About Us

Culpeper Housing and Shelter Services (CHASS) provides shelter and helps those in need obtain stable, permanent housing. Originally formed in 1988 as the Culpeper Community Development Corporation by a group of concerned local residents, this 501(c)3 has helped thousands over the years to gain access to safe, affordable housing. 

In order to carry out our services, we rely on state and federal grants. Local support is also needed to provide matching funds and expand our services, which are focused on meeting the needs of lower income families. For more information on how you can help, contact us.

Cheryl S. Carter

Cheryl S. Carter

Executive Director

Dawn M. Collins

Dawn M. Collins

Housing Program Administrator

Natasha Banks

Natasha Banks

Shelter Monitor

Elsa Hernandez

Elsa Hernandez

Shelter Monitor

Elizabeth O'Reilly

Elizabeth O'Reilly

Bookkeeper

Tiffany Christian

Tiffany Christian

Administrative Assistant

DeAngela Alexander, BSW, QMHP

DeAngela Alexander, BSW, QMHP

Case Manager

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Our Executive Board of Directors

President: Tony Hooper
Vice-President: Cathy Zielinski
Secretary: Mary McPhillips

Michael Baudhuin
Monica Chernin
                                                  Milin Patel                                                    Linda Thornton
Billy Yowell

We welcome individuals, groups and organizations who want to share their time and expertise to help reach more families in need. Contact us for more information to get started.

If you are in need of shelter or housing services please call Centralized Intake at the Foothills Housing Network Homeless Assistance number 540-724-6630.  This is an automated number so please leave your name, number where you can be reached and brief description of services you need.  Someone will call you back in 24-48 hours.  Make sure you are available for a call back.  Centralized Intake will take your information and then forward it to the correct service provider.

Culpeper Housing & Shelter Services

215 E. Spencer St.
Culpeper, VA  22701  Phone: 540-825-7434