ISS Attends Shelter House Annual Benefit Luncheon

In 1981, Shelter House emerged as a dynamic response to Fairfax County’s burgeoning homelessness crisis. They are a collective of compassionate volunteers from diverse groups banded together, driven by a shared commitment to aid their homeless neighbors. Their grassroots efforts commenced with hands-on emergency assistance, where essentials like blankets, food, and warm clothing were delivered from the trunks of volunteers cars, igniting a spark of hope amidst adversity.

ISS is proud to be an active supporter of Shelter House, participating annually in their Changing Lives Benefit Luncheon, an occasion dedicated to creating change and fostering lasting impact. This fundraising event draws support from companies, elected officials, and compassionate individuals, converging in Northern Virginia with a shared mission: to rally support and secure essential funds for our neighbors facing homelessness and domestic violence. 

Shelter House is a beacon of hope for Fairfax County families at risk of homelessness. Through a range of prevention services, they empower families to stabilize their living situations and avoid the devastating spiral into homelessness altogether. Their domestic violence prevention services offer a lifeline to victims seeking safety, while programs like RISE & Kate’s Place provide a stable, supportive environment for families experiencing chronic homelessness. With initiatives like Family PASS now under their umbrella, Shelter House is poised to continue its mission of guiding families toward economic self-sufficiency through comprehensive support and unwavering dedication.

For more information on Shelter House’s mission and impact, explore their website or find them on social media: Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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