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217 Gordon Road, Falls Church, VA 22046

(Please do not send mail or packages to this address, and no unattended dropoffs)

703-854-1400  •  fcshelter@gmail.com

The shelter is OPEN for the season

Operating hours: 6:00pm - 8:00am every day

Homeless. Not hopeless.

shelter-outside-daytimeThe Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter is a 501(C)3 organization which began operations in January 1996. The organization was created to address the critical need for emergency housing in the community, especially during the winter months. In partnership with New Hope Housing, the “Friends” manage and operate the Shelter providing warm beds, meals, and counseling to the homeless in Falls Church from December through March, and offer year round case management for Shelter residents. We take pride in being a grassroots organization. Over 200 volunteers each year lend their support and the Board of Directors, composed of volunteers, is responsible for management of operations, recruiting volunteers, fundraising, and contracting. Approximately 80% of the funds required to run the Shelter has come from private sources, including individuals, faith communities, businesses, schools, and foundations.

The mission of the Friends of the Falls Church Homeless Shelter, Inc. is to better the lives of single adults who are experiencing homelessness in the Falls Church area by providing temporary shelter and other services and assisting these individuals to access permanent affordable housing and/or services needed to maintain a stable housing environment.

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1,225 People

On the night of January 29, 2014 there were 1,225 people who were literally homeless in the Fairfax-Falls Church community. Single individuals represent 43 percent of the total number of persons counted and people in families accounted for other 57 percent.

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Hypothermia Prevention Program

The Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter is part of Fairfax County's Hypothermia Prevention Program. 

The Hypothermia Prevention Program is one of the county’s most successful—and important—public-private partnerships. The program relies on nonprofit and faith-based community partners to help carry out the life-saving mission to give our most vulnerable neighbors a safe place stay from the cold.

It is thanks to the collaborative efforts of the partnership that no unsheltered individuals died due to hypothermia this past winter.

Highlights:

  • Served 1,056 unduplicated individuals during the 2013-2014 season
  • Offers 36 shelters across the county—35 of which are places of worship
  • Functions using more than 2,300 volunteers to run the shelters

Featured Post …

Thank You BJs Wholesale Club of Falls Church

The Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter would like to thank BJs Wholesale Club of Falls Church for choosing us as a Community Partner and bestowing upon us an incredible donation. We are the grateful recipients of $1700 in goods, all essential items for not only the shelter, but also our shelter residents.  Thank you for supporting our community members in need and helping us through this unseasonably rough winter.

Thank You BJs

Thank you BJs Wholesale Club of Falls Church!