Miriam's House Lynchburg

You can help end the cycle of homelessness.


Homeless families face many challenges


Limited Employment Opportunities

Without a permanent address, phone number, access to internet for online applications, or necessary identifications for employment paperwork, homeless individuals are unable to gain employment.


Poor Health & Nutrition

Health problems, malnutrition, diabetes, and dental diseases are far more prevalent in the homeless population due to lack of basic nutrition, healthcare, and exposure to the elements.



There is an increased risk for victimization as those without housing are more likely to be victims of violent crime; homeless women are particularly at risk for sexual assault while sleeping on the streets. 


Childhood Trauma

Homeless children experience hunger, illness, depression, anxiety, and other adverse outcomes, including: disruptions in school attendance, poor school performance, and developmental delays.

Our Work

We are dedicated to ending homelessness through the empowerment of women and families.

Our housing programs are designed to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and nonrecurring in the Lynchburg community. Our programs are solutions-oriented, coupling stable housing with intensive support services to help those experiencing homelessness gain independence.

Community First


Rehouses homeless families to return them to safe and affordable housing in the community.


Magnolia Street Supportive Housing

Provides housing and supportive services to the chronically homeless.


Aftercare Support

Helps our formerly homeless families maintain their housing and continue to achieve their goals.


Homeless System Coordination

Works to make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring.


Our Results

Since Miriam’s House opened its doors in 1994, nearly 1,200 homeless women and families have been provided with safe housing and supportive services to help them rebuild their lives. Through our services and advocacy, 521 homeless children have been reconnected with the safety and security of a place to call home.

We are fiercely committed to ending homelessness in our community, and to that end, we have increased our service capacity by over 1,000% since 2008, serving hundreds more of our homeless neighbors each year.


Our Record Since 2012


of our families have maintained or increased income


have exited our programs into safe and stable housing



Save the date for our 2019 luncheon!

Mark your calendar and plan to join us on May 21, 2019 at Lynchburg College for our 20th Annual Luncheon celebrating 25 years of providing solutions to homelessness to the Lynchburg community.