Most people experiencing homelessness in Fairfax are working parents and their children who have fallen on hard times. Family PASS takes the opportunity to support them, working quickly to stabilize their housing crisis and offering long-term, comprehensive support. Case managers provide resources and assistance for basic needs like furniture and household goods and provide financial assistance for rent, transportation, and childcare. Over a period of months (and up to three years), they help each family work toward independence, empowering clients to resolve their own challenges – from addressing their mental health needs to reducing debt – and achieve their goals for education and job skills training. The results are lasting: since 2006, 97% of Family PASS clients have remained housed and self-sufficient, becoming productive members of the Fairfax community – and securing a promising future for their children.