The Homeless Mannequin Campaign
Do You Know Me? Can You See Me?
I am one of the many faces of Fairfax County’s homeless community.
Please help the homeless be seen by...
- Hosting a Mannequin at an event or meeting, in your business or facility, so we can increase the reach of our efforts.
- Snapping a Selfie with a mannequin and let people know that those who are homeless can be seen. Share your photo on Facebook or tweet #FairfaxHomeless.
If you see one of our mannequins around town, we encourage you to snap a selfie with it and share its story! Use #FairfaxHomeless on Facebook and Twitter to spread the word via social media.
Some places you can find our mannequins throughout the county include:
- Braddock District Office, 9002 Burke Lake Rd. in Burke
- New Hope Housing Offices, 8407-E Richmond Hwy. in Alexandria
- Reston Association Facility, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr. in Reston
- Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. in Fairfax
- Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, 3901 Centerview Dr, Ste R, in Chantilly
- Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Ste. 333, in Fairfax
- Evening on the Ellipse Free Summer Concerts (on Thursdays 5:30-7 p.m.), 12000 Government Center Pkwy, in Fairfax
About the Campaign
The Homeless Mannequin Campaign (HMC) is designed to raise awareness that homelessness does exist in one of the nation’s wealthiest counties. Beginning on April 28, a series of mannequins will be on display in locations throughout the county, representing the faces of homelessness that exist in real life in our area. With placards asking residents “Do You Know Me? Can You See Me?” mannequins will depict people of all ages and backgrounds, and each will have a unique story assigned that tells of someone local who suffers from homelessness. These mannequins will encourage residents to take notice of the problem locally and get involved with local nonprofits and programs to help make a difference.
“The Homeless Mannequin Campaign is a creative way to bring attention to our homeless population in Fairfax County,” says Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova. “Approximately 1,200 individuals live in our community without a roof over their heads. The HMC tells us about our homeless neighbors. Each mannequin has a story that may challenge your views on why people are homeless, and what we can do to help.”
For more information, contact the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness at 703-324-5237, TTY: 711.