The Loudoun County Homeless Services Center near Leesburg will temporary relocate for about six months while the building is renovated. The facility’s services and participants will move beginning in October.
The center serves as the county’s 44-bed emergency shelter and provides housing to adults in need. The center also operates as a cold weather shelter from Nov. 15 to March 31, and as a daily drop-in shelter for people experiencing homelessness.
The Department of Family Services, which oversees the facility, is working with the Loudoun County Continuum of Care network—a community coalition of public, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations—to find alternate housing options for 48 individuals who are housed at the shelter. The department and Volunteers of America, which operates the facility, are working to ensure the services provided at this location continue uninterrupted.
The Homeless Services Center’s in-take operations will move to the Shenandoah Building at 102 Heritage Way NE in Leesburg.
“We care deeply about the people we serve at the center,” said Loudoun County Department of Family Services Director Glenda Blake. “These are some of the most vulnerable members of our community who rely on us for assistance in times of need, which is why are committed to continuing the compassionate services we offer elsewhere throughout the much-needed renovation of the building.”
The county has determined that renovation work throughout the building will make it uninhabitable. The scope of the needed renovations and the total costs involved are still being determined.
Referral agencies and individuals seeking emergency shelter should call the department’s Coordinated Entry Line at 703-777-0420, TTY 711. More information about the center’s programs and services is posted online at loudoun.gov/coc.
The shelter is located at 19520 Meadowview Court.