Ending Homelessness Partner Update ~ August 2013


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Real People ~ Real Results 

According to Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data in July 2013, 93 people (including 27 families) who were at imminent risk of becoming homeless received local HOST or Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) prevention services. This assistance helped them to stay housed while preventing them from entering the homeless system.

Ninety-three people (including 41 families) who had entered our homeless system received Rapid Rehousing services, enabling them to quickly move back into permanent housing and avoid long-term stays in the shelter system. >> more 

See larger image. Also check out the latest quarterly HOST Highlights.   


Cornerstones.

Cornerstones, Continuing the Mission of Reston Interfaith

Addressing the needs of people who are homeless, hungry, alone or struggling in this high cost-of-living area requires a long and sustainable investment. Reston Interfaith recently took an important step in its ongoing commitment to expand its outreach to additional groups and supporters. On Aug. 1, Reston Interfaith changed its name to Cornerstones.

The new name allows the organization to be more inclusive of ts supporters and donors to include businesses, civic and community organizations, foundations and caring individuals who have joined efforts to improve the quality of life for all in our community, both in Reston and across the region. >> more


HUD grants awarded in 2012 CoC

HUD Announces New Projects

On July 31, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the third and final round of grants awarded in the 2012 Continuum of Care (CoC) program competition. Funding was given to more than 200 homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., as well as nearly 200 grants to assist with local strategic planning activities.

The Fairfax County CoC was awarded funding for both a new housing project and planning activities. As there are over 500 CoCs across the country, and many of the new projects were reallocations of existing projects and funds, we are among a select group of communities that received funding for a bonus project. This was due to the overall strength of our community’s collaborative application. >> more 


Historic Ives House.

Shelter House and FCPC Partner to End Homelessness for Families in Falls Church

On March 25, Shelter House, Inc. launched a new program that provides permanent housing with supports to three families, the Ives House program. The program is run in partnership with Falls Church Presbyterian Church (FCPC), and more than 40 years FCPC has owned Ives House, which is an historic home with six bedrooms, three baths.

The Ives House program offers permanent housing and supportive services, including case management, assistance with life skills and support with budgeting.  

When Shelter House staff informed one mother that she had been selected for the program, she said, "Now I can sleep at night!" >> more  


Jeans Day Fairfax

Jeans Day 2013 is Oct. 18  

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce first hosted Jeans Day for the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness in 2011, and today they continue to sponsor this successful event in partnership with Connection Newspapers and Apple Federal Credit Union. The annual Jeans Day event - this year on Oct. 18 - helps to raise awareness and funds for homeless persons in our community. The Chamber encourages businesses; county, school, and other Northern Virginia employers; and civic, faith and nonprofit organizations to allow their employees and members to donate $5 and wear jeans on Oct. 18 to Put the ZIP on Homelessness.

View a brief timeline of activities and happenings to come. >> more


Governing Board on homelessness.

John Paul Sekas Joins Governing Board on Homelessness

The Governing Board of the Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness welcomes new board member John Paul Sekas. As owner and president of Sekas Homes, Ltd., he's been busy constructing and developing residential homes on individual homes sites and in new neighborhoods in Fairfax County. >> more  

 

  


  • HMIS trainings scheduled for September and October. >> more       Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness
  • 100K Homes Fairfax campaign. >> more
  • Regional HOST meetings on homelessness. >> more
  • HOST Highlights presented on a quarterly basis. >> more
  • Our community partners. >> more
  • Donate to our most vulnerable and chronically homeless. >> more




August 23, 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, Va., publication.

 


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