Hope for Tomorrow Today
February 2015

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Data for January 2015

The Embry Rucker Community Shelter 

provided shelter to 15 families (16 adults and 30 children) and 42 single adults. Of the 5 families who exited the shelter, 100% moved to permanent housing. Of the 20 single adults who exited the shelter, 50% moved to permanent housing. 


Our Hypothermia Prevention program provided services to 158 individuals.


Community Case Management services were provided to 11 families (11 adults with 24 children) and 7 single adults) to keep them housed and out of homelessness.  


ASAPP (Assistance Services and Pantry Program) served 2,099 households (7,058 beneficiaries). 624 households received bags of food and toiletry items, with some households also receiving counseling through the Wellness Support program; 1,733 households received information and referrals, life skills classes, and/or participated in the Thanksgiving Food Basket or Gift for Kids distribution. $1,724 was provided to help 4 households (10 beneficiaries) in financial crisis to avoid rental eviction or utility cutof(data for Nov. & Dec. 2014).

ASAPP also wrapped up the SNAP (food stamps) program at the Reston Farmers Market with a season total of 73 households served 220 times. The $10 Match incentive for SNAP beneficiaries generated approximately $4,500 in sales for Market vendors.
(data for Nov. 2014)

Connections for Hope Partnership (C4HP) provided 2,223 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 18 households, of which 5 households (10 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, 12 people were given free consultation with a lawyer with interpreters in Spanish and Arabic.

Community Service at Its Best  

These honorees will be recognized at the 24th Annual Best of Reston Awards Gala on Thursday, April 30th, for making distinctive differences in the lives of others. Read More >>
Team from Cornerstones' Youth Program Advances to VEX Robotics State Competition
The "Robo Squad" Boys Team from Cornerstones' Youth Program at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center (HNRC) placed 2nd in the
Regional VEX Robotics Competition to advance to the State Competition. HNRC's "Pearls" Girls Team competed strongly and completed in the top half of the field. Read More>>
Cornerstones 1 of 10 Nonprofits to Receive United Way Community Impact Grant
Funding targeting local education, financial stability and critical health needs was provided to agencies who do "incredible work without much fanfare" and are considered " the most effective." Read More >>


Advocacy Update

Cornerstones supports policies and programs that increase and preserve housing that is affordable for families and our workforce and policies that improve the health and well-being of our community today. Read More >>
Mason Graduate Students Build Database to Measure Impact 
The database will help Cornerstones more easily collect data and measure the impact of programs on the people we serve. Read More >>


Our Heartfelt Thanks

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

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April 30th
Hyatt Regency Reston.
Don't miss this signature annual business and social event that raises funds and showcases community involvement and corporate philanthropy and engagement at its best. 

The Capitol Steps Benefit Performance held on January 25th raised $134,000 to provide shelter and housing that is affordable in our community. Read More >>

Food Recovery Volunteers

Are you able to pick up food donations from a local elementary school or restaurant once a week for our Food Pantry and Shelter? Volunteers commit to a once a week pick up for 6 months, each pick up takes about 1 hour. Individuals  or groups of adults and teens over 18 years old. Times vary. 

Community Technology Program (CTP) Assistants 

Tutors are needed to assist youth K-12 with basic math, science, and language arts homework assignments at our CTP after school youth development program. Adults and youth at least 16 years old. Mon. - Fri.,

4 - 6 pm. 

Front Desk Volunteers  

Front Desk volunteers are needed to assist our clients, staff and donors at Embry Rucker Community Shelter. Evenings and weekends. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

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