WISH LIST: $100: 80 metro bus tokens for clients to attend appointments; $1000: 1 month's rent to prevent a family's eviction; $5000: 2 months of supportive housing for 1 family
With a median income of $105,000 per year, Fairfax County is one of the richest in the nation. Yet many families earn less than $1,250 a month -- well below the average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment. Providing emergency services and supportive programs to prevent homelessness and assist those who are already homeless, FACETS works to ensure that every Fairfax family has a place to call home. Over 35,000 hot meals are served, winter shelter is provided to some 400 individuals a year, and the program is expanding to house even more. For 32 homeless adults and children, the Home Connections program provides rental apartments and social services; for families in public housing, FACETS offers eviction prevention services, educational programs, and case management. Anyone can seek counseling, job search assistance, access to phones and computers, food, clothing, and even tents. Special programs make sure that children have tutors, school supplies, and recreational activities. In the economic downturn, FACETS saw demand for its service rise a staggering 25%. Your generosity is more vital now than ever.
10640 Page Avenue, Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030