Homelessness, Office to Prevent and End

Fairfax County, Virginia



Our office is open 9AM-5PM M-F

703-324-9492 | TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Dean Klein, Director


Provides oversight and manages homeless services, including Emergency Shelter, Hypothermia Prevention Services, Supportive Housing Services, by providing support in the implementation of the Ten Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church community. OPEH has been designated as the lead County agency and manages all aspects of the Continuum of Care program as well as grants received from HUD. Collaborates with other County agencies, the Governing Board, non-profits, faith and business communities, and consumers.

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Hypothermia Prevention Program

The hypothermia shelters operate seven days a week from December through March.

The Hypothermia Prevention Program incorporates the collaborative work of area faith communities, civic organizations, businesses, and individual volunteers.

If you see someone unsheltered who may be at risk for hypothermia, please call the police non-emergency number, 703-691-2131.

Talking to Your Kids About Homelessness

What do you say when your kids ask about homelessness or poverty?  We have some resources that might help.


Emergency Shelters

Fairfax County has six emergency shelters for individuals and families who are homeless. These shelters are operated by community nonprofit organizations under contract with the county. The shelters have additional capacity during winter months to take in people overnight who are at risk of hypothermia.

Services and Partner Agencies

Need information and/or referrals for emergency food,

shelter, clothing, transportation, health care and dental

services, job training, job search, and legal assistance?


Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning (CSP)

703-222-0880, TTY 711



2017 Continuum of Care Program Update

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program provides significant financial resources to communities throughout the country as well as mandating procedures and policies for implementing a local housing crisis response system. Notices regarding the CoC Program competition and Fairfax County's Collaborative Application (our community's request for funds) are available here.

Past Initiatives

Build A Village Campaign, Homeless Mannequin Campaign, 100,000 Homes, Fairfax County Housing Challenge, Jean's Day

2017 PIT Count

2017 PIT Count Shows 9% Less Literally Homeless In Fairfax-Falls Church

About the Health & Human Services System

This agency is a part of the Fairfax County Health & Human Services System (HHS). The HHS System is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work, and play in Fairfax County.