The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation to Homestretch for 25 years of service to the community on August 4. The proclamation aimed to congratulate the non profit for their work transitioning homeless families to self-sufficiency in the Northern Virginia area.
The proclamation specifically mentioned a George Mason University study on the organization that found 100 percent of those who had completed the program were housed and employed after two years. The following year, George Washington University found that 98 percent of families remained housed and employed five years after completion. Furthermore, the average income rise for a family in Homestretch is 150 percent.
Sharon Bulova, chairperson of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, signed the proclamation. For more information, visit homestretchva.org.