FACETS Hypothermia Program Begins Nov. 27

FACETS will begin its annual Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program, starting Nov. 27. This year’s program will again rotate between various faith community partner locations throughout the winter to provide a warm, safe, and healthy environment for individuals experiencing homelessness. The first location will be Annandale United Methodist Church.

“Providing shelter and services during the coldest months is important for keeping people safe,” explained Joe Fay, Executive Director, FACETS. “We have 29 faith partners that are welcoming those who are homeless inside during winter nights. Other churches are partnering to provide meals. We are grateful for their continued commitment to protecting those less fortunate in our community.” 

FACETS, a nonprofit that helps those affected by poverty, hunger, and homelessness in Fairfax County, will be running the program from Nov. 27 through April 1. The Hypothermia Prevention Shelter helps neighbors experiencing homelessness find respite from the cold winter. The program serves people across Fairfax and Falls Church in partnership with the Fairfax County government and over 40 faith communities. 

FACETS’ faith partners are also providing meals for the program with different partners rotating week to week. In addition, FACETS offers personalized case management to all guests who want to participate to help them move off the streets and into safe and stable housing. 

With the second-largest homeless population in the region, homelessness is a real challenge in the Fairfax County-Falls Church community. With critical help from volunteers and partnerships with the faith and business communities, FACETS works to prevent and end homelessness throughout Fairfax County by offering a full spectrum of services, such as basic needs and financial assistance, counseling and outreach, educational enrichment programs, and permanent housing.

Clients seeking program updates should call FACETS at 703-352-5090 ext. 1302. Households with children who are in need of assistance or shelter should call 211. 

Donations are welcome. More information can be found at www.FACETSCares.org.

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