Overnight Shelter Available for Homeless Adults during Winter

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

​Overnight shelter for adults experiencing homelessness is available through the city's Winter Shelter program. The program provides homeless individuals with a place to sleep each night at various faith organizations throughout Virginia Beach.

Homeless adults in need of overnight shelter need to check in at the Lighthouse Day Support Services Center, 825 18th St., between 5 and 7 p.m. each night. Shelter space is limited and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Each individual is allowed to bring one bag that is able to fit underneath their seat on the bus or on their lap. Participants are dropped off at the Lighthouse Center each morning at 6:30 a.m.

Participating faith organizations rotate weekly until April to provide overnight shelter and meals. Some organizations may also provide additional support and resources, such as toiletries, clothing and medical care.

The Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, under a contract with the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation, operates the Winter Shelter program and provides participants with transportation from the Lighthouse Center to the faith organizations.

For more information about the Winter Shelter program, contact Pam Shine at (757) 385-5761.

Families with children experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk should call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 227-5932 to access the city's homeless prevention and services system.

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