Carpenter's Shelter

Alexandria, VA

Carpenter's Shelter
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Carpenter's Shelter


Carpenter's Shelter is a nonprofit focused on temporary shelter for homeless. With $2.0m in revenue and 45 employees, it is a mid-sized organization. Founded in 1991, Carpenter's Shelter is headquartered in Alexandria, VA. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $2.3m.

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Carpenter's Shelter


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Mission and Work


To support the homeless in achieving sustainable Independence through shelter, guidance, education and advocacy.


Carpenter's Shelter serves homeless and formerly homeless people in Alexandria each year through the following programs: a 60-bed emergency residential shelter; a day shelter for the chronically homeless; an overnight Winter Shelter during inclement weather; and continued support to formerly homeless clients that are back in the community. Carpenter's Shelter meets the immediate needs of homeless individuals and families while also educating them in life skills and job training, which helps them transition into stability and self-sufficiency. Current services include: individualized case management; adult education; financial literacy workshops and parenting classes; workforce development; an on-site health clinic; food and nutrition education; children's programs; and housing placement support. Our ultimate goal is to move people from homeless to stable housing.

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Carpenter’s Shelter serves more than 650 homeless and formerly homeless children and adults each year.

Carpenter’s comprehensive continuum of care offers continuous services, aiding the chronically homeless and shelter residents through their transition back into independent living. We empower our clients to address the issues which led them to homelessness and provide the tools necessary to achieve lasting independence.

Our measurable impact is demonstrated by the fact that over 95% of clients who graduate from the shelter and continue on with our community case management program remain in permanent housing during their first year out of the shelter, which is a very vulnerable time.

At Carpenter’s Shelter, we believe that every person has a right to shelter. No one shall be denied shelter or services on the grounds of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected by law. 

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