Office to Prevent and End Homelessness

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

703-324-9492
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 942
Fairfax, VA 22035

Thomas Barnett,
Deputy Director

Emergency Shelters

Fairfax County has six emergency shelters for individuals and families who are homeless. These shelters are operated by community nonprofit organizations under contract with the county. Shelters have additional capacity during winter months to take in people overnight who are at risk of hypothermia. If you see someone at night who is unsheltered and you think could be at risk of hypothermia, call the county’s non-emergency phone line at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.     

Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence should contact the Domestic and Sexual Violence 24-Hour Hotline for assistance at 703-360-7273, TTY 711.
 

For Adults With Children

Please contact Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880 (TTY 711), Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A Human Services Specialist will work with you to identify your family's needs and to determine eligibility for shelter or other emergency services and make the necessary referrals.

If you need assistance after normal business hours, please go directly to the nearest family shelter (see below).

Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter (Fairfax)

12970 Katherine Hanley Court, Fairfax, VA 22030
571-522-6800; Fax 703-988-0251; TTY 703-988-0256

  • A shelter for families with children.
  • Accommodates up to 20 families.
  • Full service sheltering and supportive services program.
  • Opened in 2007. Operated by Shelter House, Inc.

Embry Rucker Community Shelter (Reston)

11975 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190
703-437-1975; Fax 703-481-1406

  • A shelter for families with children and adults without children.
  • 42 beds (10 rooms) for families.
  • 28 beds for unaccompanied adults (20 men and 8 women).
  • 10 beds for cold weather overflow (November 1 through March 31).
  • Full service sheltering and supportive services program.
  • Opened in 1987. Operated by Cornerstones.
  • Next Steps (Richmond Highway - Alexandria)
  • Various locations, scattered-site.
  • 53-bed shelter primarily for families with children.
  • Full service program: case management, mental health counseling, health care services. 
  • Operated by FACETS.

Patrick Henry Family Shelter (Falls Church)

3080 Patrick Henry Drive, Falls Church, VA 22044
703-536-2155; Fax 703-534-0736

  • 42-bed shelter for families only.
  • Full service sheltering and supportive services program.
  • Opened in 1982. Operated by Shelter House, Inc.

Next Steps Family Program (Locations Countywide)

8794-O Sacramento Drive, Alexandria, VA 22309 (main office)
703-360-1727

  • Full service sheltering and supportive services program. 
  • Sheltering services are provided in apartment communities located throughout the county. Please contact our main office at 703-360-1727 for assistance.
  • For assistance after business hours, please contact or visit any of the family shelters listed above.
  • Operated by FACETS

  

For Adults Without Children

Adults without children who are in need of shelter should call one of the three emergency shelters that serve single adults (see below).

Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter (Falls Church)

5914 Seminary Road, Falls Church, VA 22041
703-820-7621; Fax 703-671-0441

  • 50-bed shelter for adults without children.
  • 36 beds for men; 14 beds for women; 10 beds for cold weather overflow (November 1 through March 31).
  • Full service sheltering and supportive services program. 
  • Opened in 1987. Operated by New Hope Housing, Inc.

Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter (Richmond Highway – Fort Belvoir)

9155 Richmond Highway, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
703-799-0200; Fax 703-799-8127
  • 50-bed shelter for adults without children.
  • 38 beds for men; 12 beds for women.
  • 15 additional beds for overflow capacity year-round, plus 10 more during cold weather.
  • Full service sheltering and supportive services program. 
  • Opened in 1986. Operated by New Hope Housing, Inc.

Embry Rucker Community Shelter (Reston)

11975 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190
703-437-1975; Fax 703-481-1406

  • A shelter for families with children and adults without children.
  • 42 beds (10 rooms) for families.
  • 28 beds for unaccompanied adults (20 men and 8 women).
  • 10 beds for cold weather overflow (November 1 through March 31).
  • Full service sheltering and supportive services program. 
  • Opened in 1987. Operated by Cornerstones.
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