Are you -- or do you know someone who is -- currently homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness?
The Loudoun County Department of Family Services provides information, assistance and referrals to county residents who are experiencing or facing homelessness. The county provides a wide range of services and programs to meet residents' needs.
To access these programs, call Coordinated Entry Services at 703-777-0420 to complete a referral. The Coordinated Entry Services line is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Coordinated Entry is a process designed to quickly identify, assess, refer, and connect people experiencing a housing crisis, such as homelessness, to housing assistance and services.
Hypothermia Prevention Shelter
The Loudoun County Hypothermia Prevention Shelter will open Wednesday, November 15, 2023, for single adults aged 18 and older in the community who are experiencing a housing crisis resulting in homelessness. This temporary shelter, which provides a warm indoor sleeping environment and meals, will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., seven nights a week through March 31, 2024.
The Hypothermia Prevention Shelter is located at 16450 Meadowview Court in Leesburg, just past the Loudoun Homeless Services Center. The shelter had been previously co-located within the Loudoun Homeless Services Center, which had a limited capacity. This new temporary location allows for additional capacity, while remaining in close proximity to daytime services, if needed.
All shelter guests will be required to first check in at the Loudoun Homeless Services Center located at 19520 Meadowview Court. After checking in, guests will be served dinner and then directed to the Hypothermia Prevention Shelter.
For safety and security, all guests will be asked to store personal belongings (outside of limited essential items) in secure storage on site. The Loudoun County firearms ordinance prohibits firearms and ammunition in county facilities.
For daytime drop-in services, individuals may visit the Loudoun Homeless Services Center. The center is located at 19520 Meadowview Court in Leesburg and is open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The center provides meals, laundry and shower facilities as well as information on other community resources, such as food, clothing, medical care, mental health care, public benefits, obtaining an ID and employment opportunities.
Free bus transportation to the shelter will be provided daily at the times and locations listed below:
Sterling: Loudoun County Transit Bus Route 82 bus stop across the street from the William Watters House, 22365 Enterprise St. in Sterling. Pickup time is 5:00 p.m.
Leesburg: The front of the Shenandoah Office Building, 102 Heritage Way NE in Leesburg. Pickup time is between 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
The Drop-In Services program provides information on community programs and resources as well as food, laundry facilities, showers, and a computer lab. It provides a safe and dignified place for individuals experiencing homelessness to come to during the day to take care of everyday needs.
Emergency Homeless Shelters
Loudoun County has three emergency shelters. Each shelter is open to residents of Loudoun County and offers tailored programs to help with short-term needs as well as lower the risk of homelessness in the future.
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
LAWS - Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
105 E Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Serving: Survivors of domestic or sexual violence who are currently fleeing imminent danger