New Hope Housing - Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter

Shelter details

  • Added May 8, 2021 | Last Update Aug 30, 2023
  • 9155 Richmond Hwy
       Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
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  • 703-799-0200


Must call to get on waiting list, call back for availability.

The Kennedy Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Services include case management, advocacy, employment assistance, housing assistance, meals, and connection with community resources and programs.

Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter is a 50 bed shelter for 38 men and 12 women, located in a historic building on Fort Belvoir grounds outside the Tulley Gate. It is named in honor of Eleanor U. Kennedy, a community leader who spearheaded the founding of New Hope Housing and served on its Board of Directors for many years. The shelter opened in 1986 and was originally known as the South County Community Shelter.

Shelter is available for adults only.
Referral Process

Please contact shelter by phone for information and bed availability.

During winter months, adults in need of shelter can go directly to site for availability. Visit Hypothermia Prevention Programs & Winter Shelters for more information.

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  1. Is this shelter free?
  2. Do they accept donations at this shelter?
  3. Do they allow Pets at this shelter?
  4. How old do you have to be to stay here?
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