The Emergency Shelter is the only emergency shelter in Fauquier County. The facility is a 7,100 square foot building that includes a fully-equipped modern kitchen and dining area, washer and dryer facilities, library and reading room, a group meeting area, office space for staff, family bedrooms, adult male bedrooms and adult female bedrooms. Our 52-bed configuration can accommodate up to eleven families and eight single adults at any one time. The ground level is 100% accessible to persons with physical disabilities.
A trained staff oversees shelter operations on a 24 hour, 7 day per week schedule. An on-site case manager helps to formulate and facilitate clients' plans for stable housing after their shelter tenure. In-house comprehensive support programs include budget management, various employment-related programs, life-skills classes, nutritional classes, job search services, parenting classes and children's programs. These programs are augmented by other community programs through collaborations established by the Shelter staff with our partners. Referral services to local, state and federal resources are provided to all residents as appropriate.