Emergency Winter Shelter Program for
Homeless Men, Women & Families

Wednesday evening, November 22, 2023 – Wednesday morning, April 10, 2024

One nightly intake location:
1468 South Military Highway, Chesapeake, 23320

Bus departs at 7:15 pm
Guidelines set to ensure safety of guests & volunteers:

* Max 49 homeless guests accepted with ID (max 40 on the bus) * Homeless with cars welcomed (must meet nightly at the intake location)
* Should there be a lottery, women and children get priority then Chesapeake residents
* Carry-on bag must fit on your lap
* Wanding/inspection of person & bag
* No alcohol, no drugs, no weapons
* Breathalyzer screening
* No sex offenders, database checked
* Wheelchair guests must be sufficiently ambulatory to walk up and down the bus steps. There must be room for a foldable wheelchair to occupy floor space in front of 2 vacant seats.
* Smoking is at the discretion of the host church
* Dinner and breakfast served
* No pets, no photos, no cussing

CAST reserves the right to accept or reject a guest from
loading the bus or entering a host church location.



The CAST 2022-23 winter sheltering season ended on March 8, 2023. 

We are in the process of planning the winter 2023-24 season.

Interested in hosting CAST at your church? Want to learn more?

Please contact Sam Howard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..