The shelter is CLOSED, and will reopen in November 2017.

If you are a single adult in need of shelter, please call Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter at 703-820-7621.

If you are a family in need of shelter, please call Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Shelter, email contact@fcshelter.org.

About Us

shelter-outside-daytimeThe mission of the Falls Church Homeless Shelter is to better the lives of single adults who are experiencing homelessness in the Falls Church area by providing temporary shelter, and assisting these individuals with accessing permanent affordable housing and other services needed to maintain a stable housing environment.

The Falls Church Homeless Shelter is a 501(C)3 organization which began operations in January 1996. In partnership with New Hope Housing, the Shelter provides warm beds, meals, and counseling to the homeless in Falls Church from November through April, and offers year round case management for Shelter residents.

We take pride in being a grassroots organization. Over 200 volunteers each year lend their support and the Board of Directors, composed of volunteers, is responsible for management of operations, recruiting volunteers, fundraising, and contracting. Approximately 80% of the funds required to run the Shelter has come from private sources, including individuals, faith communities, businesses, schools, and foundations.

 

Hypothermia Prevention Program

The Shelter is part of Fairfax County's Hypothermia Prevention Program: one of the county’s most successful—and important—public-private partnerships. The program relies on nonprofit and faith-based community partners to help carry out the life-saving mission to give our most vulnerable neighbors a safe place stay from the cold. 

The program partners with more than 200 faith communities with 55 host sites, mainly churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship across the county, as well as nine government agencies and four nonprofit groups.

A thank you from former resident Michael

"I am writing to thank you for your welcome assistance during one of the darkest seasons in my life. Your willingness to show up at short notice to assist with meals, help clean, and play back-up with all other issues made a great difference in my life...

I’m not sure if the board truly acknowledges the profound work that is in place within the walls of 217 Gordon St. But it’s only because they need to be told a little more by people like myself that God is alive and well, and has used vehicles such as yourself to take me where I needed to go....

Look, I can go on and on, but the truth is – no words have the ability to truly express my feelings. So I hope and pray that whoever reads this little note somehow has the ability to decipher the gratitude in between these lines. Thanks guys!!!!"

Help more people like Michael...

On the night of January 28, 2016 there were 1,059 people who were literally homeless in the Fairfax-Falls Church community. This represents a 12% reduction from the number counted in January 2015, or 145 less people. 577 were people in families, 482 of them were single adult individuals.