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Responses to Local Homelessness: What Can I Do?
Sat, April 29, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
How can one person make a difference in the life of a homeless person? How can your group make an impact? The Compassionate Community Service team will bring together representatives from local government, nonprofits, social action groups, and faith groups for a community forum on homelessness in Western Fairfax County. The purpose of the forum is to raise awareness about homelessness in our local communities, school groups, scouting and volunteer organizations, and the Northern Virginia community at large is invited to participate.
You will have the opportuntiy to hear voices of local people who have experienced homelessness who will attend to share their personal stories, as well as a video created for the event.
Cathy Hudgins, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Tom Barnett, Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness
Ben Wagner, Community Services Board
Kerrie Wilson, CEO, Cornerstones
Joe Fay, Executive Director, FACETS
Breakout Discussion Sessions
• Volunteer Opportunities with Local Nonprofits, with emphasis on opportunities for youth and families
• Social/Political Action Opportunities, with emphasis on Affordable Housing
• Respectful Engagement with Homeless Individuals
Information Expo with Nonprofits
Alternative House, Britepaths, Cornerstones, Elks Lodge of Fairfax, FACETS, Family Pass, Friends of Guest House, The Lamb Center, New Hope Housing, Northern Virginia Family Services, Shelter House