Notice: Loudoun Cold Weather Shelter is Open
The Loudoun County Cold Weather Shelter opened November 15, 2019, for adults in the community who are experiencing a housing crisis resulting in homelessness. The shelter, which provides a warm indoor sleeping environment, is open from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., seven nights a week. The Cold Weather Shelter is located at the Loudoun Homeless Services Center, 19520 Meadowview Court in Leesburg. The shelter will be open through March 31, 2020. A photo ID will be required for admittance to the shelter.Call 571-258-3033 for more information.
Coordinated Entry Services
Coordinated entry processes help communities prioritize assistance based on vulnerability and severity of service needs to ensure that people who need assistance the most can receive it in a timely manner. Coordinated entry processes also provide information about service needs and gaps to help communities plan their assistance and identify needed resources. One of the main purposes of coordinated entry is to ensure that people with the most severe service needs and levels of vulnerability are prioritized for housing and homeless assistance. Find out more about Loudoun County Coordinated Entry Services.
The Drop-In Services program provides food, laundry facilities, showers, and case management to the homeless population. Drop-In Services addresses the needs of community residents having a safe and dignified place for individuals experiencing homelessness to go during the day to take care of everyday needs and access short-term services and supports.
Emergency Homeless Shelters
Emergency shelter means any facility, the primary purpose of which is to provide a temporary shelter for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless and which does not require occupants to sign leases or occupancy agreements.
Loudoun County has three emergency shelters to assist community members that may be in need of emergency shelter. Each shelter is open to residents of Loudoun County and offers various programs to assist households in stabilizing housing.
Contact for Services
For households that need to access Loudoun Homeless Services Center, Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Rehousing, and Targeted Prevention and Diversion Services, please contact Coordinated Entry at 703-777-0420 to complete a referral. Coordinated Entry is staffed Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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
Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)
105 E Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20175
Serving: Survivors of domestic violence
Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing is permanent housing with indefinite leasing or rental assistance paired with supportive services. The program assists persons (or families) who have an adult or child with a documented disability, and individuals with a history of chronic homelessness. The PSH program differs from other supportive housing programs due to the federally mandated eligibility criteria.
Rapid re-housing is an intervention, informed by a "Housing First" approach that is a critical part of a community’s effective Coordinated Entry System. Rapid re-housing rapidly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a tailored package of assistance that may include the use of time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services.
Targeted Prevention & Diversion Services
Targeted Prevention and Diversion Services are designed to assist Loudoun County residents who are facing rental eviction or in jeopardy of losing their housing. The support provided is meant to prevent the incidence of homelessness, including, but not limited to: short-term subsidies to defray rent and utility arrears for households that have received eviction or utility termination notices (prevention); security deposits or first month’s rent to permit a homeless family to move into its own apartment (diversion); and other supportive services intended to prevent households 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. The goal of the program is to facilitate movement to independent living and self-sufficiency through individualized supportive services. These services are aimed at 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.