Shelter Guests

Anyone over the age of 18 who is experiencing homelessness is welcome at Open Doors. We offer shelter from 6:30pm-7am. Currently we are located at Godwin Hall on the campus of James Madison University (261 Bluestone Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807). Guests needing transportation to the shelter should ride the HDPT transit bus departing from the East Gay Street Transfer Hub departing at 6:15pm each evening. HDPT is requiring all guests wear face masks at this time.

If you have other questions, please call our office at 540-705-1908. 


If no one can be reached at the office, please call Centralized Housing Intake at 540-271-1701. 

Volunteers Needed

We are currently in need of volunteers to help serve meals, provide meals, and more. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and in good health. To view our full volunteer schedule and to sign up, please click the button below.

Supplies Needed

We will now be accepting donations at Godwin Hall from 7-9pm each evening. There will be a tote placed outside of the the southern door for donations, you will not enter the shelter facility. We will update this list periodically, and always list items in order of greatest need. At this time, we are completely out of underwear for our guests and we have a guest in need of depends. Thank you for your continued support. 💙

Donating at a Distance

Interested in ordering online and shipping items directly to Open Doors? Email to coordinate delivery as office staff is currently working remotely.

Phone Numbers

Office: 540-705-1908

Shelter: 540-578-3869

Office Address

317 South Main Street

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1804

Harrisonburg, VA 22803

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