August 2015
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IMPACT SNAPSHOT
The Embry Rucker Community Shelter provided shelter to 12 families (13 adults and 25 children) and 25 single adults (including 8 Veterans). (July 2015 data)

Of the families who exited the shelter, 100% moved to permanent housing. Of the single adults who exited the shelter, 50% moved to permanent housing. Outreach services were also provided to 74 individuals. (July 2015 data)

The Community Case Management program provided services to 7 families (totaling 18 individuals) and 3 single adult individuals to keep them out of homelessness and permanently housed. (July 2015 data)

ASAPP (Assistance Services and Pantry Program)  served 1,103 households (2,565) beneficiaries. 563 households received bags of food and toiletry items, with some households also receiving counseling through the Wellness Support program; 435 households received information and referrals and/or life skills classes.  $8,900 were provided to help 23 households (72 beneficiaries) in financial crisis to avoid rental eviction or utility cutoff. (April, May, June 2015 data)

The Foreclosure Prevention program assisted 23 households, of which 12 households (37 beneficiaries) have thus far been able to bring resolution to their case to avoid foreclosure. (May, June, July 2015 data)

Through our multi-lingual Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Southgate Community Center, the largest such clinic in Fairfax County, 12 people were given free consultation with a lawyer. (May 2015 data)

The Community Building Initiative team provided 70 instances of one-on-one support to Reston residents in the Wellness Support and Information and Referral Program, which supports people to achieve their goals through advocacy, support and encouragement. (May and June 2015 data)
A Message From Our CEO
You can make a difference in the lives of children 
Cornerstones aims to combat the barriers to children receiving a great education that will equip them for high school and beyondRead more >> _________________________________________
Life Has Brought Her Full-Circle
Laurel Learning Center teachers like Makenzy creatively meet the specific needs of the children in their care. Once a young student at LLC, Makenzy's life has brought her full-circle back to the place where her educational nurturing began and where she now has chosen to teach. Read more >>
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Young Jake Has Hope for Tomorrow
Find out what helped four-year-old "Jake" (who entered Laurel Learning Center while living with his mom at Cornerstones' Embry Rucker Community Shelter) learn that he can always have hope for a better tomorrow today. Read More >>
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Help the Homeless Season of Walks
NEW! Walk, Create a Team, Raise Funds Online
Cornerstones' new online tool makes it easier than ever for your friends and family to join you for or show their support of the Help the Homeless Season of Walks! Proceeds from the Walks support Cornerstones' Fall Rapid-Rehousing Challenge of moving 15 families and 25 individuals out of the shelter into stable housing with essential supportive services. That goal requires $130,000. Read More >>
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EVENTS

September 28th:
21st Annual Rucker Memorial Golf Tournament
Click here for sponsorship and player registration.
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October 1st:
4th Annual Reston Town Center Walk

October 18th:
12th Annual Community Walk

Click here to register to walk, set up a team or donate.
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Save the Date: Jan. 31st!
WISH LISTS
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Canned Food Drive Assistants
accepting, sorting and organizing large donations of non-perishable food 
Classroom Clean Up 
sprucing up our day care classrooms before the next school year starts
Community Day Event 
leading games, event set-up, assisting children with picking out books and more 
Holiday Registration 
completing enrollment forms with clients for our Thanksgiving Basket and Gifts for Kids Drives

Click here for more details and to sign-up. Questions? contact us at  [email protected]
OUR HEARTFELT THANKS
These generous donors supported Cornerstones' 2015 Back to School Drive! Read more >>