Hope for Tomorrow Today
June 2014
Your support makes a difference in the lives of children, families, men and women -- every day of the year.
May 2014

The Family Shelter Program served 14 families (totaling 48 individuals (17 adults and 31 children). Of the 4 families who exited the shelter, all moved to permanent housing. 

The Singles Shelter served 38 individuals. Of the 13 who exited the shelter 9 moved to permanent and temporary housing, 


Community Case Management provided stability services to 58 individuals to keep them housed and out of homelessness.


The Affordable Housing Program provided case management and housing services to 188 individuals including 44 families to keep them housed and out of homelessness.   


Emergency & Self-Sufficiency Services Program served 466 households (1,199 beneficiaries). 281 households received bags of food and toiletry items, 164 households received information and referrals, and 209 participated in life skills classes. $2,061 was provided to help 5 households in financial crisis to avoid utility cut-off or rental eviction.


Through our Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Southgate Community Center, 19 individuals were given free consultation with a lawyer.


The Foreclosure Prevention Program assisted 19 households, of which 4 household (16 beneficiaries) have thus far been able to bring resolution to their case to avoid foreclosure.  In the Pre-Purchase Counseling program, 2 households were assisted.

Asma's Story

Asma and her family were living in Saudi Arabia, but believed that life for them and their highly intelligent daughter would be better in the U.S. But the excitement and hope for better days in America didn't last long. Asma couldn't believe she and her family were in America and hungry. She now believes they are finally living the American dream with the help of their "family at Cornerstones."  Read more >>

Back-to-School Drive
Cornerstones is
already at work to ensure children in our community are prepared for the 2014-15 academic year. A concerning number of
 families in our neighborhoods are unable to afford backpacks, school supplies, or other essential items to help a child be fully prepared to start school. It takes a few simple steps for you to join in and help Cornerstones collect the more than 3,200 backpacks needed for this year's Back-to School Drive. Read More >>

Advocacy Update

Nonprofit Virginia-and other organizations across the Commonwealth-are calling on the General Assembly to honor the deal they made with passage of the 2014 budget and the bipartisan work that has been done this year in developing options to close the health care coverage gap for elderly, disabled and the working poor in Virginia who do not have access to health insurance or nursing home care without Medicaid. 


Cedar Ridge Community Garden: Growing a Community

The Cedar Ridge Community Garden fosters cultural awareness and a healthy lifestyle and has grown into a natural and welcomed livable space. Read more >>


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Calling all elementary school students for t-shirt design contest! Deadline June 30th. 
Play Golf and Give Back!
20th Annual Embry Rucker
Golf Tournament

July 14, 2014, River Creek Club



Farmer's Market SNAP-at-Market Volunteers (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, 

formerly known as Food Stamps) are needed to facilitate clients using their benefit to purchase fresh, locally-sourced food directly from vendors at the Reston Farmer's Market. 


Activity Leaders 

Lead a science experiment, sports event or educational activity, sharing your knowledge and talents with children or adults. Design and conduct a program with guidance from our staff that meets our clients' life skills needs or just adds some enjoyment to their day. 


To sign-up or learn more please contact us at:  

Our Heartfelt Thanks
These extraordinary volunteers donate their time, talents and gifts. Read more  >>

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11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 210
Reston, VA 20190