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Virginia Beach program provides homeless adults with winter shelter

VIRGINIA BEACH — As temperatures continue to drop in Hampton Roads, homeless people living in Virginia Beach can find a warm place to sleep via the city’s Winter Shelter program.

The Winter Shelter program connects homeless adults with Virginia Beach faith organizations that will provide them a place to sleep. Some of the organizations will also provide additional care, like giving people toiletries and providing access to medical care, according to a city news release.

Shelter is limited. To access it, homeless adults must check in at the Lighthouse Day Support Services Center, located at 825 18th Street, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. every night. From there, the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center will bus them to the faith organization that will host them for the night, the release states.

They will be dropped off at the Lighthouse Center again at 6:30 a.m. the following morning.

People are allowed to bring one bag to the shelter with them. It must be small enough to fit underneath their bus seat or on their lap, according to the release.

The program will run until April and only accepts homeless adults. Families with children should call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-227-5932.

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