Homeless Services

Information about housing assistance, shelters and homeless services

Page updated on Feb 11, 2019 at 8:57 AM

The Alexandria Winter Shelter Collaborative will remain open February 11, 2019 all day. Daily pick up locations for persons needing shelter are as following:

Morning pick-ups:

  • 7:20 a.m. -- Braddock Rd Metro Station (Kiss & Ride / 700 N. West St.) 
  • 7:35 a.m. -- City Hall (301 King St. / at the corner of King and Royal Sts.)
  • 11:50 a.m. -- Meade Memorial Church (322 N. Alfred St.)
  • 12:00 p.m. -- City Hall (301 King St. / at the corner of King and Royal Sts.)

Evening pick-ups:

  • 6:20 p.m. -- Braddock Rd. Metro Station (Kiss & Ride / 700 N. West St.) 
  • 6:30 p.m. -- Christ House (131 S. West St.)
  • 6:40 p.m. -- City Hall (301 King St. / at the corner of King and Royal Sts.)

Homeless Services Assessment Center (HSAC)

As part of the City of Alexandria Continuum of Care response to homelessness, HSAC serves as the point of entry for single adults and families seeking emergency shelter in the City of Alexandria.  HSAC will allow for the efficient and effective connection of persons to services through a comprehensive eligibility screening and basic needs assessment.   

Additionally, all persons will be screened for diversion services creating an opportunity to address the housing crisis with targeted assistance while averting unnecessary entry into the shelter system.   

If you are experiencing a housing crisis call 703.746.5700 or walk in for an eligibility screening with HSAC staff.

Department of Community and Human Services
2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22303
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Except holidays)
After hours, families and individuals experiencing a housing crisis and needing emergency overnight stay should contact the Alexandria Community Shelter or Carpenter's Shelter. During the winter months, the Alexandria Winter Shelter is available. 

Shelters & Resources

Alexandria Community Shelter

2355-B Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 - 703.746.3660
The Alexandria Community Shelter is a City-owned; 64-bed emergency shelter operated by Volunteers of America Chesapeake. Shelter is provided for men, women and families

Alexandria Winter Shelter

During wintry or cold weather, those experiencing homelessness may access the Alexandria Winter Shelter Collaborative located at Carpenter's Shelter, 5701-D Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 . The Alexandria Winter Shelter Collaborative accommodates men, women and families with children. Those needing emergency shelter may access the this shelter by walking in at 7 p.m. Call 703.548.7500 for more information.

Carpenter’s Shelter

5701-D Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304

Eviction Storage 

The Eviction Storage program provides furniture storage and emergency shelter referrals for eligible low-income households facing immediate eviction. Call 703.746.5700 for more information.


PATH Homeless Assistance Program