Northern Virginia Family Services has been chosen by the Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness to manage the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter, the county-owned 50-bed emergency facility for single homeless men and women, located at 3525 Moncure Ave., Falls Church, according to a press release sent out by Northern Virginia Family Services. The organization said that they assumed operations of the shelter on Tuesday, Sept. 1 from Volunteers of America, which had managed the shelter since 1994.
Northern Virginia Family Services will operate within a rapid rehousing model, assisting households to secure stable housing in the shortest time possible, with the support of shelter and community based case management and housing location. Northern Virginia Family Services will also continue to administer other critical services provided through the shelter to include daily shelter drop in and the homeless health care program in partnership with the Fairfax County Health Department.
In a memo dated July 13, director of the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness Dean Klein stated: “In the past, it has been said, we managed homelessness. Now the focus is on preventing and ending it.” For more information, visit nvfs.org.