Last night, more than 35 community members attended our Open House and got a unique chance to tour the facility, learn about our programs, meet several staff members and hear personal stories from shelter clients.We had a great turnout and a wide range of attendees, from current donors to prospective volunteers to new neighbors and their kids!

The night started with guests gathering in David’s Place, Carpenter’s day shelter for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. After watching a video about one of our former clients, guests were welcomed by Carpenter’s Executive Director, Lissette Bishins, who told guests a little bit about David’s Place and Carpenter’s Winter Shelter. Guests were then split into three groups and taken on tours of the facility, with staff members describing Carpenter’s history, programming and daily operations.

During the Open House, guests also got the chance to hear from two of our clients in person. The clients shared their struggles with homelessness, their experiences at Carpenter’s Shelter and their subsequent road to independence.

We would like to thank everyone who attended our Open House last night! If you were not able to make it, we encourage you to sign up for our next Open House on Monday, December 15th.It’s a great way to learn about the shelter, connect with other community members and witness first-hand how Carpenter’s is improving the quality of life for hundreds of homeless and formerly individuals in Northern Virginia.

Please be sure to contact us if you would like more information or want to RSVP for our next Open House.