neighbors in crisis

Who We Serve

The community we serve encompasses anyone in need in Fairfax County. Hear their stories.


breaking the cycle

What We Do

We provide services and leadership to break the cycle of homelessness.


Building Stronger Futures

By helping Fairfax residents today, we hope to empower individuals and families to improve long-term outcomes for themselves, their children, and the generations that follow.

Mission, Vision, and Values

MISSION: FACETS opens doors by helping parents, their children, and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County.

VISION: FACETS envisions a day when everyone in Fairfax County has access to adequate and affordable housing and nobody is homeless. We seek to engage and educate our community in providing long-term solutions and resources to break the cycle of poverty for our neighbors in need.

VALUES: FACETS values our clients and treats them with dignity and respect regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political belief, religion or mental or physical disability.

FACETS values our staff, volunteers, partners, and donors as the organization’s most important assets. Together they make our work possible by providing, managing, and leveraging our resources and operating our comprehensive programs.

FACETS values the integrity and professionalism of our operations and operates with respect for the principles of confidentiality, informed consent, competency, honesty, safety and ethical use of resources.



A Proud History

In 1988, FACETS (Fairfax Area Christian Emergency Transition Services) was established by Linda D. Wimpey and other volunteers from local faith communities to provide meals to individuals and families experiencing homelessness and food insecurity in Fairfax County, Virginia.

From our beginnings as an outreach ministry, FACETS has evolved into one of the county’s largest social and human services nonprofits. Today, we are a non-denominational organization working with more than 35 faith communities and several thousand volunteers. We work collaboratively with private and public organizations in a countywide effort to expand safe and affordable housing and address all “facets” of hunger, homelessness, and poverty.

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