COVID-19: Food, Financial & Medical Assistance

Food, Financial and Medical Assistance for Neighbors in Need

Emergency Shelter Operations

  • All emergency shelters in Arlington County remain open
  • 2020-2021 Hypothermia season will open from November 9, 2020 through April 3, 2021

Additional Preventative Measures

  • Enhanced shelter preventative sanitation measures
  • Additional health screening question and protocol for new admissions to shelter
  • Additional training and emergency preparedness for staff and volunteers
  • Shelter providers have individual contingency plans and are in close collaboration with DHS and local hospitals

Shelter Donation Needs

  • Non-perishable goods
  • Hand soap, hand sanitizer
  • Cleaning and other personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, gowns, etc.)
  • External thermometers

Additional Information

Click here for information on COVID-19 and homelessness in Arlington. Do you feel unsafe in your relationship? Are you afraid of your partner? You are not alone. There is help. Call the Arlington sexual assault, domestic and dating violence hotline anytime at 703-237-0881 for assistance.

For additional countywide information pertaining  to COVID-19, updates can be found here:

Please note that shelter services require a referral by Arlington County DHS Clinical Coordination Program. In case of shelter need during non-business hours, households should call 703-228-1010 for assistance.

Path Forward – Homeless Services Center

  • Operated by Path Forward.
  • Contains 50 year-round beds, five medical respite beds and has an additional 35 slots in the winter months.
  • Other facilities have been designated to handle overflow in the event of extremely severe weather.
  • 2020-A 14th St N (Courthouse area)
  • Learn more about the Homeless Services Center.
  • Neighborhood Liaison: Neighbors who wish to contact the Homeless Services Center for any reason should call 703-228-7800.

New Hope Housing- Residential Program Center  

  • Residential Program Center (RPC) is a County-owned shelter for single adults.
  • Contains 44 beds and is operated by New Hope Housing.
  • Programs help individuals address personal problems through required participation in case management.
  • Persons with disabilities are assisted to achieve income and housing through existing mainstream resources.
  • 1554 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204, 703-228-0022

Doorways for Women and Families – Safehouse

  • Provides emergency shelter for battered and homeless women and their families.
  • The shelter and case management programs are designed to protect women and their children from abusive living situations and to assist homeless women and families by helping them develop plans leading to safe, self-sufficient living.
  • Safehouse: 703-237-0881

Doorways for Women and Families – Freddie Mac Foundation Family Home

  • The Freddie Mac Foundation Family Home operated by Doorways for Women and Families, Inc. provides housing (21 beds), food, skill building opportunities, referrals and supportive counseling and goal planning services to women, children, and families experiencing homelessness.
  • The typical length of stay at our homes is 90-120 days; however with fewer affordable housing options in Arlington, many families are staying 120 days and longer.
  • For more information call 703-907-0022

Bridges to Independence – Sullivan House

  • This emergency shelter for families and single females is provided through an agreement with Bridges to Independence. Sullivan House is a 50-bed facility in a County-owned building.
  • The program provides shelter and case management services to homeless families leading to employment, permanent housing, and achieving self-sufficiency.
  • 3103 9th Road North, Arlington, VA 22201, 703-525-7177