Ending Homelessness Partner Update - February 2012


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Real People ~ Real Results

During December, 47 people who were homeless (9 families and 22 single adults) moved into permanent housing from emergency shelters and transitional housing programs.  >> more

Housing Support Services Blueprint Complements Plans and Studies

In November 2011, the Fairfax County Office of the County Executive commissioned the drafting of the Housing Support Services Blueprint to complement plans and studies that are underway in several human service agencies. >> more

A Day in the Life of Hypothermia Service at St. Andrews Episcopal Church

The Hypothermia Prevention Program plays an integral role in the Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness and represents a shining example of community collaboration and effectiveness in serving the critical needs of the homeless. St. Andrews volunteers experienced some interesting developments during its second year as a Hosting Site for guests.  >> more

Point-in-Time Count Conducted on Jan. 25

Nearly 80 staff from public and private homeless service providers received training on collecting the data for the count. The reports will be reviewed, compiled and analyzed over the next two months and will provide data for the Regional Enumeration and other local reports that will be issued later in the spring. >> more

Reston Interfaith Continues its Mission through NRC

Under its contract through the Fairfax County’s Neighborhood Initiative Program, Reston Interfaith now operates Herndon’s Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC) and will continue its mission to provide human services programs to residents throughout the northwestern areas of the county. >> more

Stuff the Bus ~ Food for Fairfax 2012

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services and the Office of Public Private Partnerships are partnering with MV Transportation, Inc. and local grocery stores to collect donations of food to assist the most vulnerable in our community. >> more

Upcoming Trainings and Meetings

  • HMIS trainings scheduled for February and March. >> more
  • Regional HOST meetings on homelessness. >> more
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    Feb. 8, 2012 - Prepared by the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness and the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs.
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