Homeless. Not hopeless.

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 CLOSED for the season

Will reopen 11/2015, Case Management is year-round

About Us

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.

Shelter Tweets

1,204 People

On the night of January 28, 2015 there were 1,204 people who were literally homeless in the Fairfax-Falls Church community. 715 were people in families, 488 of them were single adult individuals, and 1 was an unaccompanied minor

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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