June 2015
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WISH LISTS
EVENTS

September 28th

River Creek Club Leesburg 

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Save the New
Fall Date to
Golf with Us!

Enjoy a day of golf on a challenging 18-hole championship golf course, while supporting Cornerstones' programs, including the Embry Rucker Community Shelter named in honor of Embry Rucker an avid golfer and community advocate for the homeless.

IMPACT SNAPSHOT

The Embry Rucker Community Shelter provided shelter to 10 families (11 adults and 16 children) and 31 single adults (including 6 Veterans). 7 of the 9 families and 6 of the 11 single adults who exited the shelter moved to permanent housing. (March 2015 data)

 

Community Case Supportive services were provided to 6 families and 8 single adults to keep them housed and out of homelessness. 2 families and 6 adults who were previously homeless were placed into permanent housing. (March 2015 data)

 

ASAPP (Assistance Services and Pantry Program) served 711 households (1,592 beneficiaries). 581 households received bags of food and toiletry items, with some households also receiving counseling through the Wellness Support program; 225 households received information, referrals and life skills classes. (February/March 2015 data)

The Foreclosure Prevention program assisted 19 households, of which 5 households (20 beneficiaries) have thus far been able to bring resolution to their case to avoid foreclosure (March/April 2015 data)

Through our multi-lingual Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Southgate Community Center, the largest such clinic in Fairfax County, 24 people were given free consultation with a lawyer. (March/April 2015 data)

The Community Building Initiative team provided 85 instances of one-on-one support to Reston residents in the Wellness Support and Information and Referral Program, helping people achieve their goals through advocacy, support and encouragement. (March/April 2015 data)
HUMAN NEEDS SURVEY

Fairfax County Government invites you to take this brief online survey to identify human service needs and potential solutions in communities throughout Fairfax County. 

A Message from Our CEO:
Children's Awareness Month
Cornerstones works on behalf of the special needs of our youngest clients through programs that provide resources and care to help our kids excel and feel a sense of normalcy and belonging. Read more>>
The "Robo Squad" team from Cornerstones' Youth Program at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center placed 2nd in the VEX Robotics Regional Competition.
_____________________________________ 2nd Annual Help the Homeless
T-shirt Design Contest for Elementary School Students
Imagine having your child's or student's design printed on hundreds of t-shirts that will be given to supporters of this year's Help the Homeless Program! All students grades K-6 are eligible to enter with the consent of a parent or guardian. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2015. Read more >>
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Healthy Families: 
Advocacy Success Update

The County has chosen to fully fund Healthy Families Fairfax, a

program that prevents child abuse and neglect and promotes positive parenting in vulnerable populations through education and referralsRead More >>

 

Learn how Healthy Families helped Maria establish a healthy, stable environment for her baby. Read More>>

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You Can Help Equip Kids for School
Although summer has just begun, Cornerstones is already preparing to help equip nearly 3,000 children for the upcoming academic year. We invite you and/or your organization to make the 2015 Back-to-School Drive a success. It takes a few simple steps. Read More >>

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Stability Where It Matters Most

Children thrive when they have a stable home, a supportive family, a network of educators and care providers, and a compassionate community. Cornerstones works with the families we serve to provide each child the services he or she needs to reach his or her full potential. Read More 
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AWARD FOR GIRLTALK

Terrance D. Stroman III (second from left), Cornerstones' Program Coordinator and Advocate at West Glade Community Center, along with partners from the Dept. of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) and Dept. of Family Services, were presented with the NCS Partner Recognition Award for their work with the West Glade GirlTalk program. GirlTalk brought 18 women of various ages together to learn from and laugh with each other and come to a place of better understanding. This powerful group met over a six week period and had a lasting impact on all who attended. In the words of one participant, "I don't want it to end!" 
MY CHILD'S FUTURE,
MY CHILD'S SUCCESS 

Cornerstones presented "My Child's Future, My Child's Success" at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, helping parents and kids see the importance of staying in school and going on to college or professional certifications, the importance of parents being involved in their children's education/school, and the protective factors that contribute to reducing dangerous behavior. 
PARENTS RAISING
SAFE KIDS
Parents Raising Safe Kids
A mother and her young son, participants in Cornerstones' Parents Raising Safe Kids class, sing together about needing to change the world to raise safe kids.
Click here for the transcript in English or Spanish.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Child Care: Supervise children while their parents participate in educational workshops and other important activities. Engage with children using resources and materials provided by Cornerstones. Volunteers commit to participating "on call" for varying programs. Who: Individuals or Groups; Adults and youth at least 14 years old When: Tuesdays starting April 28th through September 22nd from 5:30-8:30 pm.


To sign-up please contact us at: [email protected]
Click here  to learn about more volunteer opportunities.
OUR HEARTFELT THANKS
 

A round of applause for those who helped make Best of Reston a success!

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

PRAISE FROM PARENTS 

"Laurel Learning Center (LLC) makes me and my kids feel like family. It is a very rich and caring environment. Thank you to all LLC staff!"

-- LLC Parent, 2015

I love LLC! We are so grateful for the center and the staff.

-- LLC Parent, 2015