The Alexandria Community Shelter

Christine Miller

2355-B Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314

Men and women sitting in a circle during group therapy, supporting each other.
2355-B Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314


Alexandria Community Shelter is a partnership funded by the City of Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services’ Office of Community Services.

ACS is a City-owned 64-bed year round emergency shelter serving men, women, and families providing housing-focused case management, education training, job training, referral services, and behavioral health treatment services. VOAC offers case management services to all clients and assists with developing an individualized plan to address financial stability, increasing employment, assessing for housing type, and assists with how clients can remain permanently housed. The shelter is co-located with the DCHS’ Substance Abuse Outpatient and Detoxification programs.

ACS is designed to provide supportive services to help each participant to increase and develop self-sufficiency in multiple areas such as housing, substance abuse, and mental health. Comprehensive case management is of primary importance and a case manager is assigned to each participant and is responsible for providing a comprehensive assessment of needs, ongoing support and coaching, as well as the formulation, implementation and management of an individualized service plans. Case management efforts are collaborative and client-focused in nature to ensure empowerment of the vulnerable populations we serve. ACS services are targeted towards adults and families experiencing a housing crisis in the City of Alexandria.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a housing crisis in the City of Alexandria, please contact the Homeless Services Assessment Center (HSAC) by calling 703-746-5700 or through walk-in at 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA 22303. HSAC’s hours of operation is Monday through Friday 8 AM -5 PM.

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