Night Stay Program

Overnight Winter Shelter for Men, Women, & Families

Every night individuals and families experience homelessness in Suffolk. Every night these people–our neighbors–deal with hunger, insecurity, discomfort and fear. Every night there is an opportunity to show love to our neighbors.




Get Shelter

If you are experiencing homelessness and need shelter call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-587-4202. The hotline is how a guest obtains a referral for night stay. A referral within 24 hours of the first night stay is required. CAPS hosts the night stay shelter in member churches rotating weekly for people experiencing homelessness. Churches take turns hosting the program for a week at a time, opening their doors to provide shelter, food, safety and a listening ear to our neighbors.

2022 Night Stay Details

Intake location-6:00-6:30 pm nightly intake at Suffolk Seaboard Railroad Museum (326 N. Main St., Suffolk).

Then load the bus to travel to Host church location for a night stay.

All guests must meet nightly at intake location.

Program beginning date – January 5, 2022. All winter weeks may NOT be covered by local churches.

Check for latest shelter opening by calling 757-935-5497 or Housing Crisis Hotline 757-587-4202.

Dinner and breakfast served to overnight guests.

Guests accepted with ID.

No alcohol, no drugs, no weapons, no profanity.

NO sex offenders, database will be checked.

CAPS reserves the right to accept or reject a guest from loading the bus or entering a host church location.

Carry-on bag must fit on your lap.

Wheelchair guests must be sufficiently ambulatory to walk up and down the bus steps.

For Night Stay information, contact the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline: 757-587-4202.

A Big Thank You to Our 2020-2021 Host/Co-Host Churches

Bethlehem Christian Church
Celebration Christian Church
Community Church
CrossPointe Church
Cypress Chapel Christian Church
First Baptist Church
Holland Baptist Church
Holy Neck Christian Church
James River Community Church
Liberty Spring Christian Church
Magnolia United Methodist Church
Main St United Methodist Church
Oakland Christian Church
Riverbend Church
Southside Baptist Church
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Suffolk Christian Church
Village Christian Fellowship
West End Baptist Church
Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church

Your donation will help a family get off the street and into a home. Your gift will help provide jobs and set individuals on a path to success. You can make a difference right now.