F.C.’s Homestretch Wins Human Rights Award

Homestretch, the highly-acclaimed Falls Church-based non-profit working to place homeless persons in housing, has been named the recipient of this year’s Human Rights Award from the Fairfax County Human Rights Commission. The honor will be presented at a ceremony on Sept. 16 at the county’s Government Center. The annual ceremony “recognizes members, businesses, organizations and individuals in the community who have performed outstanding work in the area of human rights, stated Commission chair Heather Lawson.

Homestretch, located at 303 S. Maple in Falls Church, has earned many honors including the Governor’s Best Housing Program in Virginia Award, the Blue Diamond Award from the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Non-Profit and awards from Leadership Fairfax, Volunteer Fairfax and the Washington Post. Homestretch has been selected three times for inclusion in the Catalogue for Philanthropy. It is a member of the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign.