The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg Center of Hope has remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic and provided relief to hundreds of individuals and families. Individuals and families from Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Nelson counties came to our door seeking comfort. They were burdened with worry and sought safety and protection. Our doors – and hearts – were open.
This 80-bed facility serves those needing shelter in the Greater Lynchburg area and provides a men’s floor, women and children’s floor, and family units designed to keep families together.
The Center was built in 2008 and is maintained through donations from the community. Residents of the shelter participate in life skills programs that enable them to reestablish themselves and are provided needed assistance as they assimilate back into affordable housing. During frigid temperatures in the winter and sweltering heat in the summer, the shelter opens its doors and becomes a warming and heating station.