Mission facility & Program expansion

2655 Valley Avenue Winchester, VA 

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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.

Our staff will have to begin to make connections to community services and help assist those struggling in our community with services and help those experiencing homelessness move into our programs.

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CENTER FOR MEN

This 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

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Laundry and Hygiene support

Expanded Laundry Support and Showers, our community will be able to come in, wash laundry, take a shower and leave with clean clothes!

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INCRESE BED CAPACITY

Will be open daily 8am-5pm to assist those struggling in our community with services like SNAP, Medicaid applications, medical and SA referrals. This center will provides a safe place to get needs met, rest and be safe and out of the weather; and provide mail service for individuals experiencing homelessness

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Cafeteria and Commercial kitchen

With a buffet style serving cafeteria, dining room with sitting areas in addition to a commercial kitchen, we will be able to serve three meals a day, 365 days a year to anyone in the community hungry.

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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.