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UPDATE: Shelter is CLOSED. Continue to check the weather forcast. See instructions below.

The Shelter will be opening in December 2022 for evenings that are 35 degrees or below.

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

The WSFC will be open on evenings when the weather forecast is for 35 degrees or below. We will be checking WDBJ 7 Weather , using the 3 day forecast to check 48 hours in advance in order to determine shelter status. This page will be updated to reflect Shelter status.

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.