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Volunteers of America Chesapeake assistance programs.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake focuses on addressing the region's housing issues. The case managers, staff, and of course volunteers all are committed to preventing homeless and rehousing individuals that need a place to live. The non-profit provides resources in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Carolinas. Find information below as well as the phone number for VOA Chesapeake programs.

They are involved in a wide range of programs that range from shelter to information on rental assistance. The non-profit also has information on self-sufficiency type resources that can include education and job training. After all, residents of Virginia and Maryland need to be gainfully employed in order to remain housed.

Homeless Services - Volunteers of America Chesapeake aims to provide help to those who need it most. Through a network of non-profit shelters, drop-in centers, low income transitional housing programs and affordable permanent housing centers, Volunteers of America Chesapeake helps some of the most vulnerable people to get the support they need. They can get a place to live and help to become self-sufficient.

Resources and services are provided both on-site and through referral to other community providers and charities. They include case management, educational opportunities, housing support and placement, mental and physical evaluation and health care, life skills training, vocational training and job placement assistance. Examples of housing units, apartments and shelters in the Maryland and Virginia area are as follows.

The Shelter, known as the Safe Haven program, offers weekly healthy meals, minor check ups/medical screenings, referrals and outreach assistance to those who need it. Address is 7901 Annapolis Road, Lanham, MD 20706.

Another similar resource is Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter. This is located in Falls Church, part of Fairfax County, Virginia. The site is a 50-bed, emergency homeless shelter for low-income adult women and men. The average length of stay at the shelter is 90 days. Guests may also get help with free medical care, education, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, and job training for homeless individuals.

The shelter also offers additional services including community case management, housing locator services, transitional housing assistance and permanent supportive housing assistance.

Loudoun Virginia based Homeless Services Center is located in Leesburg, Virginia. It combines a number of resources. The Volunteers of America Chesapeake's Center is a unique, innovative and comprehensive facility comprising four programs including Drop In Center. The various programs include the Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter, Loudoun Transitional Housing Program and Cold Weather Shelter.




Volunteers of America Chesapeake's Pratt House provides a safe and supportive residential environment for homeless families with two or more children. The facility offers client's substance abuse treatment, case management, referrals to needed services, mental health counseling and, such as health care, adult education and information on regional job training. 1701 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21223. Telephone number is 410.362.5657.

The Lighthouse Center located in Virginia Beach. This site administers various services. It is part of the VOA Volunteers of America Chesapeake's Lighthouse program. It is operated as a day program that provides long-term assistance and support for homeless adults. The center offers life skills training, shower facilities, case management, counseling and, plus an address and telephone number.

The Loudoun Transitional Program provides low income families with a variety of long-term support services. Programs offered are financial budgeting, health care, counseling, job assistance and training, and adult education, for both homeless women and children. Residents may stay on-site in 8 efficiency apartments or up to 7 households offsite, for up to two years while they make the transition from crisis or emergency shelter to self-sufficiency and permanent housing, Address is 19520 Meadowview Court, Leesburg, Virginia 20175, phone number 703.771.5429

Rent and security deposit help from the Prince William County Rapid Re-Housing Program provides support and assistance to homeless families and individuals in need throughout Prince William County, VA. The goal of the government funded program is to provide effective and targeted case management in order to reduce the number of homeless individuals and families as well as the length of time they experience homelessness.

As part of this, the Rapid Re-Housing Program provides housing, financial and employment assistance as well as community case management and life skills education. Case managers also offer life skills training on issues such as credit repair, parenting, health care, budgeting, and home maintenance, Employment information and/or education assistance. It operates from 13327 Woodbridge Street, Woodbridge VA 22191, phone number: Call 540.446.6452.





Volunteers of America Chesapeake operate Veteran's Services programs in Northern Virginia as well as in The District of Columbia. These programs aim to help Veterans, military members and their families regain their independence by facilitating access to community resources and services that can help each resident address and resolve the issues that contributed to their homelessness.

Supportive Housing Services is provided from Volunteers of America Chesapeake. The non-profit offers safe, affordable homes to formerly homeless and low-income families. The program aims to provide assistance to those who need it most and also provide them with the support they need to stay self-reliant. This program provides educational opportunities, life skills training, children's programming and case management services as well as community engagement activities.

A resource located in Baltimore City, Maryland, is the Volunteers of America Chesapeake's Irvington Woods. This center provides quality, low income housing and social services to low-income and working poor families. Residents work toward achieving financial self-sufficiency and improving their quality of life by participating in on-site employment training and placement, and educational programs. 4102-4126 Potter Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21229, 410.644.7023.

Eastern Avenue Apartments are in Prince George's County, Maryland. The apartments cater to adults, individuals and families who are on their way to self-sufficiency. The permanent housing community is for very low-income families who qualify for Section 8 rental assistance and vouchers. 506 62nd Place, Seat Pleasant, Maryland 20743. Main phone: 301.925.6333.

Baltimore Maryland Paca House is a permanent housing initiative. Among other things, it provides support services for low income men and women who are facing homelessness or were evicted. Address is 116 North Paca Street. The city is Baltimore, Maryland 21202, 410.837.7222

Shelter Plus Care Program is available nationwide as well as in Prince George. The non-profit provides rental assistance, permanent housing and psychiatric rehabilitative services to mentally ill homeless adults, the disabled and their families. 4611 Assembly Drive, Suite D, Lanham, MD 20706, call 301.306.0904

Contact information

The main Volunteers of America Chesapeake office is at 7901 Annapolis Road Lanham, Maryland 20706. More information on housing resources for the less fortunate, seniors, and disabled can be obtained at (301) 459-2020 or (800) 646-2828.

By Jon McNamara


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