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Big Birthday Bash and Carpenter’s Cook-Off All-Stars 2023

The Birchmere 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria

From the doorstep of Blessed Sacrament Church to several warehouses, to a shuttered Macy's in Landmark Mall to a purpose-built new facility, we have helped thousands of people experiencing homelessness for more than three decades. Carpenter’s Shelter proudly celebrates its 35th anniversary of service and dedication to our homeless neighbors.   Join us in celebrating  … Read more

Town Hall on Family Homelessness

Join our Virtual Town Hall on Family Homelessness. We will discuss changes to our Emergency Residential Shelter that will better serve families experiencing homelessness. We look forward to hearing your input! Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 810 3442 9597 Passcode: 053507 One tap mobile +19292056099,,81034429597#,,,,*053507# US (New York) +13017158592,,81034429597#,,,,*053507# US (Washington DC)

Volunteer Orientation


Want to be a volunteer at Carpenter’s Shelter? Attend this Volunteer Orientation to learn the ins and outs of shelter operations and volunteer responsibilities! Please join Community Relations Manager, Jamila Smith on Zoom for our monthly volunteer orientation from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  If you would like to attend, please register by clicking here. Please note:  … Read more