Facelift: Christ House Finishes $83K Renovation

The transitional homeless shelter provides housing for 14 men in Old Town

A bedroom at Christ House, 131 S. West St. in Old Town. (Courtesy photo)

Alexandria, VA – Christ House, the transitional homeless shelter for men in Old Town, recently finished a massive renovation. The $83,000 project, which was made possible through a partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia, was a top-to-bottom project for the 109-year-old building at 131 S. West St.

“The renovation of Christ House is an enormous morale lifter for our staff and especially the people we serve, particularly for the men living in our transitional housing program, as they work toward financial independence and self-sufficiency,” said John Croft, program director for Christ House. “Working with HomeAid helps us focus on our mission of care and support and direct our resources to programs that benefit so many in the community.”

The kitchen of Christ House, 131 S. West St. in Old Town. (Courtesy photo)

The facelift included upgrades to the kitchen, dining room, lobby, resident rooms and bathrooms. New flooring was installed hroughout the building, in addition to new vents, thermostats, electrical wiring and lighting. Staff offices, meeting rooms, and a chapel were also refreshed.

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The lobby of Christ House, 131 S. West St. in Old Town. (Courtesy photo)