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UPDATE: Shelter is OPEN

When in doubt regarding status, Please call shelter hotline at 540-384-0010

What we do…

We seek to serve those who are experiencing homelessness in Franklin County, Virginia and surrounding areas by providing a safe, clean, and warm space for the night through the winter months. An evening meal and breakfast are provided. Showers are available for those who are interested, toiletries are provided.

This ministry is available through of the support of the volunteers in our community who staff this temporary shelter and provide food, supplies, and donations for those guests who stay with us.

Need a warm place for the night?

We are located at:

Redwood Outreach Center, c/o Redwood United Methodist Church, 3001 Old Franklin Turnpike, Rocky Mount, VA 24151


Hours of Operation: Weather dependent in December 2022 Each evening, January – February 2023 Weather dependent in March 2023. Please watch WDBJ 7 Weather forecast for updates as well as this page.

When available, Shelter opens at 7:00 pm. Doors close for the night at 8:00 pm. (no entry allowed past this time) Shelter closes 8:00 am.