Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter

 

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The Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter opened in August 2007 and is Fairfax County's newest homeless shelter. It can accommodate up to twenty families and is located in Fairfax, Virginia. Shelter House, Inc. is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the shelter in partnership with Fairfax County.
The Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter is the first shelter in Fairfax County to implement the "Housing First/Rapid Rehousing" model. The goal is to assist families experiencing homelessness move into permanent housing as quickly as possible while continuing to provide services to families once they are housed. 
The model is based on the premise that families respond better to services when they are in their own homes, as compared to in shelters. Upon entry, families begin to develop their housing plan with the support of staff. Each family is assigned a move-out date between 30 and 45 days from their entry, and case management and housing location services are provided to help identify permanent housing options. Once the family is housed, community case management services are then specifically tailored to each family's needs to help them maintain stable housing.


Adults' Programs  Children's Programs 
 Case Management, linkage to mainstream benefits  Birthday Parties
 Community Meetings  Children's Resource Room 
 Employment Skills Group  Holiday Parties
 Financial Management Group  Kids Can Program
 Housing Group  On-site Summer Camps
 Housing Location Support   Reading Club
 Job Search Support  School Shopping 
 Medical Services (Fairfax County Health Department)  Tutoring
 Mental Health Support  Weekend Activity Camps

   
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> The Patrick Henry and Katherine Hanley Family Shelters have served 443 people in our facilities in Fiscal Year 2012!