Our Vision
Our vision is a community where all members contribute to a successful today and an extraordinary tomorrow.

Our Mission
We identify community needs, connect people with solutions and improve lives.

What We Do
The Planning Council connects people with agencies, non-profits, and other organizations in the human services area to improve their quality of life and help build stronger communities.

Through creative partnerships, diligent research, expert planning, and good management, The Planning Council delivers comprehensive solutions and services to the people and communities it serves.

The Planning Council’s impact is both wide and deep. Results can be seen in new initiatives and long-term programs from affordable housing and homeless prevention efforts, to ensuring access to quality childcare providers, to providing nutrition and wellness training, medical and dental clinics and mental health treatment. Since 1941, this non-profit has been a leader in transforming ideas and dreams – supplemented by good information and data – into reality.

Who We Serve
The Planning Council serves communities, organizations, and individuals in Greater Hampton Roads, Western Tidewater, the Virginia Eastern Shore, Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, Northeastern North Carolina, Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

The Planning Council’s consulting, planning and facilitation services are all focused on improving the quality of life for the citizens and communities served.

  • Childcare Providers
  • Families and Children
  • Homeless and Housing Solutions
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Human Services Data/Research
  • Evaluation
  • “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”

    Alan Lakein
  • "A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door."

  • “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • “…a centralized planning board is essential to properly maintain and advance the social and health services of our community.”

    Hunter Phelan The Planning Councili Founding Member, 1941
  • “An objective without a plan is a dream.”

    Douglas McGregor