The Loudoun County Cold Weather Shelter will open Sunday, November 15, 2020, for adults in the community who are experiencing a housing crisis resulting in homelessness. The shelter, which provides a warm indoor sleeping environment, meals and shower facilities, will be open 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m., seven nights a week through March 31, 2021.
The Cold Weather Shelter will be located at the Loudoun Homeless Services Center, 19520 Meadowview Court in Leesburg. A photo ID will be required for admittance to the shelter. Personal bags and belongings must be limited; all bags will be searched and stored in a locked room for security during the night.
Additionally, the following COVID-19 safety measures will be required for admittance to the shelter:
- Face coverings: A face covering will be provided for anyone who does not have one.
- Temperature checks: Temperatures will be taken with a no-contact thermometer.
- COVID-19 symptom screening: Questionnaires will be administered verbally by shelter staff.
The county will provide free transportation to the shelter with shuttle buses departing nightly at the times and locations below. Personal bags and belongings must be limited and no bicycles will be allowed. Face coverings, temperature checks and COVID-19 symptom screenings will be required to board the bus.
- 5:00 p.m. – William Watters House, 22365 Enterprise Street, Sterling (near Loudoun County Transit Local Bus Route 82 bus stop)
- 6:00 p.m. – Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market Street, Leesburg
On weekends and holidays, the county will also provide a morning shuttle drop-off from the shelter to each of the stops noted above.
The shelter is operated by Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas under a contract with Loudoun County. The shuttle bus transportation is operated by ECHO under a contract with Loudoun County.
More information about services available to those experiencing homelessness in Loudoun County may be found at loudoun.gov/CoC or by calling 703-777-0420.
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