- Meals, laundry, other services offered
- Open daily 4 p.m.-9 a.m.
- Open through March 31
ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington's Emergency Winter Shelter will open for the 2014-2015 season on Saturday, November 1 and remain open through March 31, 2015. The shelter will be phased out when the new Homeless Services Center opens in 2015.
The “low-barrier” Emergency Winter Shelter offers Arlington men and women who are living on the streets a safe place to sleep through the cold winter months. It provides food, shower and laundry facilities, and access to a range of services through A-SPAN, (Arlington Street People's Assistance Network), the Department of Human Services and other community partners. Arlington provides other shelter options for homeless families.
Daily hours of operation will be from 4 p.m. – 9 a.m. Hours may be extended on especially cold days.
Accommodations for up to 74 persons
The Emergency Winter Shelter can accommodate up to 74 persons, and is located in a County-owned building at 2049 15th Street North (Courthouse area). Other facilities have been designated to handle overflow in the event of extremely severe weather.
If you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, call the Department of Human Services Community Assistance Bureau's Clinical Coordination Unit, at 703-228-1300, for help. The Community Assistance Bureau connects people with shelter, emergency food and other vital DHS and community services. The bureau can make referrals to all Arlington County shelters.
About the Emergency Winter Shelter
The EWS is funded by Arlington County Government and operated, under the supervision of the County's Department of Human Services, by the Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN), a local non-profit agency focused on providing case management services designed to help move people from the shelter and the streets to a home. To learn more about volunteer and donation opportunities with A-SPAN, call 703-842-0168 or visit A-SPAN's website.
10 Year Plan to End Homelessness
Arlington County launched a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in 2008, establishing a goal that no individual or family shall lack access to decent, affordable housing. Learn more about this effort on the County's website.