Our Community Partnership - Nonprofit Partners

Nonprofit Providers

To be successful, there must be strong community will. In addition to the five organizational elements led by the leaders 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.

Alternative House
Founded in 1972 as a shelter for runaway youth, AH has grown to help children, youth and families meet new challenges with programs like Assisting Young Mothers and, in cooperation with Fairfax County Public Schools, the Homeless Youth Initiative that provides safe transitional housing to homeless students.

  Keys Pathway Homes
Established in 1980, Pathways focuses on providing housing and support services to individuals with serious mental illnesses, with the mission to help these individuals reach their full potential and lead stable lives. They offer both in-home programs, semi-indepdent houses and assisted living facilities.

FACETS began as a meal distribution outreach effort in 1988, today is an established nonprofit organization with programs to provide shelter, food, and medical attention for those unable to provide for themselves.

  Reston Interfaith
Reston Interfaith was formed in 1970 and helps those that are homeless and struggling in Northern Virginia to build more stable lives by connecting them to vital resources that solve their needs for housing, childcare, food or financial assistance.

Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services
The goal of Good Shepherd, created in 1974, is to help bring an end to homelessness while promoting the self-sufficiency of homeless individuals with programs in counseling, grant services and housing location assistance.

  Shelter House
Shelter House follows the Housing First model, with the main priority to re-house every family that begins one of their six unique housing programs. Formed in 1981, when several ecumenical groups came together to better serve Fairfax County's low-income population.

Created in 1990, Homestretch is the largest provider of transitional housing in Fairfax County and offers a wide variety of services that are focused on helping the homeless better their lives through education.

  United Community Ministries
Founded in 1969 as a grassroots movement to assist low-income families and individuals living along the Route One Corridor, UCM provides four different housing programs as well as a Workforce Development Center to help prepare people for moving forward with their jobs.

New Hope Housing
In 1978, it opened the first homeless shelter in Fairfax County. New Hope Housing is the oldest and largest provider of shelter to the homeless of Northern Virginia. Its mission is to provide both shelter and the tools to build a better life.

  Volunteers of America-Chesapeake
One of the nation's largest and most comprehensive human services organizations with a history covering over a century, VOAC operates the Baileys Crossroads Community Shelter, and provides assistance through medical care, counseling, education and training for people in poverty.

Northern Virginia Family Service
Originally established in 1924 by volunteers in Alexandria, NVFS addresses the needs of many communities in our region by providing multiple specialized services, including special foster care and multicultural human services.

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