PROGRAMS & SERVICES
All four emergency shelters utilize a Rapid Rehousing approach, which is the provision of housing location support, rental assistance, and intensive case management services to help those experiencing homelessness return to housing as quickly as possible.
Shelter House provides prevention services to families at risk of homelessness in half the service regions in Fairfax County. The crisis intervention and supportive services provided help families that meet the eligibility criteria to stabilize in housing and avoid homelessness altogether.
Domestic Violence & Supportive Housing
Domestic Violence Prevention Services are designed to help victims of domestic violence who wish to flee but are not able to enter emergency shelter by providing flexible financial assistance and mobile advocacy services to help them obtain
safe, affordable housing without ever becoming homeless. This program serves 60 households annually.
Shelter House’s Domestic Violence Rapid Rehousing Program serves victims of domestic violence exiting emergency shelter by providing housing location support, financial assistance, and case management services geared towards safety and housing stability. This program serves
approximately 70 households annually.
Permanent Supportive & Affordable Housing
RISE & Kate's Place: Shelter House’s permanent supportive housing programs, comprised of 26 units, end family homelessness by providing a stable, supportive environment to homeless families who have experienced chronic homelessness.
Offsite & NOVACO: These programs offer permanent, affordable housing below
fair market rate to a total of 10 formerly homeless families.
Family Preservation and Stregthening Services
In January of 2023, Family PASS became a program of Shelter House. Since 2006, Family PASS has provided critical support services to working families at risk of homelessness in Fairfax County.
As a program of Shelter House, Family PASS will continue to provide families with a path to
economic self-sufficiency through intensive case management and comprehensive support services.