Overnight Shelter Available for Homeless Adults during Winter

Modified Check-in Time for Winter Shelter on Wednesday, Jan. 17

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

​​Winter Storm #2-04

Virginia Beach, VA ­– Jan. 17, 2018 - 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 on Wednesday, Jan. 17 must check in at the Lighthouse Day Support Services Center, 825 18th St., between 4 and 6 p.m. Shelter space is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Transportation is provided from the Lighthouse Center to the shelter site. 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 picked up from the shelter site and dropped off at the Lighthouse Center the following morning.

Participating faith organizations rotate weekly until March 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.

We will keep you informed. Keep aware of emergency messaging by local officials posted on VBgov.com, Facebook.com/CityofVaBeach, Twitter.com/CityofVaBeach, Nextdoor.com and VBTV. Also, tune into your local TV and radio stations. Please remember to call 911 for true emergencies only. For other inquiries 24/7, please call 385-5000 for non-emergencies and 311 for City information.

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