Ending Homelessness Partner Update - July 2012


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Real People ~ Real Facts

Did you know that 52 percent of homeless families became homeless in their current episode as a result of domestic violence? These families include 40 percent of all persons in families experiencing homelessness.  >> more


Helping Families THRIVE: Moving to Work in Fairfax County

The THRIVE Initiative is all about linking housing program participants to services and programs offered by county agencies or nonprofit organizations to help them become more self-sufficient. >> more


Short Personal Anecdotes on Homelessness

"One of my first days in the office after being hired to work for the Chairman [Sharon Bulova] when she was the Braddock District Supervisor, we were contacted by a woman about a homeless youth. The young man was her daughter's friend from school but he had no place to stay and did not know where to go for help." >> more


Staying Cool in the Summer Heat

During extremely hot days, there is plenty you can do to stay cool such as visiting a local library, strolling through a shopping center or visiting a community recreation center or senior center that is air-conditioned. Fairfax County has many air-conditioned facilities where residents can conduct county business, get educated or be entertained. >> more


Upcoming Trainings and Meetings

  • HMIS trainings scheduled for July. >> more
  • Regional HOST meetings on homelessness. >> more
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       July 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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