- Added Apr 2, 2021 | Last Update Oct 20, 2021
- 5701-D Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
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- (703) 548-7500
Carpenter's Shelter is the largest homeless shelter in Northern Virginia, serving over 325 homeless men, women and children each year. Our 80 bed facility is located just north of Old Town Alexandria, VA.
Carpenter's Shelter is more than just a roof; continuously work with residents to address the issues which lead them to homelessness. In addition to providing comprehensive, goal-oriented case management, they teach residents the life skills necessary for successful community living.
Full time employment or seeking full-time employment
Save 70% of their income once employed
Maintain clean and sober
Attend nightly classes
The average stay at Carpenter's Shelter is 3 months for individuals and 6 months for families. Bed space is given on a first come first serve basis for individuals. Individuals seeking shelter must complete the eligibility assessment given by the staff members of HSAC Families must be referred to Carpenter's Shelter by the City of Alexandria.
Provide assistance with:
Mental health disorders
Job readiness training
Access and referrals to social services agencies
David's Place, a clean, safe facility connected to Carpenters Shelter, is the only day shelter in the City of Alexandria, and focuses specifically on meeting the basic needs of chronically homeless individuals.
Phone and voice mail services
Food and snacks
David's Place Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30 am-11:30 am
Saturday 8 am-12 pm
Carpenter's on-site medical clinic offers quality care and treatment to uninsured clients
Many of Carpenters Shelters residents and Davids Place members do not have or receive health care benefits. Under the volunteer leadership of Dr. Laurence Clark, Carpenters Clinic is able to provide quality medical care to uninsured clients and homeless community members. Weekly, a team of doctors and nurses provide free medical exams and prescriptions to our clients.