Crisis Driven MissionEmergency Services to Transitional Housing
Programming Built to Drive Self-Sufficiency
“When they explained their Six Steps to Self-Sufficiency Program, I knew this was the right route for us. I had a sense of purpose – something I could work toward and accomplish given the tight deadline of 89 days to secure employment, manage finances and secure our next place to live. It was beyond challenging living in a house with other families also struggling in their own ways.”
Good Shepherd is the areas most comprehensive network of services for the homeless, near-homeless, and those in need. Our shelters and transitional housing not only provides care for the immediate needs of those who come to us, but we also work with partners in the community – organizations, volunteers, and local businesses to address the deeper causes of homelessness. Our goal is to help everyone find housing stability, economic independence, and self-sufficiency.
We create programs that open doors to housing security, economic independence, and self-sufficiency, which allow our clients to become involved members of our community. We seek to develop innovative partnerships by involving our clients in opportunities where they can offer their skills and leadership in our local community.
Every family and individual in our area will live in safe, affordable, and permanent housing to become self – sufficient participants in the community.
3,000+ People Are Helped By Our Services Each Year
Emergency services, personal development, education, job training and placement, securing housing, mentorship and motivation, all lay the foundation for our participants.
10,000+ Beds and Nights Are Provided By Us
We offer more than a room to sleep or an overnight stay. We provide immediate housing, meals, restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities to individuals and families. To supplement these basis services, we also provide comprehensive case management services through vocational guidance, family life skills, and mentoring.
84% Of Those Served Go On To Stable Housing
This dynamic program is designed to help individuals and families achieve specific goals and ultimately return to housing stability in the community. Residents work directly with a care coordinator to address specific and unique challenges in each of the six stages. We believe it is essential to provide them opportunity for a long-term solution; not just shelter for a time.
Homelessness in Northern Virginia
The homeless population in Loudoun our area has seen a dramatic rise in the past several years. This is due in part to the high cost of housing, lack of sustainable job opportunities, and the unhoused are typically not in plain sight. Many individuals and families live temporarily with family members or friends, in cars or hotels, making them difficult to identify or help.
Good Shepherd believes that education and awareness, community outreach, and program development, are the tools needed to address this community need. We partner with existing social services organizations and charities to provide a variety of training programs that address individual and family needs. Our programs helps those in need to improve their physical and mental health, and provides opportunities for vocational training and employment. You can be a part and support our programs here.
Our Services Go Beyond Just Housing
- Emergency Services
- Personal Development and Education
- Job Training and Placement
- Secure Housing Assistance
- HebronIBethel (Emergency): Hebron is an 89-day Emergency Shelter for women and children located in Purcellville, VA. Hebron has six rooms and can house up to twenty-five residents with a house monitor overseeing the communal living. Hebron provides basic needs such as housing, food, showers and laundry machines for all residents.
- Peace House (Transitional – Single Women): Residents may apply for a room at Peace House after residing at the Hebron Emergency Shelter for 30 days.
- Mary’s House of Hope (Transitional – Single Mothers): Designated for pregnant mothers and or single mothers with young children. Mary’s House has three rooms and can sleep up to eight residents. A resident may apply for a room at Mary’s House of Hope after residing at the Hebron Emergency Shelter for 30 days.
- Family Transitional Housing: Each of the three homes in Leesburg, VA provide housing to individual families. Families who have resided at Hebron for at least 30 days are eligible to apply to the Program. Community referral applicants are also accepted.