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.

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.

Operation Stream Shield, a partnership between Fairfax County and homeless shelters, enlists individuals experiencing ho...
11/26/2019
Homeless shelters partner with Fairfax County, Va., to improve waterway health - The Stormwater Report

Operation Stream Shield, a partnership between Fairfax County and homeless shelters, enlists individuals experiencing homelessness to improve the resilience of local waterways.

People experiencing homelessness often have a difficult time securing work even when highly qualified. At the same time, municipal stormwater agencies working under limited budgets are always in search of outside-the-box ways to keep an ever-growing volume of urban debris out of waterways. A water q...

If you see someone unsheltered who may be at risk of hypothermia please call the police non-emergency number, 703-691-21...
11/18/2019

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.

Temperatures are dropping, the Hypothermia Prevention Program starts tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 15th.
11/14/2019
Taking Care of Our Vulnerable Homeless Community This Winter

Temperatures are dropping, the Hypothermia Prevention Program starts tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 15th.

Our Hypothermia Prevention Program contracts with nonprofits to increase the number of available emergency shelter beds by hundreds each night.

New Bailey's Shelter Combines Housing and Support Services Under One Roof - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter
10/31/2019
New Bailey's Shelter Combines Housing and Support Services Under One Roof - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

New Bailey's Shelter Combines Housing and Support Services Under One Roof - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

The new Bailey’s Shelter and Supportive Housing opened with a ribbon-cutting on Thursday, Oct. 24. Located at 5914 Seminary Road in Falls Church, the facility is an innovative model of shelter, housing, medical care and supportive services in one building. This co-location of services and support ...

The Bailey's Shelter and Supportive Housing Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on October 24, 2019. This new facility was ...
10/25/2019

The Bailey's Shelter and Supportive Housing Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on October 24, 2019. This new facility was made possible through the partnership of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, numerous Fairfax County staff from many different departments, New Hope Housing, and many more business, community, and faith organizations.

OPEH staff wore purple yesterday in support of Purple Out, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
10/25/2019

OPEH staff wore purple yesterday in support of Purple Out, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

10/09/2019
Fairfax Co. Enlists Homeless to Help With Stormwater Cleanup

Fairfax County has launched a new pilot program that will help improve water quality in streams and provide dignity in work to people experiencing homelessness. Started October 1, the 12-week program provides part-time, temporary work to guests of the Eleanor U. Kennedy Community Shelter, Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter, and The Lamb Center, and helps the county meet its mandate to keep streams clean. Participants will earn $10 an hour to pick up litter in and around streams and to remove invasive plants. The pilot is modeled after The Lamb Center’s successful City Jobs program, a partnership with the City of Fairfax.

Below is a recent NBC News4 story about the program.

The expansion of an innovative jobs program is helping the homeless in Fairfax County and tackling the important issue of keeping waterways clean. News4's Julie Carey reports.

Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) Public HearingWhen: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.Where: ...
10/04/2019
Public Hearing: Help Identify Housing and Human Services Needs Across Fairfax County | Housing and Community Development

Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) Public Hearing

When: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
Where: Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035
Conference Rooms 9 and 10

Fairfax County, Virginia - Share your thoughts and opinions on Fairfax County's most pressing housing and human services needs with the county's Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee.

09/20/2019
Help define priorities and set the course for Fairfax County’s future. Join in the strategic planning process by attendi...
09/12/2019

Help define priorities and set the course for Fairfax County’s future. Join in the strategic planning process by attending a community conversation between Sept 16-25. This is your chance to impact our future. Learn more and register: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/strategicplan

Join us in person to share your vision for the future of Fairfax County:
☑ Sept. 16 Burke
☑ Sept. 17 Falls Church
☑ Sept. 18 Chantilly
☑ Sept. 19 Reston
☑ Sept. 23 Alexandria
☑ Sept. 25 Tysons/Falls Church
Register to shape the future together: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/strategicplan

Continue to see progress each day with construction of the new Bailey's Shelter and Supportive Housing Building!
08/29/2019

Continue to see progress each day with construction of the new Bailey's Shelter and Supportive Housing Building!

Kids are back at school today and thanks to the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Shelter House, and many other partners ...
08/26/2019

Kids are back at school today and thanks to the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Shelter House, and many other partners kids staying in family shelters are ready with new school supplies and clothes!

