all board games, and, of course, reading stories and creating our own! I enjoy tutoring and training for sports with older children as well. I also love to organize, so please feel free to show me where the Windex is and to task me with any house-cleaning duties. :)
I so look forward to making your family happy!




Victoria S.
Title: Helper

Hi! My name is Victoria Schacht, I am 23 years old and a newlywed. Life has been a whirlwind of new adventures! My husband and I recently moved across the country from Corvallis, Oregon to Virginia Beach. I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon and am working towards a career in the medical field. I love working with children, they bring a smile to my face! I have been baby-sitting and volunteering with children for a long time. I look forward to meeting you and your family!




Sarah B.
Title: Helper

Hi! My name is Sarah Bennett and I am 20 years old. I am currently living in Norfolk while attending Old Dominion University. For years I have babysat and helped with childcare at church and volunteer events back in Richmond, where I grew up. I have learned a majority of my childcare knowledge, simply by being the second of five children! I also was a lifeguard for 3 years and taught swim lessons before moving to Norfolk, so I feel very comfortable around water with your kiddos if that activity is available! I love kids and love working for A Helping Hand! I look forward to meeting your family and helping you out! (:




Darlene S.
Title: Special Event Helper

Hello! My name is Darlene, and I am a Special Event Helper with A Helping Hand. I am 43 years old and I have been working with children for 29 years. I am fun, safety conscious, and reliable. I absolutely love all ages of children! Fun and safety are by two big rules. I have 3 older children of my own who are homeschooled. I love meeting new families with A Helping Hand, and I look forward to playing with your children soon!




Angelle C.
Title: Helper

Angelle is back for a few days! :) :) Oh, how we've missed you!




Jenna W.
Title: Helper

Hello Families! My name is Jenna Westbrook, and I am 23 years old. I recently graduated from Longwood University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. I hope to one day work in foster care and adoptions so that I can help find children their forever homes. I am passionate about working with children and I have experience babysitting and nannying children of all different ages as well as teaching preschool. I have lived in the Virginia Beach area my whole life and I absolutely love it here. I am looking forward to meeting you and your amazing family!