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Who can stay at Carpenter’s Shelter?

Carpenter’s Shelter provides emergency shelter to families and single adults who are experiencing homelessness in the City of Alexandria. Bed sp…

What kind of donations do you accept?

Monetary: Please visit our donation page to learn more about financial giving. In-Kind: Due to limited storage space, we restrict our acceptance of i…

What are your operating expenses?

Carpenter’s Shelter’s FY2021 budget is approximately $2.7 million. Please visit our Financials page to view our most recent audited financial stat…

How long do people stay at Carpenter’s Shelter?

Carpenter’s Shelter does not have a prescribed length of stay for residents. Residents are encouraged to stay until they acquire the skills and savi…

Why are people homeless?

People do not become homeless overnight. Generally, a series of events or conditions escalates to the point where an individual or family can no longe…

How can I make a difference?

You can make a difference by donating time or money to the shelter. Donate: Please consider making a financial contribution to Carpenter’s Shelt…

Where do all the people go during the day?

Carpenter’s Shelter focuses on empowering individuals to be self-reliant, independent community members. To that end, we require that adults leave t…

What happens to families when they leave Carpenter’s Shelter?

Typically, when individuals or families leave the shelter they move into:public housingsection 8 housingmarket rate housingrooming situations for sing…