Preventing and Ending Homelessness

FACETS supports families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by offering basic needs assistance and comprehensive case management.

We assist people who are having difficulty meeting their basic needs through our Client Resource Center. In FY12, nearly 2,000 people accessed this service by participating in case management and receiving supplies from our emergency pantry. Adults also accessed client computers and phones to help with their employment and housing searches. Every day of the year, FACETS, in partnership with area faith communities, offers a Hot Meals Program to people who are homeless.

SERVICES FOR SINGLE ADULTS

FACETS offers outreach and support for single adults who are homeless  or living in poverty. We seek out and identify people who are living on the streets or in the woods with the goal of helping them stabilize and ultimately move into housing. We also connect them with medical and dental resources. In FY12, FACETS’ staff provided 244 single adults with case management services. Medical assistance is offered to single adults who are served by FACETS. So far in FY13, our staff helped 92 people connect with medical resources and benefits, including mental health services.

During the winter months, FACETS operates a Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program, in partnership with Fairfax County and 34 faith communities.

SERVICES FOR FAMILIES

FACETS offers prevention and diversion services to families at risk of homelessness. Our caring case managers work with parents to develop service plans and specific goals, whether their families are precariously housed, temporarily living in area motels or on the verge of becoming homeless. In FY12, our family support team served a total of 933 individuals, 73% of whom were diverted from going into a homeless shelter and instead moved into permanent or transitional housing. Additionally, FACETS prevented the eviction of 24 families. Nearly 20% of adults received assistance with employment, and 18% with financial literacy, including budgeting and credit awareness.