Office to Prevent and End Homelessness

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Our office is open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

703-324-9492 | TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 942
Fairfax, VA 22035

Thomas Barnett, Director

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WHAT WE DO

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness, part of Fairfax County's Department of Housing and Community Development, manages and coordinates services to help people experiencing homelessness regain housing stability, including street outreach, emergency shelters, hypothermia prevention, and supportive housing. The agency also serves as the lead for the Continuum of Care and collaborates with other county agencies, non-profits, faith and business communities, and those with lived experience of homelessness to achieve the vision that every person in the community can access and maintain safe and affordable housing.

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Hypothermia Prevention Program

While the Hypothermia Prevention Program officially begins Dec. 1st with the current colder temperatures Fairfax County singles shelters have limited (due to COVID restrictions) extended capacity available. Contact the shelters for additional information.

What you need to know about panhandling

Every year the Fairfax County Police Department receives hundreds of calls related to panhandling. The calls range from traffic issues to safety concerns for the individual panhandling to fears about a suspicious person at an intersection.

Panhandling can be found in most areas of our county. While we may get a good feeling by providing money to directly to someone in need, the reality is that people in need require more resources than small amounts of money

Innovative Housing for Homeless

The new Bailey's Shelter and Supportive Housing is now open.

Past Initiatives

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

About Health & Human Services

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.

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