Homeless Services

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.
  • The coordinated entry process helps the county prioritize assistance so people who need assistance the most can receive it in a timely manner.

Cold Weather Shelter

The Loudoun County Cold Weather Shelter will open Sunday, November 15, 2020, for adults in the community who are experiencing homelessness. The shelter, which provides a warm indoor sleeping environment, meals and shower facilities, will be open 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m., seven nights a week through March 31, 2021.

Drop-In Services

The Drop-In Services program provides food, laundry facilities, showers, and case management. It provides a safe and dignified place for individuals experiencing homelessness to go during the day to take care of everyday needs and access short-term services and supports. 

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
Phone: 571-258-3033  
Serving: Singles and Families

The Good Shepherd Alliance
20684 Ashburn Road
Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: 703-724-1555
Serving: Families, single women, single mothers

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)
105 E Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703-771-3398
Serving: Survivors of domestic violence

Permanent Supportive Housing 

Permanent Supportive Housing is permanent housing with indefinite leasing or rental assistance paired with supportive services. The program assists persons (or families) who have an adult or child with a documented disability, and individuals with a history of chronic homelessness. The PSH program differs from other supportive housing programs due to the federally mandated eligibility criteria.

Rapid Re-Housing

Rapid Re-Housing quickly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a tailored package of assistance that may include time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services.

Targeted Prevention & Diversion Services

Targeted Prevention and Diversion Services programs assist residents who are facing rental eviction or in jeopardy of losing their housing. The program can include short-term subsidies to defray rent and utility arrears for households that have received eviction or utility termination notices (prevention); security deposits or first month’s rent to permit a homeless family to move into its own apartment (diversion); and other supportive services intended to prevent households from becoming homeless.

Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing Programs provide members of the community with decent, safe and sanitary housing while paying a portion of their household income towards rent. This program fosters independent living and self-sufficiency through individualized services. These services help develop self-empowerment, improved employment potential, increased opportunities for economic betterment, strengthened skills in the area of financial planning and family budgeting in addition to attempts to increase educational levels and instill effective home management.