Carpenter's Shelter - 60-bed Residential Shelter

930 N. Henry Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

703-548-7500 Go To Website
Class of Housing: Homeless shelter. Case Management, clean and sober.

General Information:
The 60-bed Residential Shelter provides temporary housing for both individuals and families. Services include: - Case management - Assistance with substance abuse and mental health disorders - Life skills and job readiness training - Access and referrals to social services agencies Most residents are require to be employed full-time or be seeking full-time employment. Residents are required to save 70% of their income. Although there is not a maximum stay most individuals stay between 1 to 3 months with families averaging at least 6 months. For more information contact Carpenter's Shelter or visit the Carpenter's Shelter website.   Carpenter's Shelter is one of the largest homeless shelters in Northern Virginia, serving over 275 homeless men, women and children each year in the residential shelter program. Our 60-bed facility is located just north of Old Town Alexandria, VA. Carpenter’s Shelter is more than just a roof. We continually work with clients to address and overcome the causes which led them to homelessness. In addition to providing comprehensive, goal-oriented case management, we teach our residents the life skills necessary for successful community living. Individuals and families staying in Carpenter’s Residential Shelter work with their Case Manager to ensure that they are participating in a productive day activity including employment, day programs for individuals with mental illness, classes and volunteering. Residents are encouraged to save a portion of their income for future housing expenses, and Carpenter’s supports residents in recovery by maintaining a clean and sober facility.  The average stay at Carpenter’s Shelter is 2 months for individuals and 4 months for families. Bed space is given on a first come first serve basis for individuals. Individuals and families seeking shelter must complete an intake assessment and receive a referral from HSAC.


Helpful Definitions For Carpenter's Shelter - 60-bed Residential Shelter:

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

How To Volunteer at Carpenter's Shelter - 60-bed Residential Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Carpenter's Shelter - 60-bed Residential Shelter at 703-548-7500 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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