The Alexandria Community Shelter

Christine Miller

2355-B Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314

Providing Shelter & Housing Support to Individuals and Families in Need


The Alexandria Community Shelter (ACS) is a partnership funded by the City of Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services’ Office of Community Services. The ACS is a city-owned, 64-bed, year-round emergency shelter serving men, women and families. We offer case management services to all consumers and assist with developing an individualized plan to address financial stability, employment, and housing instability to ensure households can secure and remain permanently housed. The shelter is co-located with the DCHS’ Substance Abuse Outpatient and Detoxification programs.

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.


Shelter and support are offered to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Financial assistance for housing is determined by income eligibility.

Services Provided

  • Housing-focused case management
  • Housing navigation assistance
  • Rent & utilities assistance
  • Education training
  • Job resource assistance
  • Referral services
  • Behavioral health treatment services

Hours of Operation

24 hours a day / 7 days a week (Shelter Hours)

Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM (Homeless Services Assessment Center (HSAC) Hours)

Skip to content