Emergency Relief and Shelters

Emergency Shelters

Should an emergency shelter be opened, information will be broadcast over Stafford Alert and the  Stafford County website. You may also visit and follow the social media pages for additional emergency information at Stafford County Emergency Management and Stafford County Fire & Rescue

Service Phone Number
S.E.R.V.E. Emergency Relief, Food Bank/Pantry (540) 288-9603
New Hope United Methodist Church Shelter Financial Assistance (540) 370-4875
Thurman Brisben Center Homeless Shelter and Emergency Food Service (540) 899-9853
MICAH Housing, Clothing and Emergency Food Services (540) 479-4116
Hope House Family Transitional Shelter (540) 371-0831
Salvation Army Humanitarian Assistance (540) 373-3431
Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care
24/7 Housing and Shelter Line
Homelessness Helpline (540) 358-5801
Haven Shelter and Services, Inc Domestic Violence Shelter (804) 333-1099
Empowerhouse (RCDV) Adult and Juvenile Domestic Violence Resources/Services/Shelter (540) 373-9372 / (877) 734-7238 / (540) 373-9373 (Hotline)


Items to Bring with You

If you evacuate to a shelter, please plan accordingly by bringing the items below.

    1. A list of allergies, medical conditions and medications currently taking
    2. At least a three- to five-day supply of medications
    3. Change of clothing and footwear
    4. Comfort items such as a special blanket, pillow, etc.
    5. Contact lenses or an extra pair of glasses
    6. Personal entertainment, such as books, cards, and hand-held video games with extra batteries
    7. Sanitation supplies including personal hygiene supplies, plastic garbage bags, soap and toilet paper
    8. Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members such as baby food, disposable diapers, familiar comfort items, and canes and walkers

Pets in Emergency Shelters

Pets brought to emergency shelters are taken to the county's animal shelter and will be cared for, in an area separate from the daily animal population, until it is safe for residents to take their pets home.