Emergency Shelter When You Need It

In cases where homelessness prevention is not possible or safe, the emergency shelter may be used as a temporary measure. The Western Virginia Continuum of Care (CoC) works with shelter providers to coordinate services and referrals across the region.

Shelters in the region contribute information about the people they serve so that the CoC can help plan for programs to move people from homelessness into housing. Additionally, the CoC coordinates a collaborative process known as Built for Zero, which aims to reduce homelessness in the Shenandoah Valley to functional zero using service providers and other support programs to house veterans and those who are chronically homeless.