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Virginia Homeless Shelters

Select a Virginia county from the list below in which you want to look for a homeless shelters.

Virginia Counties:

Alexandria City (2)
Arlington (2)
Fairfax (1)
Hampton City (1)
Loudoun (2)
Norfolk City (1)
Prince William (2)
Richmond City (5)
Virginia Beach City (2)
Winchester City (2)
Wythe (1)

Latest Update to Virginia Homeless Shelters database:

Carpenter's Shelter - David's Place Day Shelter
Alexandria, VA - 22314
(703) 548-7500

Mission-Carpenter’s Shelter supports the homeless achieve sustainable independence through shelter, guidance, education and advocacy.

A-span - Opportunity Place
Arlington, VA - 22206
(703) 820-4357

A-SPAN provides life-sustaining services for Arlington’s street homeless. Our mission is to secure permanent housing for one of Arlington’s most vulnerable populations through outreach and relationships built on trust and respect.

Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter (caritas) - Family Focus Program
Richmond, VA - 23260
(804) 358-0964

CARITAS is a Richmond-area collaborative network of persons living out a fundamental desire to do good for one another. Congregations, volunteers, businesses, funders, service providers, and agency staff all work together to nurture persons who are in critical need of help.Mission-CARITAS mobilizes Greater Richmond through its congregations to protect individuals and families in crisis and empowers those who strive for housing independence.

Volunteers Of America Chesapeake - Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter
Falls Church, VA - 22041
(703) 820-7623

Located in Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, Volunteers of America Chesapeake's Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter is a 50-bed, emergency homeless shelter for adult men and women. The average stay at the shelter is 90 days and may include medical care, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, education and training for homeless individuals. Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter is funded by the Fairfax County Government to bring these essential services to the county.

Volunteers Of America Chesapeake - Lighthouse Center
Virginia Beach, VA - 23451
(757) 437-4911

Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Volunteers of America Chesapeake's Lighthouse Center is a day program for homeless adults. The center offers shower facilities, case management and life skills training, plus an address and telephone number for homeless individuals to receive mail and phone calls. 

Carpenter's Shelter - Transitional Housing
Alexandria, VA - 22314
(703) 548-7500

Since 1988, Carpenter’s Shelter has been, more than just a roof, to those in need. We’ve grown from an old warehouse into a beautiful, clean, safe, facility providing shelter and a multitude of services at our residential shelter.

Doorways - Homestart Supportive Housing Program
Arlington, VA - 22210
(703) 504-9400

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has selected Doorways’ HomeStart Supportive Housing Program to be one of only four homeless service providers statewide to participate this year in a Homeless Services Pilot Program.  HomeStart and the other grantees were selected because all programs utilize progressive models for transitional housing that allow families to “transition in place.” 

Volunteers Of America (chesapeake) - Loudoun Transitional Housing Program (for Women & Families)
Leesburg, VA - 22075
(703) 771-5429
Volunteers Of America (chesapeake) - Northern Virginia Community Living Centers (mental Retardation)
Woodbridge, VA - 22193
(703) 590-1969
Hampton Ecumenical Lodgings And Provisions (h.e.l.p.)
Hampton, VA - 23664
(757) 850-8956
Barrett Transitional Home (for Single Women & Pregnant Women)
Norfolk, VA - 23501
(757) 624-6990

.. is a program for homeless single women and single pregnant women designed to help break the cycle of homelessness.

Freedom House - The Community Shelter
Richmond, VA - 23224
(804) 233-4064

The Community Shelter provides transitional housing services and a stable living environment to 38 single adults (26 men and 12 women) who may remain in the program of up to 12 months before obtaining permanent housing. In October 2010, we began a partnership with the Veterans Administration to reserve 12 of our men’s beds for veterans experiencing homelessness. When people arrive at the Community Shelter, often overwhelmed by their circumstances, they are welcomed into a supportive environment where they can attain the special skills and tools they need to live independently.

Freedom House - Sean's Place
Richmond, VA - 23219
(804) 233-4064

Sean’s Place is an 18-month “step up” housing program for men and women continuing their journey to self-sufficiency. These individuals no longer need the day-to-day guidance of a case manager, but still seek a supportive environment in which to grow and thrive. In the fall of 2012 Sean’s Place transitioned from a large facility based program to scattered site rental housing. Residents pay a program fee each month and must save 10% of their gross monthly income for debt reduction.  Each house features individual private bedrooms and shared living spaces. A community environment is a large part of the success of Sean’s Place. Prospective new roommates are interviewed by current residents to ensure that they are committed to living productively in a peer support community. While at Sean’s Place, they continue to work with a Case Manager and must remain employed full-time or working part-time and enrolled in an educational program. Sean’s Place outcomes are some of the best in the area. Ninety-eight percent of our residents move into permanent housing and do not return to the homeless services system.

St. Joseph's Villa - The Flagler Home (for Women & Children)
Richmond, VA - 23227
(804) 553-3200

St. Joseph’s Villa provides a variety of services that are collectively called the “Flagler Services for Homeless Families.” All the Flagler services are designed to provide education and developmental and psychological support to enable homeless families with children to become self-sufficient.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Homeless Network
Winchester, VA - 22657
(540) 665-8900
Crossroads Shelter - Road To Readiness
Wytheville, VA - 24382
(276) 228-9270
Volunteers Of America Chesapeake - Loudoun Transitional Program (for Women & Children)
Leesburg, VA - 22075
(703) 771-5429

Officially opened in 1991 under contract with Loudoun County, the Loudoun Transitional Program provides a variety of long-term support services, such as health care, counseling, job assistance and training, financial budgeting and adult education, for homeless women and children. To bridge the transition from crisis or emergency shelter to self-sufficiency and permanent housing, residents may stay on-site in eight efficiency apartments or up to seven households offsite, for up to two years.

Volunteers Of America (chesapeake) - Paca House
Baltimore, VA - 21202
(410) 837-7222
Volunteers Of America (chesapeake) - Baker House (mental Retardation)
Virginia Beach, VA - 23462
(757) 497-1900
Volunteers Of America (chesapeake) - Northern Virginia Community Living Centers (mental Retardation)
Woodbridge, VA - 22193
(703) 590-1969
St. Joseph's Villa - Hollybrook Apartments
Richmond, VA - 23227
(804) 553-3200

The Hollybrook Apartments complex is a HUD Section 8 apartment community for people living with disabilities. The complex is located just south of the Villa’s main campus, at the intersection of Brook Road and Villa Park Drive. The complex consists of two developments, Hollybrook I and Hollybrook II, and each has 30 units.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Homeless Network
Winchester, VA - 22657
(540) 665-8900
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