895 Jefferson St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22803


The Salvation Army’s Family and Emergency Shelter serves families with children as well as single men and women in need of help during a time of crisis. Our programs are faith-based and offer a wholistic approach to recovery and renewal.

Growing Community and Growing Homelessness Harrisonburg is the fastest growing city, among Virginia’s 15 largest, and many people come back searching for employment. They often arrive without money or a place to stay. They are referred to The Salvation Army for help. The expanded facility provides a kitchen-dining area for 70 persons, three lounges for television, reading, and games. A play area is provided for the children. It also has a food storage area equipped to serve 70, sleeping quarters for an additional 72 persons, and an enlarged laundry room.   Client Registration begins daily at 4:30 pm. A meal is served each day at 5:00 p.m. in the dining room. Single persons must be 18 years of age. Stay is limited to 6 days if the client is not from Rockingham County. Longer stays are determined on a case by case basis after meeting with the Social Service Director. Couples may share a family room only after providing staff with proof of legal marriage.

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