Hope for Tomorrow Today
December 2014
Data for November 2014

The Embry Rucker Community Shelter

provided services to 200 individuals, including 16 families with 40 children. Of the families who exited the shelter, 100% moved to transitional housing. Of the singles who exited the shelter, 77% moved to permanent and transitional housing. 


Our Hypothermia Prevention program provided services to 65 individuals.


Community Case Management provided services to 48 individuals, including 12 families with 25 children to keep them stably housed with diversion, prevention and rapid rehousing services.


The Affordable Housing program provided case management services to 167 individuals, including 40 families with 101 children to keep them permanently housed.  


ASAPP served 444 households (1,108 beneficiaries). 342 households received bags of food and toiletry items, with some households also receiving counseling through the Wellness Support program; 240 households received information and referrals and/or participated in life skills classes. $880 was provided to help 2 households (7 beneficiaries) in financial crisis to avoid rental eviction or utility cutoff. (Oct. 2014)


Connections for Hope Partnership (C4HP) provided 2,581 services such as social services, education, health and well-being, arts and culture, housing, financial literacy, job development and food security.

The Foreclosure Prevention program assisted 9 households, of which 5 households (17 beneficiaries) have thus far been able to bring resolution to their case to avoid foreclosure.


Through our Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Southgate Community Center, 17 people were given free consultation with a lawyer, including 15 with a Spanish-language interpreter.

Your Year-End Gift Helps Families Rebuild Their Lives

Your support of Cornerstones' Year-End Appeal helps mothers like Ana who arrived at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter with her son to escape an abusive relationship. Unable to provide for her son and having no other place to go was a situation Ana never expected to face.

Just Announced! A Cornerstones donor has made a matching gift opportunity of $5,000 which will cover the cost of moving one family out of the shelter. Your contribution to our Rapid Re-Housing Matching Gift Challenge will help us move a second family! Read More >>

Give the Gift of Laughter this Holiday

When you give the gift of laughter this holiday season -- the 32nd Annual Capitol Steps Benefit Performance -- you'll help raise much needed funds to end homelessness in our community.


You Make an Impact

14,478 individuals including 4,082 households and 5,779 children in northwestern Fairfax County were served by Cornerstones (FY14) to improve community members' health, connectedness, and self-sufficiency. Read More>> 


Learn about Cornerstones' 2014 Milestones and read an inspiring story of how a family moved from a H.O.U.S.E. to a home. Read More>>


Advocacy Update

As budgeting seasons approach at both the state and local levels, Cornerstones will be working with our partners in Fairfax County and across the state to identify the priority issues that are most important for the individuals and families we serve. Read More >>
A Holiday with Wishes Fulfilled
Because of your support, 1,400 children, teens and seniors, including  this grateful little girl, will have their wishes fulfilled this holiday season.

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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 through Dec. 31st. 

Embry Rucker Community Shelter needs weekend afternoon and evening front desk volunteers starting in January. Please contact us at 571-323-9568 or [email protected]
Cornerstones' Laurel Learning Center provided support for two young brothers after the death of their mother. Their grandfather wrote to express his appreciation. Cornerstones shares his appreciation with you, our supporters, who make our services possible. Read More>>

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

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