ACS is a City-owned 64 bed year round emergency shelter serving men, women, and families providing housing-focused case management, education training, job training, referral services, and behavioral health treatment services. VOAC offers case management services to all clients and assists with developing an individualized plan to address financial stability, increasing employment, assessing for housing type, and assists with how clients can remain permanently housed. The shelter is co-located with the DCHS' Substance Abuse Outpatient and Detoxification programs.
ACS is designed to provide supportive services to help each participant to increase and develop self-sufficiency in multiple areas such as housing, substance abuse, and mental health. Comprehensive case management is of primary importance and a case manager is assigned to each participant and is responsible for providing a comprehensive assessment of needs, ongoing support and coaching, as well as the formulation, implementation and management of an individualized service plans. Case management efforts are collaborative and client-focused in nature to ensure empowerment of the vulnerable populations we serve. ACS services are targeted towards adults and families experiencing a housing crisis in the City of Alexandria.