GSH is dedicated to serving Fairfax County’s “hidden homeless” – working families who struggle to pay market rent rates and live one paycheck away from a crisis. Through its affordable housing program, GSH charges rent that low-income families can afford, while leaving them enough money to pay for food, clothing, and childcare. Individualized case management and support services (financial education and coaching, budgeting support, credit skill building, connections to job fairs and training) get clients on the path to self-sufficiency. Some are bravely weathering a medical crisis; others are focused on getting a better job; many are determined to give their children a better life. The Children’s Resources program gives them that chance, providing kids of tenant families with access to summer camps, field trips, one-on-one academic tutoring, and more. Your gift is truly a new lease on life.
COVID-19 Update: Most GSH services continue remotely during the pandemic. Many hourly workers have lost their jobs or experienced reduced hours, while others hold positions that require them to be at work even though they are parenting young children and, with school closures, have to secure childcare. All are feeling the very real impact of the pandemic, especially as rent and utilities come due. Case managers and staff remain in close communication with residents, assessing immediate needs and helping with Emergency Services and Faithful Landlord programs to assist GSH families with rent, utilities, groceries, and other basic needs.
Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County
Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County
Age Groups Served: All
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Other
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members
Awards & Recognition
Recent honors / awards for agency
o 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy Honoree
o 2013 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management
o Winner of the 2008 Winchester Homes Community Service Award
o Named a Capital One Partners In Excellence Charity
o Selected as a featured charity in the 2006-07 Catalogue for Philanthropy
o Community Trustee – Non-Profit Award for 2003 from Leadership Fairfax, Inc.
o HUD’s 2000 “Best Practices Award” for the Mid-Atlantic Region
- Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 6 Presentations
Fri Jun 19 2009
Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services honored at the June 22 meeting.
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