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.

Fairfax County officials to participate in Cornerstones’ virtual town hall on community’s needs.When: Monday, June 8, 20...
06/05/2020
Virtual Town Hall meeting on June 8 will address important issues in Fairfax County

Fairfax County officials to participate in Cornerstones’ virtual town hall on community’s needs.

When: Monday, June 8, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/fairfax_county/virtual-town-hall-meeting-on-june-8-will-address-important-issues-in-fairfax-county/article_4adb3c8a-a68f-11ea-a040-0fbdea30d216.html

Cornerstones, a nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia dedicated to providing social support to individuals and families in need, are hosting a virtual town hall on Monday, June 8 from 5:30-6:30

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or ex...
06/03/2020
Racial Inequalities Archives - National Alliance to End Homelessness

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness is committed to eliminating the disproportionality of people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness from communities of color and other marginalized populations by providing equitable paths to safe, stable, affordable housing.

For more information on the intersection of homelessness and race, check out https://endhomelessness.org/category/racial-inequalities/

National Alliance to End Homelessness Statement on Structural Racism and Racial Inequity June 2, 2020 The National Alliance to End Homelessness stands in solidarity with all parties fighting to end pervasive structural racism in the United States. The recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery...

05/20/2020

OPEH Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) Meeting
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. For details about accessing audio of the meeting please contact Sharon Price Singer at [email protected]

The Virginia Housing Development Authority has partnered with Gov. Ralph Northam to create StayHomeVirginia.com, a websi...
05/19/2020
COVID-19 economic impact | can't pay rent or mortgage | Stay Home Virginia

The Virginia Housing Development Authority has partnered with Gov. Ralph Northam to create StayHomeVirginia.com, a website for housing-centered information about programs, service and resources to help Virginians who have experienced job or income loss and other impacts due to the COVID-19 crisis.
https://www.stayhomevirginia.com/

Resources for Virginians struggling to pay their rent or mortgage due to COVID-19.

Fairfax County is making approximately $2.5 million in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding ava...
05/14/2020
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Fairfax County is making approximately $2.5 million in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding available to eligible affordable housing providers in need of financial assistance due to the unexpected loss of rental income during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The funding, coming through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), was authorized as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and must be spent specifically for the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus and benefit low- and moderate-income households.

See link below for additional information:
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/news/2020/assistance-available-for-affordable-housing-providers

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All local Social Security offices remain closed to the public for in-person service.  You can conduct most business onli...
05/07/2020
Social Security Office Locator, SSA Office Locator Social Security Office Locator, Social Security

All local Social Security offices remain closed to the public for in-person service. You can conduct most business online with secure online services. You can find the phone number for your local office by using the Field Office Locator and looking under Additional Office Information. If you cannot use the online services or reach your local office, you may call 1-800-772-1213, where you may be able to take care of your business by using one of the automated telephone services without having to wait for a telephone agent.

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How You Can Help: Donate needed items to our nonprofit partners. Please contact the nonprofits directly to arrange any d...
04/24/2020

How You Can Help: Donate needed items to our nonprofit partners. Please contact the nonprofits directly to arrange any donations. The following supplies are needed:
• Durable raincoats
• Hats
• Ponchos
• Umbrellas

Thank you to all our nonprofit partners for all you do!
04/22/2020
FACETS supporting homeless, needy during coronavirus crisis

Thank you to all our nonprofit partners for all you do!

FACETS, a nonprofit providing support for those suffering in homelessness, poverty and hunger in Fairfax County, shared these pictures from recent activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How You Can Help: Donate needed items to our nonprofit partners. Please contact the nonprofits directly to arrange any d...
04/20/2020
Nonprofit Partners | Homelessness, Office to Prevent and End

How You Can Help: Donate needed items to our nonprofit partners. Please contact the nonprofits directly to arrange any donations. The following medical PPE supplies are needed:
• Face masks
• Disposable gloves
• Disposable gowns

Fairfax County, Virginia - Nonprofit partner organizations

04/15/2020
changinghomelessness.org

How do I get my COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payment if I'm homeless? Questions and answers:
http://changinghomelessness.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Stimulus-Flyer-for-Clients-who-are-Homeless-How-to-get-the-money.pdf

From the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
04/14/2020
How can one work from home... without a home?

From the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

52% of our area’s adult homeless population were working members of our community before the pandemi c hit. Today’s shelter-in-place environment has found many of our region’s workforce dealing...

04/13/2020

How You Can Help: Donate needed items to our nonprofit partners. The following items are needed:
• Paper towels
• Microfiber cloths
• Basic Clothing (elastic waistband)
• Reusable water bottles
• Durable raincoats

Not everyone is safe in their homes during this time of social distancing. For some children, school was safer than home...
04/11/2020

Not everyone is safe in their homes during this time of social distancing. For some children, school was safer than home. If you have questions or concerns about a child’s safety, call the Child Protective Services’ 24-hour hotline at 703-324-7400.

