Need Shelter ?

The Brisben Center is a safe, secure place for transformation where women, men, children and families without housing are provided shelter, a caring staff, a shower, a bed and nutritious meals, 24 hours a day/365 days a year —at no cost to residents. 

The Brisben Center provides hand-up, accountability-centered supports, creating opportunities for residents to develop livable wage income, address challenges, and acquire new life skills with which to transform homelessness into sustainable re-housing.  

ARE YOU OR THE PERSON YOU ARE HELPING EXPERIENCING A HOUSING CRISIS OR HOMELESSNESS?

LITERALLY HOMELESS means sleeping in a car, sleeping outside, or sleeping in any other place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

YES, I AM EXPERIENCING A HOUSING CRISIS OR I'M HOMELESS.
  • Please contact the The Brisben Center at (540) 899-9853 ext. 110 to speak with a staff member. You can expect to answer some questions from the staff member on duty. 
  • The Brisben Center is open 24 hours a day so you may call at any time — this includes nights, weekends and all holidays. 

IMPORTANT –
You MUST be available to enter the Center if advised there is an opening for you. 
Call the Center before making any plans.

CRITERIA & EXPECTATIONS

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Must be at least 18 years old, or under the authorized and on-site care of a legal guardian, and Literally Homeless:

    [Literally Homeless — Individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular or adequate nighttime residence, meaning: 1- Has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not meant for human habitation; 2- Is living in a publicly or privately operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements (including congregate shelters, transitional housing, and hotels and motels paid for by charitable organizations or by federal, state, and local government programs); or 3- Is exiting an institution where (s)he has resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering institution.] 

  2. Be physically and mentally capable of independently providing adequate care for yourself (perform Activities of Daily Living) and any children in Brisben’s communal living environment.
  3. Not present a threat of harm or danger to yourself or others, including clients, volunteers, staff or the facility.

 

AGREE TO: 

  1. Adhere to Brisben Center Code of Conduct, policies, and staff direction as they pertain to facility operations, safety, security, health, and related matters; and,  
  2. Tobey applicable governmental regulations/laws; and,  
  3. Not possess or consume alcohol or misuse substances at the Center or on its grounds; and,  
  4. Treat clients, volunteers, staff, and the facilities with care and respect; and, 
  5. Engage in case management and assigned services to achieve sustainable re-housing; and 
  6. Commit to overcoming housing barrierspreparing for and securing livable wage employment, and securing and sustaining housing.