Mission facility & Program expansion
2655 Valley Avenue Winchester, VA
Year-Round Emergency Shelter
Year-Round Emergency Shelter is open to anyone to come to rest, escape the weather, receive a hot meals and clothing. This closes a gap of services in our community by adding year-round emergency shelter beds for men and women.
A typical homeless family is comprised of a single mother with her two young children. This program expansion will give us the ability to house families and single parents.
support our programming
Adding an emergency shelter will provide us the opportunity to encourage guests to enroll in our residential shelter programs that will eventually lead to life transformation and sustainable housing.
INCRESE BED CAPACITY
We currently have 8 available beds for women experiencing homelessness; this expansion will serve 45 women. The new center will be our new home for the residential men’s program. Our current location on Cameron St will expand to serve as our Center for Women and Families
Our shelter program clients attend courses to learn new habits, life skills, and education. Classrooms are needed for residential program instruction, recovery group meetings, and staff training.
Our Great NeeD
Since the mission opened in 1973, the population of Frederick County and Winchester has increased by 65% and the 2021 State of Commonwealth Report revealed the Winchester area as being the fastest growing in Virginia. In 2021, we have had to turn away more than 475 individuals and families experiencing or facing homelessness due to lack of capacity. Winchester Rescue Mission is committed to end homelessness in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Our current facilities are land-locked, lack expansion capability and are above capacity. As a result, we must expand our programs, staff, and facilities.