Not everyone is safe in their homes during this time of social distancing. If you have concerns about your safety, or ar...
04/10/2020

Not everyone is safe in their homes during this time of social distancing. If you have concerns about your safety, or are concerned about someone else’s safety, call the Domestic and Sexual Violence 24-Hour Hotline at 703-360-7273.

The following are specific cleaning supplies needed by our nonprofit partners:• Disinfecting Wipes• Bleach• Disinfecting...
04/08/2020

The following are specific cleaning supplies needed by our nonprofit partners:
• Disinfecting Wipes
• Bleach
• Disinfecting Spray (ex. Lysol)
• Sprays with Bleach
• Sprays w/o Bleach

Our nonprofit partners are in particular need of items during this time for shelters and for those who are experiencing ...
04/07/2020
Nonprofit Partners | Homelessness, Office to Prevent and End

Our nonprofit partners are in particular need of items during this time for shelters and for those who are experiencing homelessness. We will be sharing specific needs daily, some of the biggest needs are face masks, disposable gloves, cleaning supplies, and hand sanitizer. Please contact the nonprofit organization directly for information about dropping off donations.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Nonprofit partner organizations

Article from the Washington Times looking at the impacts of COVID 19 on those experiencing homelessness in the Metro DC ...
04/03/2020
D.C. area homeless advocates sound alarm on coronavirus spread

Article from the Washington Times looking at the impacts of COVID 19 on those experiencing homelessness in the Metro DC region.

Homeless service providers fear the spread of the coronavirus could decimate their community, who typically lack health care and access to hygiene materials, now that many of the businesses they previously turned to have been shuttered.

Article from the Fairfax Times, highlighting the work of Cornerstones, one of our partner nonprofit organizations.
04/02/2020
The emotional toll of housing instability

Article from the Fairfax Times, highlighting the work of Cornerstones, one of our partner nonprofit organizations.

At 76, Rev. Elethia was about to be homeless. Recently retired from her work at a church in upstate New York, Elethia had come to northern Virginia at a friend’s

Looking for ways to help? Volunteer Fairfax maintains a donations guide with needs of organizations.
03/31/2020
Ways to Donate and Help During COVID-19 | COVID19

Looking for ways to help? Volunteer Fairfax maintains a donations guide with needs of organizations.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Learn ways you can help and donate during COVID-19 in Fairfax County.

CDC Interim Guidance for Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homeles...
03/23/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC Interim Guidance for Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Information and phone numbers for key Department of Family Services programs:
03/20/2020

Information and phone numbers for key Department of Family Services programs:

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DFS cares about the safety and well-being of individuals and families and will continue to provide assistance from a distance. Check out the different ways to access services without leaving the safety of your home. Learn more and share this information with others: http://bit.ly/2x6CaNs

Stay connected with DFS:
Facebook @FairfaxCountyFamilyServices
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices
#FairfaxCountyFamilyServices

03/19/2020
Coronavirus Update - Food Resources for Families | Fairfax County Public Schools

An updated list of community-based resources for food assistance and donations can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources. Residents who want to contribute are encouraged to consider making monetary contributions and grocery gift card donations to our community-based organizations partners.

Coronavirus Update - Food Resources for Families Finding help with food assistance when schools are closed. Food Resources As the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency continues to evolve, we understand that individuals and families in our communities may have food assistance needs. To make...

If you or someone you know are in need of support please have them call Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) 703-222-0880...
03/18/2020
Human Services Resource Guide (HSRG) - Human Services Resource Guide (HSRG) - Fairfax County, Virginia

If you or someone you know are in need of support please have them call Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) 703-222-0880 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays). Residents can also visit the Human Services Resource Guide (HSRG) at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hsrg/, an online, searchable guide to available health and human services resources in Fairfax County.

By accessing the HSRG, anyone with an Internet connection has immediate 24/7 access to detailed information on thousands of nonprofit and government services available to Fairfax County residents. Listings include detailed service descriptions, eligibility requirements, locations (maps and direction...

03/17/2020

Questions about Coronavirus? The Health Department has a dedicated phone line that residents can call if they have questions 703-267-3511 (9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends).

02/26/2020
Tonight, non-profit partners, county partners, and volunteers will be counting sheltered and unsheltered individuals and...
01/22/2020

Tonight, non-profit partners, county partners, and volunteers will be counting sheltered and unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community. Thank you to those contributing to this important data collection process.

01/07/2020

If you see someone unsheltered who may be at risk of hypothermia please call the police non-emergency number, 703-691-2131. A police officer will go out and do a wellness check and offer transportation to a hypothermia shelter site. If you see someone who appears to be in distress, call 911.

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12000 Government Center Pkwy, # 333
Fairfax, VA
22035

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