Our Community Partnership



Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership

The goal of ending homelessness requires a true partnership of the government, business, faith and nonprofit communities to provide the essential coordinated and collaborative political, community, and managerial leadership, policy direction, resource development and stewardship. The community plan to prevent and end homelessness outlines a management structure for the plan. The management structure has five organizational elements led by an independent governing board of leaders from throughout the community, and a central Office to End Homelessness supported by the Fairfax County government. A Housing Options Interagency Work Group ensures coordination across all service providers, while a Consumer Advisory Council provides high-level input from people who are or have been homeless. Ultimately a new nonprofit foundation will be created to expand fundraising. These elements reflect the collaborative leadership, management, and implementation resources necessary to successfully end homelessness.

To be successful, there must be strong community will. In addition to the five organizational elements led by leaders from throughout the community, the engagement of nonprofit community service providers (nonprofit partners) are required to gain the needed understanding, acceptance, and support of the housing and facilities required to prevent and end homelessness. These organizations address homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church community, including significant cooperation in the provision of outreach, prevention services and assistance, the operation of the area’s shelter system, hypothermia prevention during winter months, and in the provision of transitional and permanent housing programs.

Governing Board
Office to Prevent and End Homelessness
Housing Options Interagency Work Group
Consumer Advisory Council
Foundation

 


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