November 18, 2021

Pre-Screening for Virginia Beach Winter Shelter Scheduled Nov. 19, 22 and 23

Program Begins Nov. 24 to Provide Overnight Shelter for Homeless Adults during the Winter

The City's Winter Shelter program provides homeless individuals a warm place to sleep each night at various faith organizations throughout Virginia Beach. Pre-screening for homeless adults (18 and older) in need of overnight shelter will be held on Nov. 19, 22 and 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Housing Resource Center, 104 N. Witchduck Road, and PiN Ministry, 1164 Millers Lane, Suite A.

The purpose of pre-screening is to help determine how many people will need Winter Shelter and identify the most vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness. It does not guarantee placement in the Winter Shelter.

The Winter Shelter will begin Wednesday, Nov. 24. After the pre-screening process, individuals will need to check in each day that overnight shelter is needed. Shelter space is limited. Spots are provided through random selection (not first come, first served). Check-in times and locations are as follows:

DaysCheck-In TimeWhere to Check In:
Monday - Friday5 – 6 p.m.Housing Resource Center Day Services
104 N. Witchduck Road
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays5 – 6 p.m.PiN Ministry
1164 Millers Lane, Suite A

Transportation is provided from the check-in location to the shelter site. Each individual is allowed to bring only what they can fit on their lap and one bag in the back of the transport van. Participants are picked up from the shelter site and dropped off at the Housing Resource Center or PiN Ministry, depending on the day.

PiN Ministry, under a contract with Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation, operates the Winter Shelter program and provides participants with transportation. Participating faith organizations rotate weekly to provide overnight shelter and meals. Some organizations may also provide additional support and resources, such as toiletries and clothing.

For more information about the Winter Shelter program, contact PiN Ministry at 757-962-3567.

Families with children experiencing homelessness who need overnight shelter should call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-227-5932, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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