Are you -- or do you know someone who is -- currently homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness?
The Loudoun County Department of Family Services provides information, assistance and referrals to county residents who are experiencing or facing homelessness. The county provides a wide range of services and programs to meet residents' needs.
- To access these programs, call Coordinated Entry Services at 703-777-0420 to complete a referral. The Coordinated Entry Services line is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Coordinated Entry is a process designed to quickly identify, assess, refer, and connect people experiencing a housing crisis, such as homelessness, to housing assistance and services.
Hypothermia Prevention Shelter
The Loudoun County Hypothermia Prevention Shelter (previously referred to as the Cold Weather Shelter) typically is open from mid-November through the end of March from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily. The shelter is for single adults aged 18 and older in the community who are experiencing a housing crisis resulting in homelessness. The shelter provides a warm indoor sleeping environment, meals, shower facilities, and information on other community resources, such as food, medical care, and employment opportunities.
The shelter will be open November 15, 2022, through March 31, 2023. Find details in this news release.
The Drop-In Services program provides information on community programs and resources as well as food, laundry facilities, showers, and a computer lab. It provides a safe and dignified place for individuals experiencing homelessness to come to during the day to take care of everyday needs.
Emergency Homeless Shelters
Loudoun County has three emergency shelters. Each shelter is open to residents of Loudoun County and offers tailored programs to help with short-term needs as well as lower the risk of homelessness in the future.
Loudoun Homeless Services Center
19520 Meadowview Court
Leesburg, VA 20175
Serving: Singles and Families
The Good Shepherd Alliance
20684 Ashburn Road
Ashburn, VA 20147
Serving: Families, single women, single mothers
LAWS - Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
105 E Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Serving: Survivors of domestic or sexual violence who are currently fleeing imminent danger
Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing is an intervention that combines indefinite leasing or rental assistance paired with voluntary supportive services. The program assists individuals who have a documented disability and a history of chronic homelessness, or a family in which an adult or child has a documented disability and the family has a history of chronic homelessness. The PSH program differs from other supportive housing programs due to the federally mandated eligibility criteria.
Rapid Re-Housing quickly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a tailored package of assistance that may include time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services.
Targeted Prevention & Diversion Services
Targeted Prevention and Diversion Services' goal is to prevent episodes of homelessness for households seeking shelter who are currently housed and at imminent risk of homelessness, i.e., households who are facing rental eviction. Assistance, such as problem-solving conversations, linkages to mainstream and natural supports, and light-touch financial assistance is focused on housing stabilization and helping households develop a plan for preventing future housing instability. The program may include short-term subsidies to defray rent for households that have received eviction notices (prevention); security deposits or first month's rent to help a household move into its own apartment (diversion); and other supportive services intended to prevent household from becoming homeless.
Transitional Housing programs provide members of the community with decent, safe and sanitary housing while paying a portion of their household income towards rent. This program fosters independent living and self-sufficiency through individualized services. These services help develop self-empowerment, improved employment potential, increased opportunities for economic betterment, strengthened skills in the area of financial planning and family budgeting in addition to attempts to increase educational levels and instill effective home management.