About us

Giving hope – that’s what Loisann’s Hope House does best. Stories of hope are what help sustain us during difficult times. Our community comes together, inspired, when we work together to give others a hand up — not just a hand out — to end homelessness, and a real chance for a brighter future.

Loisann’s Hope House is the Fredericksburg region’s oldest and largest family homeless shelter. Our mission is to break the cycle of homelessness one family at a time, and our vision is No Family Homeless. Our guiding principles are five-fold:

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Our team is recognized throughout the region and state as leaders in making a difference.

Our organization supports four core programs to mitigate homelessness: Emergency Shelter, Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Helpline, Diversion, and FredPrevent - Prevention. Please click on "Our Programs" at the top to learn more about these services.

Our Staff

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Albrycht, Linnea

Homelessness Helpline Specialist
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Best, Tara

Chief Operating Officer
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Ingram, June

HMIS Data Coordinator

Kuppert, Kristen

Child Services Coordinator

Linton, Reginald

Finance Manager

Martien, Jessica

Housing Counselor
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Mills, Ken

Facilities Technician
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Moore, Melissa

Emergency Housing and Rapid Rehousing Manager
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Taylor, Pechola

Night Manager

Woodward, Cait

Coordinated Assessment and Prevention Services Manager

Our Board


Adam Fried

Atlantic Builders

Jeff Small

Vice Chair
Rio Car Washes

Michael Adams

Board Member
JON Properties
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Heather Cohen

Board Member
ILM Corporation

Crystal Harmon

Board Member
Federal Government
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Walt Kiwall

Board Member
Kiwall Business Solutions

Howard Owen

Board Member
Stafford Printing

Cassie Payne

Board Member
Pfizer Vaccines

Beth Sinkler

Board Member

Thomas Tomzak

Board Member
Rappahannock Area Health District

Michael Trivett

Board Member
Ashley Furniture Homestores and Trivett Furniture

Our Partners


Thurman Brisben Center (TBC)

An Emergency Shelter that provides at-risk and homeless men, women and children with appropriate and essential shelter and services for 90 days. 
(540) 899-9853


Empowerhouse (formerly RCDV)

An Emergency Shelter that provides at-risk and homeless men, women and children with appropriate and essential shelter and services for 90 days. 
(540) 899-9853


Micah Ecumenical Ministries

A Chronic Homeless Program - a Christ-centered ministry, supports people experiencing chronic homelessness. Increases homeless access to employment, housing, healthcare, and education.  Work includes basic needs center; cold weather shelter; respite house; housing support; volunteerism. 
(540) 479-4116

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Rappahannock United Way

Mobilizes the caring power of communities. It invests your contributions in what matters most: solutions and services that improve lives and community conditions.
 (540) 373-0041

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George Washington Regional Commission

The lead agency of the Fredericksburg Continuum of Care that serves as a network of organizations, community residents, and businesses that coordinates initiatives with the primary goal of ending homelessness in the George Washington Region (Planning District 16).

Do you need Shelter?

If you are in any of the following situations, contact our Homelessness Helpline:

Sleeping outside (including in a car, tent, or abandoned building), In need of emergency shelter, At risk of sleeping outside or needing emergency shelter within 14 days