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

The Embry Rucker Community Shelter housed 16 families totaling 53 people (including 34 children) and 31 adult individuals. Of the families who exited the shelter, 87 percent moved to permanent housing and 66 percent of the singles who exited the shelter moved to permanent housing (Aug. data).


Community Case Management services were provided to 46 individuals to keep them stably housed and out of homelessness. 13 families (including 19 children) and 10 adults received rapid-rehousing, diversion and prevention services. (Aug. data)  


451 households (1,452 beneficiaries) were served by ASAPP (Assistance Services and Pantry Program, formerly ESSP)686 households received bags of food and toiletry items, with some households also receiving counseling through the Wellness Support program; 367 households received information and referrals and/or participated in life skills classes. $2,796 was provided to help households in financial crisis to avoid rental eviction or utility cutoff (Aug./Sept. data).

The Foreclosure Prevention program assisted 16 households, all of which are still in process. In the Pre-Purchase Counseling program, 6 households were assisted, 5 of which are still in the preparation stages for a home purchase (Sept. data).


Through our Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Southgate Community Center, 29 people were given free consultation with a lawyer (Sept. data).

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

11th Annual Community Walk Helps Those Now in Stable Housing 
Your participation in this Oct. 19th walk helps provide basic and essential items, such as pillows, dishes and food for those who moved into stable housing through Cornerstones' Rapid Re-Housing Challenge. Read More >>


You Can Nominate

the Best

Our new online application makes it easy to nominate Individuals, businesses, and civic/community organizations who have demonstrated significant contributions to the greater Reston/Dulles community in their commitment to community service, excellence, and involvement. Deadline-Friday, November 7, 2014. 



Rapid Re-Housing Goal Exceeded

Cornerstones secured permanent and affordable housing for 18 families and 28 individuals in just three months, exceeding its Rapid Re-Housing goal. Read More >>


Cornerstones In the News

Reston Connection has Cornerstones' CEO opinion article "Home Values on the Rise" (page 6) which explains that prioritizing housing choices for our neighbors is a community value we can all live with. Read More >>

And, read about the record-breaking support on Oct. 2nd for the 3rd Annual Reston Town Center Help the Homeless Walk hosted by Mayflowers Floral Studio (page 3). Read More >>

"Connecting to End Homelessness" Letter to the Editor (page 8) co-authored by Cornerstones' CEO and member of the Board of Directors, asks, "What could we change together? We can end
homelessness; will we?" 

Because of Your Support
Jerrome Barnes was one of more than 3,000 recipients of a new back pack through Cornerstones' annual Back Pack Drive. He wore his back pack every day for a week before school even started!


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Learn how your support of our annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive will help make a fulfilling holiday possible for 1,000 families this season. Read More >>

Fulfilling a child's personal wish list for the annual Gift for Kids Drive will help our youngest neighbors have a memorable holiday. 

Your support of the annual Winter Coat Closet helps keep our neighbors warm during the cold winter months. Read More >>
Laugh with us on January 25, 2015 when The Capitol Steps return to the Hyatt Regency Reston for another hilarious performance to benefit Cornerstones! Sponsorships available now. Read More >> 


Have a coat to donate for our Winter Coat Closet? Drop off a coat at one of 21  Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in Northern Virginia and receive a smoothie for 99 cents between Nov. 15th and Dec. 31st.



Your time and talents are needed! 

- Book Fair Staff 

- Canned Food Drive Asst.

- Event Staff

- Fall Festival Staff

- Robotics Coaches

To sign-up please email us or click here to learn more.

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11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 210
Reston, VA 20190