Administrative Office 8407-E Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 • Phone: 703-799-2293 Fax: 703-799-6503


New Hope Housing operates six emergency shelter programs providing 119 shelter beds year-round plus an additional 90 beds during winter months. During extreme cold or hot weather, there is a “no turn-away” policy. The shelter programs first provide safe, decent, and welcoming housing along with nutritious meals. The goal is to rapidly re-house residents into appropriate affordable housing in the community and then provide services to help them maintain their housing and thrive. Primary funding for shelter operations and services is provided through Fairfax County contracts and supplemental funding raised from the community.

 For volunteer opportunities, please contact Sami Smyth at or 703-799-2293 x.11

For donations, please contact Jan Sacharko at                   or 703-799-2293 x.27


Mondloch House

Mondloch House provides shelter for eight single adults who are chronically homeless and have significant mental health needs. MHI uses a “housing first” approach, seeking to build trust and engagement so that residents will cooperate in seeking mental health assessment and treatment.

3510 Lockheed Boulevard
Alexandria, VA  22306
703-768-3405 (fax)

Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter

Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter is a 50-bed shelter for 38 men and 12 women, located in a historic building on Fort Belvoir grounds. It is named in honor of Eleanor U. Kennedy, a community leader who spearheaded the founding of New Hope Housing and served on its Board of Directors for many years.

9155 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA  22060
703-799-8127 (fax)

Emergency Overflow Unit

The Emergency Overflow Unit at the Kennedy Shelter is a year-round emergency, walk-in shelter providing shelter, food, showers, and laundry facilities,  operating from 4:00 pm to 7:00 am daily; the Overflow Unit is located in a separate facility on the grounds of the Kennedy Shelter. The unit serves 7 men and 4 women in non-winter months, with an additional 10 beds provided in the main building in winter.

Bailey’s Crossroads Community  Shelter

Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter is a 50-bed shelter for men and women, located on Moncure Avenue in Falls Church. New Hope Housing assumed operations on October 1, 2017, in advance of a new facility being constructed in that community: Innovative Housing for Homeless on the Horizon

3525 Moncure Avenue
Falls Church, VA  22041
703-799-8127 (fax)

For volunteer opportunities at Bailey’s Crossroad’s Community Shelter, please contact Jon Nerdig at

Falls Church Homeless Shelter

Falls Church Homeless Shelter — A 12-bed emergency, winter walk-in shelter in the City of Falls Church serving 10 men and 2 women. The shelter provides housing, food and some case management and referrals to services in the community. The shelter is operated under contract with The Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter.

217 Gordon St
Falls Church, VA  22046

Ventures in Community Hypothermia Outreach Program (VIC-HOP)

Ventures in Community Hypothermia Outreach Program (VIC-HOP) — A 25-bed emergency winter shelter program located at Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church, coordinated by New Hope Housing and staffed largely through volunteers from Ventures in Community — an ecumenical group of faith communities in the Lee and Mt Vernon areas.

Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church
9220 Russell Road
Alexandria, VA  22309                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       703-360-1976

Sherry Edelkamp coordinates volunteers for this program. Please email for more information. 

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