FACETS

FACETS

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.

www.facetscares.org

FACETS programs at FPC:

  • FACETS Hot Meals
  • FACETS Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program
  • FACETS Back to School Supplies Drive

FPC Point of Contact: Becca Peterson


FACETS Back to School Supplies Drive in August

FACETS helps ensure that all children served by FACETS return to school this fall with the essential gear for learning: backpacks and school supplies.  Fairfax Presbyterian Church joins other churches and community groups in helping to provide these items to more than 300 children in need. Together we can support them in achieving their academic goals.  Through education, we can ensure the cycle of poverty is broken for these bright young students.

FPC Program Lead: TBD

FACETS Hot Meals

FACETS volunteers participating through their faith communities prepare and serve a hot, nutritious meal to an average of 35 people each day, or approximately 23,600 each year.  These meals are served to families and individuals who are homeless, living in and around three sites along Fairfax Blvd. (Route 50) in Fairfax. In addition to providing nutritious food, the meals are an opportunity for our volunteers to meet people in need and refer them to us for additional support. Ongoing medical outreach is conducted by the FACETS staff and a registered nurse to people who receive these meals.

An FPC team prepares 75 to 100 meals twice monthly on the first and third Mondays, and a team from the Salvation Army delivers the meals.

FPC Program Lead: Cate Rodman

FACETS 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 November 27th, FACETS works with more than 30 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.

Fairfax Presbyterian Church is a host for a week each year in the winter.

FPC Program Lead: Sheri Zimmerman

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