New Hope Housing operates seven emergency shelter programs providing 179 shelter beds year-round plus an additional 47 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, the Alexandria City contract, and supplemental funding raised from the community.
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.
Next Steps Family Program
Next Steps is an innovative new emergency housing program for 18 families. Homeless families are housed in apartments–either single family or shared–and provided with intensive case managment and supportive services designed to move families quickly into permanent housing. A children’s services program complements other services provided.
Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter
Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter is a 50-bed shelter for 38 men and 12 women, located in an 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.
Emergency Overflow Unit
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.
Alexandria Community Shelter
The Alexandria Community Shelter is a 65-bed emergency shelter in the city of Alexandria, serving 8 families and 44 single adults.
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.
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.