Ending Homelessness Partner Update - April 2012


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Real People ~ Real Results

During February, 54 people who were homeless (12 families and 11 single adults) moved into permanent housing from emergency shelters and transitional housing programs.  >> more


Our Community Responds to Language Diversity

As our community becomes more diverse, nonprofit and county agencies are working to creatively provide services, housing and assistance for individuals who have a wide variety of language and cultural barriers. As an example, if you were to enter Shelter House’s Patrick Henry Family Shelter today, you may hear one of five languages spoken by residents. >> more


Discussing Permanent Supportive Housing Needs and Models

On March 15, a special meeting of the Housing Options Interagency Work Group (HOIWG) was held with leading experts in developing and managing permanent supportive housing models for singles. Attendees included more than 40 housing and nonprofit leaders along with members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and featured great dialogue between the presenters and attendees.  >> more


Governing Board on Homelessness Welcomes Two New Members

The Governing Board of the Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness welcomes new board members Willard Jasper and Don Owens. >> more


Upcoming Trainings and Meetings

  • HMIS trainings scheduled for April. >> more
  • Regional HOST meetings on homelessness. >> more
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    April 11, 2012 - Prepared by the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness and the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs.
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