Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness

Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness The Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness manages, coordinates and monitors day-to-day implementation of the community’s plan.

Comments policy: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/social-hub/ Instructed in 2008 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, OPEH manages, coordinates and monitors day-to-day implementation of the community’s plan by supporting the Partnership which engages nonprofits, businesses, faith-based communities, county agencies, and Fairfax County Public Schools; works closely with the independent Governing Board; works to ensure strong programs and outcomes serving homeless families and singles through contract oversight and review; coordinates activities of the Consumer Advisory Council; collect, review and validate data. Will serve as the official account of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness.

10/24/2020
Food for Students During the School Year | Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Food and Nutrition Services is offering healthy meals at locations throughout Fairfax County this school year under the USDA Summer Food Service Program and the At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site.

Food for Students During the School Year Find out how to get meals for students during virtual learning this fall. Translate this page አማርኛ العربية English Español فارسی 한국어 اردو Tiếng Việt 中文 Other Language Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Food a...

Are you thinking about how to pay for college? Attend this free presentation for high school students, parents and youth...
10/22/2020

Are you thinking about how to pay for college? Attend this free presentation for high school students, parents and youth leaders to learn the strategies of scholarship expert Marianne Ragins.

Deadline to register is October 23, 2020

Date Extended to File Stimulus Payments The deadline to file for an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) among peopl...
10/21/2020
Deadline Extended: Social Security Beneficiaries with Children Must Act Now to Claim Economic Impact

Date Extended to File Stimulus Payments
The deadline to file for an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) among people who don't file taxes has been extended to November 21, 2020. People experiencing homelessness who don't file taxes, and have not yet received their payment, may have a stimulus check waiting for them.
https://www.e-ffordable.org/post/deadline-extended-social-security-beneficiaries-with-children-must-act-now-to-claim-economic-impact

Deadline Extended: Social Security Beneficiaries with Children Must Act Now to Claim Economic Impact Payment Update October 2020 ***IRS Extends Deadline through November 21, 2020*** The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is continuing to look for ways to help Social Security beneficiaries with qualifyin...

Do you or someone you know need information and/or referrals for emergency food, shelter, clothing, transportation, heal...
10/19/2020

Do you or someone you know need information and/or referrals for emergency food, shelter, clothing, transportation, health care, employment, or legal assistance?
CALL:
Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning (CSP)
703-222-0880, TTY 711

10/16/2020
Friends of the K9 Krawl

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

One event to raise awareness, the 14th Annual K9 Krawl will take place virtually this weekend! Pick your place and join during the weekend of October 17-18 as we walk to bring awareness to the link between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty. More information can be found on the K-9 Krawl page.

https://www.facebook.com/K9Krawl/

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The Every One Votes Initiative: With the upcoming election, it is important that our clients know that they still have t...
10/13/2020
Every One Votes - National Alliance to End Homelessness

The Every One Votes Initiative: With the upcoming election, it is important that our clients know that they still have the right to vote despite experiencing homelessness. The National Alliance to End Homelessness has implemented the Every One Votes initiative to ensure that people experiencing homelessness are registered to vote and are able to exercise that right. Their webpage has some helpful resources. https://endhomelessness.org/every-one-votes-you-have-a-stake-in-elections/

About Every One Votes Why Should Providers Get Involved? The Three Steps to Supporting Clients’ Right to Vote Take The Pledge Legal Disclaimer The information on our website provides helpful information and guidance regarding voting in the United States, but the information and […]

Public Hearing on October 13 at 7 pm: Help Us Identify Human Services Needs That Exist in Your Community! The Consolidat...
10/11/2020

Public Hearing on October 13 at 7 pm: Help Us Identify Human Services Needs That Exist in Your Community!

The Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) is seeking assistance to identify housing and other human services needs which are to be addressed in the county’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022- 2026 Consolidated Plan and the FY 2022 One-Year Action Plan. Details at:

https://www.e-ffordable.org/post/public-hearing-help-us-identify-human-services-needs-that-exist-in-your-community?fbclid=IwAR0t36GB_BTdKHhMSmGVHZMRNlQb0VuHM_aWL2hZO9Saz6Pmm4VzAzBS9v8

10/09/2020
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved an emergency ordinance authorizing the establishment of several county-...
10/08/2020
County Supervisors Move to Ensure Needed Capacity for Hypothermia Shelters Ahead of Winter Months | Housing and Community Development

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved an emergency ordinance authorizing the establishment of several county-operated temporary hypothermia prevention shelters to serve individuals experiencing homelessness during the harsh winter months ahead. The measure ensures the necessary resources are in place to provide a safe, warm location for the County’s most vulnerable residents to seek shelter from the cold between December 2020 and March 2021.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/news/2020/hypothermia-prevention-shelters

Fairfax County, Virginia - The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved an emergency ordinance authorizing the establishment of several county-operated temporary hypothermia prevention shelters to serve individuals experiencing homelessness during the harsh winter months ahead.

