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SafeHaven1Hours of Operation
Every Thursday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breakfast is served at 9:00am and lunch is served at noon

Safe Haven is a drop-in day shelter for the homeless, the hungry, and anyone who needs a place of respite and a good meal. The shelter was established in 1996 when a First Christian Church member discovered several people who were homeless sleeping in our outdoor sanctuary. Bill LaLiberte recognized the need for a “safe haven” where folks could go to get out of the elements, have a good meal or two and find a place of spiritual comfort. Safe Haven has evolved from serving 15 people a day to an average of over 100 people a day. We operate Safe Haven in partnership with Fairfax County and Northern Virginia Family Service.

Services Offered

  • Hot breakfast and lunch
  • Haircuts
  • Clothing Closet for men, women
    and children. (First-come, first-serve basis. Open from 10:00am-1:00pm subject to volunteer availability. Please note that we have a very limited quantity of clothing; this is not a full-service clothing program)
  • Basic medical advice
  • Computer / internet access

The following faith communities and organizations provide volunteer support for Safe Haven:

  • Annandale United Methodist Church
  • Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center
  • Einstein Bagels of Falls Church
  • Falls Church Anglican Church
  • First Christian Church of Alexandria
  • Great Harvest Bread Company, Arlington
  • Knox Presbyterian Church
  • Legal Aid Justice Center
  • Rising Hope Mission Church, Alexandria
  • Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, Arlington
  • Clare & Don’s Beach Shack
  • Power4YourLife

Click here to learn about Joni Laurence and Donna Hawley, our Safe Haven Co-Coordinators.

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