TIP IT FORWARD

Tip it Forward is a campaign I started September of 2019 where the "tip" feature on invoices was activated. Prior to this, tipping was not an option when paying invoices. The idea behind this campaign is to help our community by tipping it forward. 100% of tips received each month will go to the designated charity of that month. Tipping is 100% optional and not expected, but greatly appreciated. No amount is too small or too large. On this page, I will be showcasing the beneficiary of the current month while adding more information on how they continue to help our community. If you have a charity you would like to recommend please send the information to me at denise@cupcakesthegalleria.com

Loudoun Homeless
Services Center


19520 Meadowview Court
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

(571)258-3033

Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

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About

The Loudoun Homeless Services Center (LHSC) is a multifaceted program that provides extensive services to prevent, support and help end homelessness within Loudoun and surrounding counties. The Loudoun Homeless Services Center is a program operated by Volunteers of America  Chesapeake & Carolinas and Loudoun County Family Services. The primary goals are to assist households from homelessness to permanent housing and prevent at-risk households from becoming homeless. Program staff utilizes evidence-based practices such as Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Housing First approaches and low barrier programming to motivate, empower and support households experiencing homelessness.

Types of Programs offered

Emergency Homeless Shelter

A 24 hour/7 day a week 30 day emergency shelter program for single and families who are experiencing a housing crisis. VOACC works with households to identify IPP that will alleviate barriers to housing. VOACC provides the following services directly or through partnerships:

        • Mental Health assessment and treatment

        • Clothing and resources

        • Group therapy

        • Transportation supports

        • Budgeting

        • Work force development

        • Crisis intervention

        • Housing counseling

        • Life skills classes

        • Parenting classes and education supports

        • Financial literacy

 

Cold Weather Shelter

This program operates every year from 11/15 - 3/31. The goal is to provide a warm, safe sleeping environment for anyone experiencing homelessness during these months. This program runs from 9 PM-7 AM, each evening case management support, mental health services and resources needed to move clients from homelessness to housing is provided.

 

Drop-In Center

Drop In Center (DIC) operates Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. This program offers the unsheltered homeless community an opportunity to shower, wash clothes, have a meal and make connections to service providers as needed. This program partners with Loudoun County Department of Family Services, Emergency Services, PATH/Outreach and Mental Health to ensure all individuals who utilize this resource have an opportunity to connect to various services as needed.

 

Rapid Rehousing Program

Operated with Virginia Homeless Solutions Program, an entity of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. This program provides financial and case management resources to households that are literally homeless. VOACC works with local landlords to quickly move eligible households into permanent housing while providing case management and other supportive services to ensure housing stability.

 

Permanent Supportive Housing Program

VOACC works in partnership with Loudoun County to operate this Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on-site and community based program. VOACC provides 8 onsite efficiency units to individuals who have qualified for permanent supportive housing with a documented disability; proof of HUD defined chronic homelessness and completed a vulnerability assessment. Families that meet eligibility requirements are placed in the community in scattered sites throughout Loudoun County. We work in partnership with clients to develop Individualized Progress Plans that enable and encourage housing independence and stability. This program is a housing first approach that provides supportive resources and services to clients to assist them in recovering from the trauma of homelessness and overcoming barriers to further successes.

For information on housing and homeless services in Loudoun County, please contact Coordinated Entry at 703-777-0420.