April 7th, 2016 1:30 am
Bailey Systems is proud to be a supporter of HTLC’s Hypothermia Week
At HTLC we provide the food, entertainment, resume support, mending, blood pressure screenings, other, to the guests that stay with us for 1 week each winter.
FACETS/HYPOTHERMIA SHELTER PROGRAM
Holy Trinity is one of 19 churches that provide a week of overnight shelter and food to the homeless during the winter months. During “Hypothermia Week” at Holy Trinity, an average of 50 guests each night are provided with snacks, dinner, breakfast, and a bag lunch, as well as sleeping accommodations in Fellowship Hall. Clothing and gift cards also are made available to guests in need. More than 100 volunteers typically support HT’s Hypothermia Week by setting up, preparing food, providing hospitality, and assisting professional staff from the FACETS program with managing and supervising the shelter.
Founded in 1988, FACETS is a well-established nonprofit organization that touches and improves the lives of thousands of families and individuals every year. We open doors by helping people meet their emergency shelter, food, and medical needs, helping them gain safe, sustainable and permanent housing and working with them to end the cycle of poverty through educational, life skills and career counseling programs.Our multi-disciplinary professional staff manages a comprehensive range of programs and services and a volunteer base of several thousand. As a founding and active partner in the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness, FACETS is committed to working collaboratively in the county-wide effort to help our neighbors in need of safe and affordable housing. We invite you to be and feel a part of our work to open doors for people in need in Fairfax County.
Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program
Each year hundreds of individuals living on the streets, in cars, and abandoned buildings in Fairfax County/City search for shelter from the often bitter winter weather. Beginning late in November FACETS works with 34 faith communities to offer safe places to sleep and nutritious meals to men and women who are homeless through our Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program. This program is one of five operated across Fairfax and Falls Church in partnership with the Fairfax County government.
In operation since 2003, the program has evolved from solely offering a safe haven to also offering life-enhancing programs. Last year FACETS served 244 guests in our Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program. Approximately half of these guests participated in case management services, leading to 10 individuals moving off the streets and into housing.