A Life-Saving Program
A Hypothermia Prevention and Response

The winters in Northern Virginia are often brutal with freezing temperatures, snowfall and blustery winds. In an effort to ensure no one in our community has to sleep on the streets-leaving them at risk of dying from hypothermia, FACETS alongside over 30 of our faith community partners operates a Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program between November and March. This program provides individuals suffering from homelessness and poverty a warm welcome, safe place to sleep and a nourishing meal. Additionally, with the goal to move individuals from homelessness to housing, our program participants are not only given a place to shelter from the cold winter days, but they are also provided with a variety of services such as Life Skills, Personal Finance Counseling, Housing Search Assistance, Housing Counseling, Health Supportive Services and Case Management.

Last year services were provided to 242 individuals suffering from homelessness. For the overall impact of this program, click here. Our ability to save lives is only possible because of our community partners-thank you for joining alongside FACETS-together we can end homelessness.   
Golf Fore FACETS!
BWEA Hosts a Golf Tournament to Benefit FACETS

On October 9th, FACETS had the honor of being the charity of choice for the Washington Executives Association (WEA) 2015 Fore Charity Golf Tournament held at Westfield Golf Club in Clifton Virginia. Many came out to show their best Arnold Palmer swing but most importantly to golf for a worthy cause. The tournament raised $18,000 in support of our programs to prevent and end homelessness for our neighbors in need.  

On behalf of the FACETS staff, board and program participants, thank you to WEA and all the golfers who joined us for your support. 

You are cordially invited to join us on Thursday, April 14th for our Opening Doors Benefit Breakfast. This year's event is entitled-Writing the Next Chapter and will highlight our program participants and their ability to secure a brighter future because of the community's support. Guests will join hundreds of individuals committed to creating a stronger community while enjoying a complimentary hot breakfast. 

This year's event will be emceed by NBC4 Northern Virginia Bureau Chief, Julie Carey and feature our program participants who will share their story.  

Thursday, April 14, 2016
 7:00AM - 8:00AM - Networking

Interested in serving as a table host or have questions? Contact Alisha Matlock at 703-352-6342 or AMatlock@FACETSCares.org
Winter Holiday Re-Cap

Thank you to our community supporters for enabling us to bring smiles to our program participants this past holiday season. Below is a re-cap on the holiday season and volunteer service on MLK day.  

Thanksgiving: Thanks to the supporters of our food drive over 300 individuals received a fulfilling Thanksgiving dinner complete with everything from stuffing to turkey. Additionally, 46 meals were prepared and delivered on Thanksgiving to individuals and families living in poverty and homelessness through our Hot Meals program.   

Holiday Gifts and Sibling Shops: Nothing is better than receiving a gift during the holiday season! With all the wonderful gifts donated by individuals, faith communities, and companies over 300 children and youth were able to experience that feeling this past Christmas. Additionally, because of the support from groups like MetaPhase Consulting, Emotion Dance and Fitness studio and Bank of America program participants of our Education and Community Development Program were able to go shopping for the perfect gift for their siblings.

Martin Luther King, Jr Day: In addition to honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his tireless efforts
in the advancement of equal rights , the third Monday of January has become a day of service to those in need of a helping hand. And this year on January 18th with the help of corporate group Accenture, we organized our food pantry and painted the kitchen and restroom at our Barros Circle Community Center. Projects like this not only prepare us for the new year but also give our youth  a fresh new space to complete their homework assignments.  
FACETS Featured Nonprofit
JBraddock Neighborhood News

Earlier this month FACETS was featured on the Braddock Neighborhood News which focuses on issues facing our community and how we can work together to strength our neighborhoods. Our Program Director for Services to Single Adults, Barbara Schultheiss and volunteer Cyndi Jones of Annandale United Methodist Church joined Supervisor John Cook to discuss FACETS' Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program and the real impact it has on saving lives.

In case you missed the segment-click here . Thank you Supervisor Cook for your tremendous support of our work with the larger community.  


FACETS began managing the Next Steps Family Emergency Shelter located in Alexandria this past September.  With the ability to provide shelter to 18 families at any given time, our team can make an even greater impact in the community-moving us closer to a day when no one is homeless. In fact, since September 20 families in our Next Steps Program were moved from homelessness to housing.

In an effort to move families into permanent housing quickly, our staff adheres to a certain
Program participant moved from homelessness to housing
procedure. Within 24 hours of entering FACETS' Next Steps Shelter, a case manager meets face-to-face with the family to determine their barriers and develops a viable housing plan. Additionally, if the participant is unemployed or underemployed and able to work, they are required to meet with FACETS' Employment Specialist within the first week of entering the shelter. Continuing to work collaboratively with the family to ensure economic stability and stable housing, on a weekly basis a minimum of ten housing searches will be conducted. These services coupled with bi-weekly reviews will ensure families have the ability to smoothly transition from homelessness to housing.

We are looking forward to having a greater impact in our community-and invite you to join us. Interested in learning more? Contact us at 703-352-5090 or FACETS@FACETSCares.org for more information. 
Join our Team
FInternship Opportunities
Passion is the difference between having a job and having a career. And what better way to get a jump start on your career than by interning? We invite you to not just do an internship but to make a difference in someone's life-join a dynamic team with a vision of ending the cycle of poverty and homelessness within our community. FACETS has several internship opportunities available that will peak your interest-from serving as a Hot Meals Intern, Volunteer Service Intern, and Communications Intern.
For more details on each position, click here. If you have questions or would like to apply today, contact our Volunteer and Events Manager at DHolman@FACETSCares.org for more information.

Join us and Get to Know FACETS
GOpening the First Door

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, February 9th to Open the First Door. This hour-long info session is geared towards individuals interested in learning more about FACETS' impact in our community. You will hear from our program participants, staff and board.

This month's information session will be held at one of our Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program shelters--giving guests a first-hand look at our work and the individuals we serve. Please take advantage of this opportunity to hear about our mission and vision, meet or staff, asquestions and find out all the ways you can help to end homelessness and poverty in our community. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 
6:30 - 7:30PM

Church of the Holy Comforter 
543 Beulah Road, NE Vienna, VA 22180

Click here to RSVP. Questions? Contact our Community Engagement Coordinator at JDantonio@FACETSCares.org or 703-272-3710. 

FACETS of Fairfax Host Holiday Sibling Shops - Virginia Connection Newspaper - January 7, 2016 

Opening hearts, gifts and shelter doors for the holidays- Fairfax County Times - December 30, 2015

Back to School Shopping in Fairfax
 - Fairfax Connection Newspaper - August 19, 2015