The Prince William Winter Shelter will open at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, and will operate daily between 6:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. until March 31, 2017, to house the homeless through the coming winter nights. The shelter will operate under extended hours when the temperature reaches below 32 degrees.
The shelter is located at 14730 Potomac Mills Road in Woodbridge and run by the Prince William County Department of Social Services. It operates on a first-come-first-served basis and has 47 beds.
In addition, the Department of Social Services partners with the Cooperative Council of Ministries to provide services as part of the Drop-In Center program, which connects people with community resources that include mental health services, housing, GED classes and employment assistance. The Drop-In Center operates during the day, six days a week, on a rotating schedule.
For information on the Winter Shelter and the Drop-In Center program schedule, call 703-897-0199. For more information about shelters in the county, visit www.pwcgov.org/shelters.