Since 1998, Carpenter's has been a leader in finding solutions to ending homelessness in the metropolitan Washington region.
Four comprehensive and interrelated programs are designed to end homelessness (not accommodate it) for the 1,000 children, families and adults serve each year.
Carpenter's Shelter mission is to end homelessness through services, education and advocacy.
Open 365 days, 24 hours a day, Northern Virginia's largest homeless program, Carpenter's award-winning programs provide services ranging from meeting the basic needs of the chronically homeless to providing emergency shelter on freezing cold nights to keeping families together by providing temporary shelter and giving them the skills needed to return to a stable and productive existence to finally helping families remain self-reliant following graduation from the shelter.
“CARPENTER'S SHELTER SUPPORTS THE HOMELESS TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE INDEPENDENCE THROUGH SHELTER, GUIDANCE, EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY.”