Real People ~ Real Results
58 people who were homeless moved into permanent
housing in February 2013. According to Homeless Management
Information System (HMIS) data, 18 families and 16 single
adults moved from emergency shelters and transitional
housing programs into more permanent facilities. See
Also check out the latest quarterly HOST
Our Homeless Youth
Last year, homeless shelters in our community served 467
children. In one of the wealthiest counties, is it ever
okay for even one young person to be without a safe and
stable place to call home?
According to the National Center on Family Homelessness,
children experience high rates of chronic, acute health
problems while homeless. Additionally, the constant
bombardment of stressful and traumatic experiences greatly
affects their development and ability to learn.
Why are children homeless?
Lack of affordable housing
Changing demographics of the family
Only through a collaborative approach can we meet the
needs of the homeless children in our community. >>
Next Steps for 100,000 Homes Fairfax
Week was the first event of its kind in Fairfax County.
Over 200 volunteers from local businesses and houses of
worship joined partner nonprofits to survey homeless
individuals across the community late into the night and
into the early morning. Together, they identified the most
vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals in our
community who are living in local shelters, on the streets
and in the woods.
Now that we have identified those who most need our help,
the Fairfax-Falls Church
Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness is
We will need your continued support and collaboration
as we take these next steps:
Acquire housing and services
Move people into housing
Keep people in housing
Join us in supporting the 100,000 Homes Fairfax
Business Partnerships Further Our Mission
Fairfax County, like the rest of Northern Virginia, is home
to some of the most innovative companies in the world. We are
fortunate that local businesses understand that community
involvement and commitment is an integral part of a strong
business strategy. Now more than ever, corporations in our
area are smartly interested in partnering with nonprofits and
government on key issues that impact their business,
their employees and their community.
The business case for ending homelessness is an easy
one to make for the Fairfax County Chamber
Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships
serves as a point of contact and connector in Fairfax County
to facilitate public private partnerships; foster
collaboration on resource development; and provide
information about current and completed partnerships and best
Through community partnerships, meaningful relationships
can be built between people and agencies that help us
move closer towards our ultimate goal of preventing and
ending homelessness in our community.
Regional HOST meetings on homelessness. >>
Our Community Partners.
HOST Highlights presented on a quarterly basis.
April 10, 2013 - Prepared by the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and
End Homelessness and the Fairfax County
Office of Public Affairs. To request this information in an
alternate format, call 703-324-9492, TTY 711. A Fairfax County,