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Embry Rucker Community Shelter

11975 Bowman Towne Drive
Reston , VA - 20190

Open 24 hours a day
The Embry Rucker Community Shelter is a 70-bed residential shelter that provides healthy, safe, emergency housing for families and single men and women. We are dedicated to helping our clients overcome the circumstances that led to their homelessness, and facilitate their transition to stable housing.

We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and employ 20 full-time staff members. We also have several part-time staff and more than 400 volunteers dedicated to helping our clients get back on their feet.


Our comprehensive services include child care, medical assistance, nutritious meals, a nurse on staff and financial counseling.
In addition, our in-house employment specialist helps unemployed or underemployed residents expand their skills as they prepare to look for work.
For children, we offer tutoring and mentoring assessments to help achieve developmental and academic milestones.
We also employ a full-time licensed housing broker who specializes in finding both traditional and non-traditional affordable housing and helps our residents settle into stable housing as quickly as possible.
In addition to our residential programs, we offer drop-in access to hot meals, laundry machines, and shower facilities for unsheltered homeless people. These are clients who, either by choice or because our beds are full, live outdoors in cars or other places unsafe for human habitation.
During the winter months of December through March, Cornerstones partners with Fairfax County to operate the North County Hypothermia Prevention Program (NCHP), one of three hypothermia prevention sites in Fairfax County.
We operate a cooling center for the homeless as well as emergency shelter during severe storms and summer weather.

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  1. Yes, amazing.

    Answer posted on Apr 16, 2024 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. Yes.

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Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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  1. Nope

    Answer posted on Apr 16, 2024 0

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  1. Come stay, don't cause trouble.

    Answer posted on Apr 16, 2024 0

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  1. As long as you like.

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