Pre-screening for Virginia Beach winter shelters to start Nov. 15

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — With winter on its way, the City of Virginia Beach will start pre-screening homeless adults to place them in local shelters.

The purpose of pre-screening is to assess the need for winter shelter and identify the most vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness.

Pre-screening will be held on Nov. 15, 18 and 19, from 1-3 p.m. at the Housing Resource Center.

After the pre-screening process, individuals will need to check in each day they are in need of overnight shelter.


  • Transportation is provided from the check-in location to the shelter site.
  • Participants are picked up from the shelter site and dropped off at the Housing Resource Center or Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, depending on the day.
  • Each individual is allowed to bring one bag that is able to fit underneath their seat on the bus or on their lap.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Shelter space is limited
  • Spots are provided through random selection (not first-come, first-served)
  • The pre-screening is for homeless adults (18 and older)

Winter Shelter Locations:

  • Housing Resource Center (Monday-Friday / ​3-5 p.m.)
  • Judeo-Christian Outreach Center (​Saturday and Sunday / ​3-5 p.m.)

If you or a loved one have a family with children experiencing homelessness, call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-227-5932.

The winter shelters will begin Nov. 20 and run through March 18, 2020

Stay with for updates.

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