Fauquier Family Shelter Services, Inc.

Breaking the cycle of homelessness

aka FFSS   |   Warrenton, VA   |  www.fauquierfamilyshelter.org

Mission

Since 1987 Fauquier Family Shelter Services has been assisting homeless families in our community. Last year we provided shelter and transitional housing to 250 individuals.

Ruling year info

1987

Principal Officer

Ms. Danielle Ellis

Main address

PO Box 3599

Warrenton, VA 20188 USA

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EIN

54-1413378

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We are an organization focused on ending cycles of homelessness and generational poverty. our mission is to provide short term shelter, transitional housing and services to to homeless families to promote self-sufficiency.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Homeless Services

The Emergency Shelter is a 52 bed shelter that provides short term shelter to families and individuals. Our emergency shelter is the only homeless shelter in Fauquier County Virginia. Program participants must meet strict program criteria: they must be willing to assume responsibility for their situation and begin work towards their goal of self-sufficiency. Often this includes securing employment, creating a savings plan, and gathering documents the family has lost while they have been homeless. While at The Haven, clients work closely with a case manager who assists them in overcoming the many challenges of homelessness. The Vint Hill Transitional Housing Program, as the term implies, moves families from homelessness to secure housing. The program is based on self-empowerment. Each client is provided support and guidance in formulating and achieving their long term housing goals. While focused on these goals, each participant is learning to take control of their finances while following a structured, self-help program that teaches and instills discipline in managing financial resources.

Population(s) Served

Emergency Shelter
The Emergency Shelter is the only emergency shelter in Fauquier County. The facility is a 7,100 square foot building that includes a fully-equipped modern kitchen and dining area, washer and dryer facilities, library and reading room, a group meeting area, office space for staff, family bedrooms, adult male bedrooms and adult female bedrooms. Our 52-bed configuration can accommodate up to eleven families and eight single adults at any one time. The ground level is 100% accessible to persons with physical disabilities.

A trained staff oversees shelter operations on a 24 hour, 7 day per week schedule. An on-site case manager helps to formulate and facilitate clients' plans for stable housing after their shelter tenure. In-house comprehensive support programs include budget management, various employment-related programs, life-skills classes, nutritional classes, job search services, parenting classes and children's programs. These programs are augmented by other community programs through collaborations established by the Shelter staff with our partners. Referral services to local, state and federal resources are provided to all residents as appropriate.

Population(s) Served

Our transitional housing program is an intensive, one year program assisting families in the transition from being homeless to acquiring the skills necessary to maintain stable and independent living.

The community provides a structured, safe environment for the nurturing of families, the growth and well-being of children, and a fostering community.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the requirements listed below:
Verifiable homeless condition
Work a minimum of 35 hours per week
Have children living with you under the age of 18
Own a car that is registered and insured in your name
If applying as a couple, must be married

All participants are held accountable for:
maintaining full-time employment
learning budgeting skills, including paying off debt and responsibly managing credit
attending program classes
attending to the well-being of their children

Residents pay 30% of their gross income per month. The program provides the utilities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Restore hope for homeless families
Provide a safe environment
Equip program participants with skills in budgeting, saving, and goal-setting

Intensive case management
Utilizing a wide variety of community resources
Requiring accountability

Trained staff members
Strong community partners
Collaboration with other organizations and agencies
Diverse board members

We have created a robust program and secured resources to ensure that it will be in place in the future.
We are currently looking for ways to expand our program to better serve our program participants needs. Due to our rural location, transportation is an issue that keeps showing up as a concern. We are in the initial planning phase of how we might remove this barrier for our program participants.

Financials

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Operations

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Fauquier Family Shelter Services, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephanie Paladeau

Piedmont Business Solutions

Term: 2018 - 2020

Tab Volrath

Carr&Hyde Insurance

Shawn Sumrall

Badger, Sumrall CPA

Debbie Werling

Greater Piedmont Realtors