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Crisis Assistance Response Emergency Shelter (CARES)

118 E Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803

(804) 861-0865

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Contact Information

(804) 861-0865

Who We Are

The CARES Service Center is located at 120 East Washington Street in Petersburg. The shelter itself may be closed for rennovations.

The Center provides non-shelter assistance to individuals and families in the community who are at-risk of becoming homeless. Non-shelter services include food, clothing, personal hygiene items, furniture, etc. Since theses items are donated to CARES, they are distributed at no cost to the recipients. Limited travel assistance is available for stranded travelers.  Those requesting assistance are encouraged to contact the service center at 804-861-6191 to determine the hours and availability of the services they need.

CARES also has a shelter, food distribution program and clothing outlet.  Call to see if the shelter has space.


Who We Serve

Languages Spoken
Service Area(s)
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights City
Dinwiddie County
Hopewell City
Petersburg City
Prince George County

Cost & Payment Methods

Fee Structure
No Fee

Age Requirements
No Age Requirement
Residency Requirements
Other Eligibility Criteria
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Hopewell, Petersburg and Prince George

Intake Process
Call the office
Self Refer
Provider Refer