• VBA LUNCH MEETING - Patricia Kearns, Family Pass -Homelessness in Fairfax County

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    Name: VBA LUNCH MEETING - Patricia Kearns, Family Pass -Homelessness in Fairfax County
    Date: June 14, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
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    Event Description:
    June VBA Lunch
    Friday, June 14, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    American Legion
    330 Center Street

    Homelessness in Fairfax County

    Featuring:
    Patricia Kearns, Executive Director of Family Pass

     
    Hey, Honey, Who is that Kid Sleeping on Our Couch?
     
    Good question. He is a friend of your son’s. He is the captain of the basketball team. He is also very likely homeless.  There are over 3,000 students in Fairfax County Schools who have no home, who bounce from couch to couch, whose families have been evicted  and are living in county shelters or have split up to live with relatives until they get back on their feet. 

    The facts of homelessness are these: 
     
    The majority of homeless have jobs
    The majority of homeless are in families
    The majority of homeless are children
    Homelessness went down in DC and Maryland in 2019 
    Homelessness went up in Fairfax County
    There are over 20,000 households in Fairfax County at high risk of losing their homes
     
    Family PASS, founded here in Vienna in 2006, works with these families, intervening to prevent homelessness when possible or find housing for families in shelters. Since 2006, Family PASS has helped hundreds of families get back on their feet.   Pat Kearns, Family PASS executive director, will talk about how Family PASS works to help families earn a living wage. 
     
    To hear some of Family PASS clients’ success stories, click here.
     
    Family PASS, which helped over 70 families in 2018 avoid homelessness, has been able to continue to help families thanks to tremendous support from the local community.  To learn how you can help click on Family PASS’s Sock it to Me or Business Cares information. 

    Sponsorship Tables:
     Family Pass
          
    Catering Provided by: American Legion

    Questions?  info@ViennaBusiness.org  


     
    Location:
    Vienna American Legion
    330 North Center Street
    Contact Information:
    Fees/Admission:
    Members: $15
    Non- Members: $20
    Late/No Registrations and Walk-ins $25
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