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There are many shelters and services for adults and families in Northern Virginia. Please read below to find the shelter or services that best suit your needs and location. From December 1st-April 1st any adult individual seeking shelter can stay in Fairfax County shelters for the hypothermia prevention program:

Fairfax County

For families with children who are homeless and in need of emergency housing, or in need of temporary assistance to prevent becoming homeless, please contact Human Services Coordinated Services Planning at (703) 222-0880. For a complete listing of services available in Fairfax County, click here:

Adults without children, please contact the shelters below for information and bed availability. During winter months, adults can seek shelter at any of the below sites. Information on additional winter shelter sites nearest you can be found here:

City Of Alexandria

If you are experiencing a housing crisis, please call 703-746-5700 for a screening and to help determine services from the Homeless Services Assessment Center (HSAC). You can also walk in to discuss at the Department of Community and Human Services Monday through Friday from 8am to 5 pm. This office is located at 2525 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA 22303.

For help after hours, families and individuals experiencing a housing crisis and needing emergency overnight stay should contact the Alexandria Community Shelter or Carpenter’s Shelter.

For other assistance and information regarding services in the City of Alexandria, click here.

Arlington County

If you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, contact the Department of Human Services at (703) 228-1300 for help. If you are in need of shelter during non-business hours, call (703) 228-1010 for assistance.

Shelter services in Arlington require a referral from the County Clinical Coordination Program. For more assistance and information, click here:

City Of Falls Church

The Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter will be closed for the 2020-2021 season due to pandemic health restrictions. Persons in need of shelter should refer to the Fairfax County Hypothermia Prevention Program page here: