Ending Homelessness Call to Action


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Homelessness is a real problem in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community. There are many ways you can impact homelessness today.

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  • If you honesty want to help homeless people start listening to homeless people. They can tell you there needs. In addition the program that is set up here in Fairfax County for it resident let them actually go into action properly. Don’t tell homeless people to leave Fairfax County as if there trash. Stop treating people less human because of what they don’t have. Instead have open communication especially with the ones who ask for help and the one you are claiming to help. There are far too many people who are working for shelters right here in the heart of Fairfax degrading the families who are homeless. Right here in Fairfax County our children suffer not just the homeless children the future of all the children is at stake. Take a minute and imagine watching your parents crying and not focusing as normal because you’ll are in a shelter where you can’t trust anyone. Imagine being a child not knowing where you are going to lay your head the next day or wonder while at school if your mother is okay. How is the future going to be for everyone? When homeless kid grow up bitter and confused and scared by this society That’s too much for family to bear . The bottom line is Fairfax County ought to stand up for their logo “to enrich and enhance families”. Those who have position of power need to be accountable for their actions seriously. The power trip must stop. There has to be a way for people need help and if they ask for help they could honestly get help. No matter what! Something is wrong here homeless rate is going up and the economy is going down. What does that say to and about Fairfax County authorizes? Something has to change in order for it to get right. You can’t bundle human being up and put them in categories as if they are object - that’s simply not God plan - so every suffers. Another thing is agency must change their way of dealings change their moral aspect on dealing with other human beings and stop having wicked alternative motive. Like believing everyone else but the person they are suppose to be helping. Even though some one think different from what you think there should be an open amount of respect mutually between help and those in need of help. It takes a community with moral and value for human life and beings to make change ask some one who is home homeless without judging them you will find out that they could be intelligent. Stop being double minded and be honest with your own selves when it come to helping homeless families it families by families not case by case. You can’t put a label on people because soon enough someone will put a label on you or some you love. Because in realty God is watching and we will all have our day. Take a good look in the mirror. How many people have you prejudge honestly and who many way have you made yourselves look good with out really doing good. I believe that there is help for the homeless if there where people who actually took time to help the homeless and not themselves or there friend. have job changes allow a position to open up to someone who can talk to homeless people and get there input, some check up on these so call case managers and the human beings in their case record not just their files. Take value and preserve human dignity.
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Ending Homelessness Call to Action

  1. 1. Ending Homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Take Action Today Homelessness is a real problem in our community. YOU can help IMPACT homelessness TODAY.
  2. 2. Did you know… Hundreds of children in our community do not have a permanent place to call home.
  3. 3. Did you know… More than two-thirds of adults in homeless families are employed. To afford an apartment, they would have to work 90 hours per week at minimum wage.
  4. 4. Did you know… Many homeless men and women suffer from serious mental illness or substance abuse, and many have chronic health problems and/or physical disabilities.
  5. 5. Our community has committed to ending homelessness in 10 years.
  6. 6. During the past year, the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing program (HPRP) has helped prevent more than 900 children, women and men from becoming homeless.
  7. 7. Our Challenge Financial assistance through HPRP will be exhausted in approximately 2 months.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Threats of severe temperatures and </li></ul><ul><li>lack of affordable housing </li></ul><ul><li>is what more than </li></ul><ul><li>1,500 homeless </li></ul><ul><li>children, women and men </li></ul><ul><li>face today in the </li></ul><ul><li>Fairfax-Falls Church community. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Your Impact </li></ul><ul><li>There are many ways you, your organization or your family </li></ul><ul><li>can impact homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>today. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Give as much as you can. Donate funds to the Fairfax-Falls Church Homelessness Partnership Fund/CFNCR. 100% of your donation will impact our most vulnerable neighbors. Checks payable to the fund can be send to Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 561 Fairfax, VA 22033
  11. 11. <ul><li>> Financial Support </li></ul>$25 A pair of shoes for a child.
  12. 12. <ul><li>> Financial Support </li></ul>$25 Feed a family of three for an entire day.
  13. 13. <ul><li>> Financial Support </li></ul>$50 A winter coat, an interview suit or the cost to get to and from work for one week.
  14. 14. <ul><li>> Financial Support </li></ul>$200 Kitchen supplies to start a new life in one’s own home.
  15. 15. <ul><li>> Financial Support </li></ul>$250 Keep a household heated for one month this winter.
  16. 16. <ul><li>> Financial Support </li></ul>$350 Room and board for a homeless youth trying to finish high school.
  17. 17. <ul><li>> Financial Support </li></ul>$400 Graduation fees for a high school senior to participate in graduation activities.
  18. 18. <ul><li>> Financial Support </li></ul>$800 Housing subsidy for a month for a working family of three.
  19. 19. <ul><li>> Financial Support </li></ul>$1,000 Training class for a working adult to develop skills to increase income.
  20. 20. <ul><li>> Financial Support </li></ul>$12,000 Keep a family in their home for one year.
  21. 21. <ul><li>> Financial Support </li></ul>$25,000 Keep a family in their home for two years.
  22. 22. Share your talents and volunteer your time. Offer support that would be most beneficial to local organizations helping homeless families and single adults. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/give to find out how you or your organization can contribute through volunteering and providing in-kind goods and services.
  23. 23. <ul><li>> In-Kind Goods and Services </li></ul>Share Your Talents. Provide loaned executives or in-kind professional services to advance our goal to end homelessness.
  24. 24. <ul><li>> Volunteer </li></ul>Your Time Is Invaluable. Encourage your employees to volunteer. Dedicate time and ideas to programs within your community and neighboring areas.
  25. 25. <ul><li>> Educate </li></ul>Find Solutions Together. Talk with your staff and colleagues about how you can work on related issues such as paying living wages, providing education, stopping domestic violence and increasing the availability of affordable housing.
  26. 26. <ul><li>Take Action Today </li></ul><ul><li>The most vulnerable of our neighbors thank you </li></ul><ul><li>for your ongoing commitment and shared passion to take action , inspire hope and create opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>for a better tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/give </li></ul>