Public Hearing: Help Us Identify Human Services Needs That Exist in Your Community!The Consolidated Community Funding Ad...
10/07/2020
Public Hearing: Help Us Identify Human Services Needs That Exist in Your Community

Public Hearing: Help Us Identify Human Services Needs That Exist in Your Community!

The Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) is seeking assistance to identify housing and other human services needs which are to be addressed in the county’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022- 2026 Consolidated Plan and the FY 2022 One-Year Action Plan.

A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7 p.m. Details at: https://www.e-ffordable.org/post/public-hearing-help-us-identify-human-services-needs-that-exist-in-your-community?fbclid=IwAR2Bqq5F7RLax0zNbHs_Fiw1NTRG8KBPHuTneNsVPx-jexnC33u8PGMQGYo

The Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) is seeking assistance to identify housing and other human services needs which are to be addressed in the county’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022- 2026 Consolidated Plan and the FY 2022 One-Year Action Plan. A public hearing has been scheduled f...

Local nonprofits have been working diligently to serve the needs of residents and families experiencing homelessness and...
10/06/2020
Donations Needed to Support Nonprofits Who Help Individuals Experiencing Homelessness - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Local nonprofits have been working diligently to serve the needs of residents and families experiencing homelessness and are requesting donations for clothing, food and other household items. Several area nonprofit partners have indicated specific areas of need – including food, clothing, hygiene, cleaning products and more.
https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/09/29/donations-needed-to-support-nonprofits-who-help-individuals-experiencing-homelessness/

Posted at 1:40 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for everyone to have a safe, secure and healthy environment to call home is crucial now more than ever. Local nonprofits have been working diligently to serve the needs of residents and families experiencing homelessness and are requesting d...

FCPS is offering meals for students at locations throughout Fairfax County, Monday-Friday.Updates to bus routes are post...
10/02/2020

FCPS is offering meals for students at locations throughout Fairfax County, Monday-Friday.

Updates to bus routes are posted each Friday by 5 pm. Changes will be marked as "new" or "updated". When changes are made, an effective date is posted with the route information.
https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus

FCPS has expanded free breakfast and lunch meal services for children under the age of 18. Meals are available at 33 FCP...
09/22/2020
Food for Students During the School Year | Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS has expanded free breakfast and lunch meal services for children under the age of 18. Meals are available at 33 FCPS locations and are delivered along designated bus routes. NEW THIS FALL: Families can pick up extra meals on Friday for Saturdays and Sundays. Details at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Food for Students During the School Year Find out how to get breakfast and lunch for students during virtual learning this fall. Translate this page አማርኛ العربية English Español فارسی 한국어 اردو Tiếng Việt 中文 Other Language Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Of...

2020 Census Workers to Count Population Experiencing Homeless in September 22 through September 24:  People experiencing...
09/21/2020

2020 Census Workers to Count Population Experiencing Homeless in September 22 through September 24: People experiencing homelessness will be counted where they are staying between September 22 through 24. Census takers will follow the latest local public health guidance regarding the use of personal protective equipment and social distancing. For more information, visit 2020census.gov.

Did you know many of our partner nonprofits have a need for gift card donations? They are easy to store and are flexible...
09/17/2020

Did you know many of our partner nonprofits have a need for gift card donations? They are easy to store and are flexible to meet a variety of needs for those experiencing homelessness. Examples include places like, Target, Walmart, grocery stores, and gas stations.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/nonprofit-partners

Temporary Shelter Available During COVID-19 More than 450 people have transitioned into Quarantine, Protection, Isolatio...
09/16/2020

Temporary Shelter Available During COVID-19

More than 450 people have transitioned into Quarantine, Protection, Isolation, and Decompression (QPID) Hotels since April 16th with locations now operating in Falls Church, Herndon, and Alexandria. The QPID Hotels are managed by several non-profit partners, including Shelter House, Cornerstones, New Hope Housing, and FACETS. Northern Virginia Family Service operates a Central Intake to triage referrals to the various QPID Hotels.

