Last updated May 9, 2022 1 Comment 0

Carpenter's Shelter

Address
5701-D Duke Street
Alexandria, VA - 22304

Carpenter's Shelter is the largest homeless shelter in Northern Virginia, serving over 325 homeless men, women and children each year. Our 80 bed facility is located just north of Old Town Alexandria, VA.

Carpenter's Shelter is more than just a roof; we continuously work with our residents to address the issues which lead them to homelessness. In addition to providing comprehensive, goal-oriented case management, we teach our residents the life skills necessary for successful community living.
Shelter Requirements:
Full time employment or seeking full-time employment
Save 70% of their income once employed
Maintain clean and sober
Attend nightly classes

The average stay at Carpenter's Shelter is 3 months for individuals and 6 months for families. Bed space is given on a first come first serve basis for individuals. Individuals seeking shelter must complete the eligibility assessment given by the staff members of HSAC Families must be referred to Carpenter's Shelter by the City of Alexandria. We provide assistance with:
Substance abuse
Mental health disorders
Life-skills
Job readiness training
Access and referrals to social services agencies
Housing

Child and Family Services


David's Place


David's Place, a clean, safe facility connected to Carpenter’s Shelter, is the only day shelter in the City of Alexandria, and focuses specifically on meeting the basic needs of chronically homeless individuals. In fiscal year 2019, 154 unsheltered homeless individuals were served at David’s Place. David’s Place offers the following services to its visitors:

    Warm showers
    Laundry
    Locker facilities
    Phone and voice mail services
    Mailing address
    Housing referrals
    Food and snacks

David's Place Hours:
    Monday-Friday 7:30 am-11:30 am
    Saturday 8 am-12 pm

Carpenter’s Clinic
Carpenter's on-site medical clinic offers quality care and treatment to uninsured clients

Carpenter's Shelter Programs Carpenter’s Clinic
Many of Carpenter’s Shelter’s residents and David’s Place members do not have or receive health care benefits. Under the volunteer leadership of Dr. Laurence Clark, Carpenter’s Clinic is able to provide quality medical care to uninsured clients and homeless community members. Weekly, a team of doctors and nurses provide free medical exams and prescriptions to our clients.




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Hours

  • Monday 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 11;30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

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  1. Yes

    Answer posted on May 13, 2021 0

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1 Comment

  1. Mark
    Mark
    Dec 18, 2018Reply
    My nephew tells me he was turned away from your shelter because he was "not a resident of Alexandria." How do you establish yourself as a resident of Alexandria when you are homeless? Thank you.

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