Programs for Homeless Households

Coordinated Entry System (CES) is a process developed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access. The CES team will quickly identify, assess, refer, and connect households to resources based on their strengths and needs. Through this process, people experiencing homelessness can access the crisis response system, in a streamlined way by contacting one telephone number.

CES number is (703) 792-3366 (TTY: 711).
CES New hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
The line will be closed Weekends and Holidays

Coordinated Entry System (CES) flyer

CES Policies Procedures Manual Version 2.0 July 1, 2020

PWA Temporary Changes to Permanent Housing Due to COVID-19 7-1-2020

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter is a short term shelter option for households without any other housing resource or supports. All shelter referrals are made through the CES by contacting (703) 792-3366 (TTY: 711)

Prince William Area Shelter Partners include:

  • Beverly Warren Shelter operated by Action in Community Through Service (ACTS)
  • SERVE shelter operated by Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS)
  • Supportive Shelter operated by StreetLight Community Outreach Ministries
  • Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center operated by Prince William County DSS
  • Ferlazzo Emergency Shelter operated by Prince William County DSS

Rapid Re-Housing

Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) is a permanent housing solution designed to meet the needs of individuals and families that are currently experiencing homelessness. The goal of each program is to house the households as quickly as possible. Participants must meet the eligibility criteria to access this service. All referrals are made by emergency shelter and/or street outreach programs. Those referrals are made to the CES system.

Permanent Supportive

The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is designed to provide ongoing rental subsidy and supportive services for persons with a long term disability. Households must meet the eligibility criteria to access this service. For additional information related to permanent support housing or the referral process, please contact the Coordinated Entry System (CES) at (703) 792-3366 (TTY: 711).