Nonprofit Reston Interfaith Hired to Manage the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center


Oct. 11, 2011

Starting on Saturday, Oct. 15, local nonprofit Reston Interfaith will manage the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC) under contract with Fairfax County.

The contract becomes effective as responsibility for the NRC’s operations transfers to the county from the Town of Herndon, which had been operating the center since 1999.  Under its contract through the county’s Neighborhood Initiative Program, Reston Interfaith will operate the NRC and will continue its mission to provide human services programs to residents throughout the western areas of the county.

Since the NRC’s inception, multiple nonprofit, faith-based, community-based and private groups have offered services at the center.  Reston Interfaith will continue to work with these and new partners, including the Herndon nonprofit center Connections for Hope, to coordinate and expand needed neighborhood based-services.

During a transition period through the winter, the following services, among others,will continue to be provided:

  • Computer training for children and adults
  • Mental andphysical health services
  • Legal counseling
  • Financial literacy classes
  • Employment programs
  • After school programming for children and teens

The Town of Herndon will continue to offer programs at the NRC through its Community Policing office, which works in partnership with the community to promote crime prevention programs and initiatives, and through its Housing Revitalization office, which provides financial assistance via county programs as well as technical advice to homeowners on home improvement issues and to homeowner associations on architectural standards.

To access the center’s monthly calendar, visit www.restoninterfaith.org and click on programs.

For over 40 years, Reston Interfaith has promoted self-sufficiency through direct support for those in need of food, immediate shelter, affordable housing, quality child care and other human services. The agency already operates programs in the Herndon area, including homeless prevention and housing counseling programs at Connections for Hope, affordable rental housing, ESL, drop-in information and referral services, and an evening academic enrichmentprogram for students from seven Herndon schools.

The center is located at 1086 Elden Street, Herndon in the Dulles Park Shopping Center. It is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

For more information, contact Chris Scales, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, 703-787-4990, TTY 711.

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