Carpenter’s Shelter coordinates the official Winter Shelter for the City of Alexandria with the assistance of Alfred Street Baptist Church and Church of St. Clements. Winter Shelter provides a safe refuge from illness, injury and death during inclement weather. The shelter doors are open to anyone in need of shelter during the winter months. Winter Shelter is weather dependent for the months of November and April and open every day December to March from 7 pm to 7 am. Last year, Winter Shelter housed 295 adults and 18 children.