The Loudoun County Cold Weather Shelter will open Thursday, November 15, 2018, for adults in the community who are experiencing a housing crisis resulting in homelessness. The shelter, which provides a warm indoor sleeping environment, will be open from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. seven nights a week. In addition to a place to sleep, the shelter provides case management, mental health services and other resources.
The Cold Weather Shelter is in a new location this year due to renovations at the Loudoun County Homeless Services Center in Leesburg. For the winter of 2018-2019, the shelter will be located at the Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise Street in Sterling. The shelter will be open through March 31, 2019. A photo ID will be required for admittance to the shelter.
From November 15, 2018, through March 31, 2019, the county will provide free transportation from the Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market Street in Leesburg, to the Cold Weather Shelter. A shuttle bus will depart nightly at 9:00 p.m.
The shelter is operated by Loudoun County in partnership with the Loudoun County Continuum of Care (CoC). The CoC is a coalition of public, nonprofit and faith-based organizations that provide a variety of shelter and support services to persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Staff support for the CoC is provided by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services.
More information about services available to those experiencing homelessness in Loudoun County may be found at www.loudoun.gov/CoC or by calling 571-258-3033.