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


Albrycht, Linnea

Diversion Specialist

Bare, Brooklyn

Homelessness Helpline Specialist

Best, Tara

Chief of Operations

Enslen, Jen

Homelessness Helpline Specialist
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Grate, Dorcella

Security Officer
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Ingram, June

HMIS Data Coordinator

Kuppert, Kristen

Child Services Coordinator

Martien, Jessica

Housing Counselor
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Mills, Ken

Facilities Technician

Moore, Melissa

Shelter and Rapid Re-housing Program Manager

Smith, Candace

Shelter Operations Manager

Taylor, Heaven

Prevention Housing Counselor

Taylor, Pechola

Night Manager

Taylor, Tiffany

Housing Locator

Woodward, Cait

Executive Director

Our Board


Adam Fried

Board Member
Atlantic Builders

Jeff Small

Board Member
City of Fredericksburg Circuit Court Clerk
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Heather Cohen

Vice Chair
ILM Corporation

Crystal Harmon

Board Member
Nonprofit Leader

Howard Owen

Board Member
Stafford Printing
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Cassie Payne

Pfizer Vaccines

Beth Sinkler


Thomas Tomzak, M.D.

Board Member
Rappahannock Area Health District
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Jake Adams

Board Member
Axis Properties
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David Cropper

Board Member
Cropper Home Sales LLC
Robin Huddle

Robin Huddle

Board Member
Virginia Partners Bank
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Lana King, RN, BSN, CDE

Board Member
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Walt Kiwall

Kiwall Business Services
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Keith Lebor

Board Member
Olde Towne Butcher

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