Supervisor Cook Named Shelter House's Community Champion


For Immediate Release:
June 25, 2014

Contact: Allison Schneider
Cell: (571) 386-6416
Allison.Schneider@fairfaxcounty.gov

Supervisor Cook Named Shelter House, Inc.'s Community Champion for Work Fighting Domestic Violence

Shelter House, Inc. runs the only emergency domestic violence shelter in Fairfax County

Burke, Va. - Yesterday, Supervisor John C. Cook (R-Braddock) was named Shelter House, Inc.'s Community Champion for his work to prevent and end domestic violence.

Supervisor Cook serves as the Board of Supervisor's representative to the Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy and Coordinating Council of Fairfax County.

"I am honored to receive Shelter House's Community Champion award," said Supervisor Cook. "One of the things we do best in Fairfax County is creating partnerships. The partnership between community volunteers, caring organizations like Shelter House, and the Board of Supervisors is an example of how we accomplish more working together than on our own. I know that together we can end domestic violence and homelessness in Fairfax County."

Shelter House, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization assisting homeless families in Fairfax County that runs three family shelters throughout Fairfax County including Artemis House, the County's only emergency domestic violence shelter. In addition to helping the homeless in Fairfax County, Shelter House, Inc. works with at-risk families to keep them in stable housing. Last year Shelter House, Inc. was able to keep forty-five at-risk families from becoming homeless.  The organization presented Supervisor Cook the Community Champion award at its volunteer awards ceremony June 24th in Tysons Corner. 

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