WINTER OVERNIGHT SHELTER FOR HOMELESS MEN
The mission of To Our House is providing thermal shelter and compassionate care to homeless men in the New River Valley, and to make available any resources that could help the men reintegrate into society.
To Our House (TOH) is a growing group of interested citizens, faith communities, and social and human service professionals who have joined to provide temporary winter shelter for single, homeless men in the New River Valley.
Sponsored by To Our House in partnership with New River Valley interfaith congregations and community organizations.
Homelessness looks very different in the New River Valley than it does in more urban areas. Individuals in our area who find themselves without housing often include those:
- Experiencing long-term unemployment due to the economy
- Facing foreclosure or eviction
- Awaiting approval for government homeless-intervention pro-grams or disability determination
Persons in our area who have no permanent home are generally less visible because they may temporarily live in motels or with friends. Many of the guests who have found shelter through TOH have previously lived in the woods, caves, storm culverts, a friend’s pickup truck, or a cardboard box.
HOW TO OUR HOUSE WORKS:
- During winter operation months, guests arrive at the Intake Center at the New River Community Action offices at 110 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg (across from Hardee’s) between 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
- Following sign-in and distribution of house rules, guests are transported to a warm location for the night.
- A hot evening meal is provided with time for fellowship.
- Guests enjoy breakfast in the morning and transportation back to the Intake Center. A bag lunch is provided for the day.