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. >>
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Cornerstones, Continuing the Mission of Reston
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
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.
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
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
John Paul Sekas Joins Governing Board on Homelessness
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
HMIS trainings scheduled for September and October. >>
100K Homes Fairfax campaign. >> more
Regional HOST meetings on homelessness. >>
HOST Highlights presented on a quarterly basis.
Our community partners.
Donate to our most vulnerable and chronically homeless.
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
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