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 and Shelter Services (CHASS) operates a 15 bed Emergency Homeless Shelter in Culpeper, VA. The shelter is for families and individuals who are literally homeless as a result of:
- Loss of home through fire
- Loss of employment
- Economic disparity
- Family/Medical emergency
- Other unforeseen circumstance
The emergency shelter houses up to 15 people in a group setting. They share kitchens and common living area. Families and individuals learn to get along and work together, many times offering help to one another to accomplish their goals. The shelter provides a temporary place to stay while dealing with crisis issues. It gives them the time to regain control of their lives and focus on residential stability.
Every shelter resident is provided a case manager. Case management services include:
- Budget Counseling
- Housing Counseling
- Job Search Services
- Life Skills Training
- Referrals to local, state and federal resources
- Help with developing an individualized housing service plan
Prevention funds are provided to families and individuals who meet the requirements of the program and are facing homelessness in 14 days or less. The program is designed to divert clients from homelessness and if necessary provide financial assistance for back rent to keep them stably housed. Case management is provided on a monthly basis to help clients retain housing stability. This could include budget and housing counseling, developing a housing service plan or referrals to needed resources.
Culpeper Housing and Shelter Services helps provide homeless families and individuals the financial assistance to move into permanent housing with rapid re-housing funds. This assistance can be for a security deposit and first month’s rent to help them secure housing. Case management is provided on a monthly basis to help clients stay in stable housing. Case management could be budget and housing counseling, referrals to needed resources, and helping with employment opportunities.
Rapid Re-housing clients must be literally homeless to qualify for this program.
CHASS provides housing at below market rent for eligible families in need as follows:
- Ann Wingfield Common Apartments in Culpeper: with 33 units to income eligible clients, construction will begin in October 2019 to renovate the existing apartment units and to add 12 new units. The project also includes the addition of community and office space.
- Two 3 bedroom single family homes to families in need.
The housing units on Chandler Street are undergoing major renovations made possible with a grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
Culpeper Housing and Shelter Services (CHASS) helps provide Christmas to families in need every year. The Adopt-A-Family Program matches up families that would not have Christmas without this program with families, individuals, or organizations that are willing and able to help make Christmas possible. There are also numerous new toys that are donated for children in need. Over the years CHASS has helped provide Christmas for over 100 families a year. If you’d like to participate, please follow this link to get started.
If you have any questions or are in need of any of the services listed above, please contact us.
Culpeper Housing & Shelter Services
215 E. Spencer St.
Culpeper, VA 22701 Phone: 540-825-7434