On August 21, 2019, 40 children from the Katherine K. Hanley, Patrick Henry and Next Steps family shelters came to the C...
08/23/2019
Shop with the Sheriff - Influencing Young Lives | Sheriff

On August 21, 2019, 40 children from the Katherine K. Hanley, Patrick Henry and Next Steps family shelters came to the Courthouse for a lunch-time Paisano’s pizza party and fun get-to-know-you activities. Each child was paired with a Sheriff’s deputy or a support staff member. Volunteers from Oracle in Reston also participated. After lunch, the group headed to Target in Burke, VA for about an hour of back-to-school shopping.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Every summer, the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office takes 40 children from homeless shelters on a back-to-school shopping trip at Target in Burke.

Information about cooling centers can be found here:
07/17/2019
Heat Advisory in Effect — Stay Safe and Cool

Information about cooling centers can be found here:

Posted at 10:30 a.m. The National Weather Service reports that excessive heat will impact Fairfax County throughout the week and a Heat Advisory is in effect. Heat indices around 105°F – 110°…

A Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is conducted at the same time as the Point-in-Time Count. This is a count of the number ...
07/05/2019

A Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is conducted at the same time as the Point-in-Time Count. This is a count of the number of beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter, Safe Haven, Transitional Housing, Rapid Re-housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing. Over time, our homeless services system has added more permanent housing resources. The HIC Data for all Continuum of Cares can be found on the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/coc/coc-housing-inventory-count-reports/

Chronic homelessness (those with disabilities and periods of homelessness beyond one year) has slowly increased over the...
07/02/2019

Chronic homelessness (those with disabilities and periods of homelessness beyond one year) has slowly increased over the past 5 years according to the Point-in-Time Counts.

Progress at the new Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter and Supportive Housing!
05/24/2019

Progress at the new Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter and Supportive Housing!

For the 19th consecutive year, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Homeless Services Planning and C...
05/03/2019
Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington: Results and Analysis from the Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of Homeless Persons | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

For the 19th consecutive year, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Homeless Services Planning and Coordinating Committee has conducted a regional enumeration, which Fairfax County participates in, of the area’s residents experiencing homelessness and those who were formerly homeless.

The 2019 Point-in-Time Count Report can be found at https://www.mwcog.org/documents/homelessnessreport/.

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

The 2019 Point-in-Time Count was conducted on January 23, 2019 in coordination with the entire Metro DC region. This ann...
05/02/2019

The 2019 Point-in-Time Count was conducted on January 23, 2019 in coordination with the entire Metro DC region. This annual count includes people who are literally homeless – those who are in shelters, in time-limited transitional housing programs, as well as those who are unsheltered and living on the street. Thank you to the community partners, staff, and volunteers that helped to collect this information. The details of the 2019 Point-in-Time Count can be found at the following link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/highlights-2019-point-time-count-people-experiencing-homelessness

A Look Back at 10 Years of Preventing and Ending Homelessness - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter
04/17/2019
A Look Back at 10 Years of Preventing and Ending Homelessness - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

A Look Back at 10 Years of Preventing and Ending Homelessness - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

There is no reason for homelessness to exist in Fairfax County. That is one of the key philosophies of the 10-Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness (view the plan and the retrospective) that began in 2008 and has led to a nearly 50% reduction in the number of individuals and families experiencin...

More progress on the new Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter and Supportive Housing
04/05/2019

More progress on the new Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter and Supportive Housing

Progress on the new Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter and Supportive Housing
03/01/2019

Progress on the new Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter and Supportive Housing

March 14th Community Forum on Housing at the First Baptist Church in Vienna at 7pm.
02/28/2019

March 14th Community Forum on Housing at the First Baptist Church in Vienna at 7pm.

Article From the Connection Newspapers, and a glimpse from a neighbor experiencing homelessness:“It gets lonely sometime...
02/07/2019
Sheltering Homeless Neighbors in Fairfax County

Article From the Connection Newspapers, and a glimpse from a neighbor experiencing homelessness:
“It gets lonely sometimes, people don’t want to see you. Some are afraid of you, so it’s nice to be here, have a good meal and people to talk with.”

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If you see someone unsheltered who may be at risk of hypothermia please call the police non-emergency number, 703-691-21...
01/31/2019

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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