From Reston Now, how COVID-19 is impacting the Embry Rucker Shelter.
09/14/2020
Embry Rucker Homeless Shelter Takes on New Challenges in COVID-19 Age

From Reston Now, how COVID-19 is impacting the Embry Rucker Shelter.

When Gov. Ralph Northam issued his stay-at-home order in March, Maura Williams, a social worker at a Reston homeless shelter said she knew "this is going to change everything that we're doing." Williams, who is the division director for housing and community services for Cornerstones, a non-profit

https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/09/03/your-help-with-donations-is-still-needed-in-the-fight-against...
09/11/2020
Your Help with Donations is Still Needed in the Fight Against the Coronavirus - Fairfax County Emergency Information

https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/09/03/your-help-with-donations-is-still-needed-in-the-fight-against-the-coronavirus/

Posted at 9:55 a.m. F airfax County is still in need of cleaning supplies and child-sized face coverings — and we are also accepting fabric donations. Fabric (100% cotton) should be new and big enough to make a mask (either 6×6 or 7×7). Where to Donate Volunteer Fairfax has moved the donation co...

Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? There is no better time to #BeCounted than right now! Complete your census so our co...
09/09/2020

Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? There is no better time to #BeCounted than right now! Complete your census so our community receives the vital resources and representation we deserve. #FFXCounts https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/census

Fight hunger and feed hope in Fairfax County! Help us fill the shelves of area food banks to support our neighbors who h...
09/08/2020
Stuff the Bus | Neighborhood and Community Services

Fight hunger and feed hope in Fairfax County! Help us fill the shelves of area food banks to support our neighbors who have been impacted by COVID-19. Stuff the Bus will be collecting donations Sat., Sept 12 and Sat., Sept 26 at locations throughout the county. To find a location near you, follow this link: http://bit.ly/FfxStufftheBus

Fairfax County Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in honor of the Labor Day holiday.
09/04/2020

Fairfax County Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in honor of the Labor Day holiday.

09/03/2020

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced the new schedule for counting people experiencing homelessness in the 2020 Census. The operation was originally scheduled for March 30 through April 1, but health and safety concerns due to COVID-19 forced a delay. The Census Bureau now plans to send specially trained census takers to count people at shelters, soup kitchens, regularly scheduled mobile food vans, and locations previously identified by the Census Bureau where people are known to sleep outdoors. People experiencing homelessness will be counted where they are staying between September 22 through 24. Census takers will follow the latest local public health guidance regarding the use of personal protective equipment and social distancing. For more information, visit 2020census.gov.

The Virginia Fair Housing Office will be hosting a FREE Fair Housing Seminar on November 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Jef...
09/01/2020

The Virginia Fair Housing Office will be hosting a FREE Fair Housing Seminar on November 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Jefferson Center in Roanoke, VA. Click the link below to learn more and to register.

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/FairHousing/VFHO%20GHC%2011-2020%20FH%20Seminar%20SAVE%20THE%20DATE%20flyer.pdf

Through the tireless efforts of our partner nonprofit organizations, 46 households with a total of 62 people experiencin...
08/28/2020

Through the tireless efforts of our partner nonprofit organizations, 46 households with a total of 62 people experiencing homelessness exited to Permanent Housing directly from the Quarantine, Protection, Isolation, and Decompression (QPID) Hotel program since April 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Census Workers are scheduled to count people experiencing homelessness on September 2...
08/24/2020
2020 Census Workers to Count Population Experiencing Homelessness in September

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Census Workers are scheduled to count people experiencing homelessness on September 22-24 (originally scheduled for March 30 through April 1. Learn more: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-releases/homelessness.html?utm_source=HUD+Exchange+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=32969d2e79-Census-Update-2020-Timeline_6.23.20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f32b935a5f-32969d2e79-19471161

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced the new schedule for counting people experiencing homelessness in the 2020 Census.

Calls to the Fairfax County Child Protective Services’ (CPS) Hotline have dropped 62% from 498 during the first week of ...
08/21/2020

Calls to the Fairfax County Child Protective Services’ (CPS) Hotline have dropped 62% from 498 during the first week of March to only 192 the last week of June.

The drop in calls to the hotline began as soon as children had limited contact with teachers, counselors, school social workers, child care providers and others who normally keep an eye out for signs of abuse and neglect.

Right now, community partners like you can help to keep eyes on children who may be experiencing abuse or neglect.

08/20/2020
nlihc.org

New research from the National Low Income Housing Coalition shares the COVID-10 housing crisis will result in widespread evictions and an increase in homelessness across the nation.
https://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/The_Eviction_Crisis_080720.pdf

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