Fairfax County is one of the wealthiest in the nation, yet over 60,000 people live below the poverty line: requests for food and rental assistance, and help in paying utilities, are in the thousands. Serving over 2,000 people a year, FACETS aims to rapidly re-house those who have lost their homes, and prevent homelessness for those in the most at-risk circumstances. From providing daily on-call services to preventing hypothermia in the brutal winter months, from reaching out to single adults and families in danger of eviction or foreclosure to providing permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals, FACETS believes that a stable home for the county’s most vulnerable people comes first. A Homeless Healthcare program connects individuals to much-needed health and dental services, while Hot Meals serves over 20,000 free meals a year. With an active volunteer base of over 3,000, FACETS serves those in the greatest need – and mobilizes the community to do the same.

COVID-19 Update: Food distribution from the Daily Hot Meals program doubled almost overnight at the beginning of the pandemic and meets the needs of over 1000 clients; ensuring housing resource availability for clients with speed and urgency has been a top priority. In partnership with Fairfax County, FACETS also operates an Isolation and Quarantine shelter where vulnerable and unhoused people can safely quarantine or isolate while receiving case management support from staff.

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Fairfax; Robinson Square Community Center, Fairfax; Ragan Oaks Community Center, Fairfax; Barros Circle Community Center, Centreville; Wedgewood Community Center, Annandale; Next Steps Shelter, Alexandria

Age Groups Served: All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Other

Population(s) Served: All; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Awards & Recognition

Friends of Housing and Community Development Award - May 2015
Team Excellence Award: Role in Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program Code Compliance Team - Awarded by Fairfax County - November 2014
Project of the Year - Awarded by Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference - September 2014
Youth Group Effort of the Year - Awarded by Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference - September 2014
High-Performing Nonprofit - Awarded by the Taproot Foundation - October 2013
Best Community Life Program: FACETS’ Education and Community Development Program - Awarded by Housing and Urban Development (HAND) - June 2013
Large Nonprofit of the Year - Awarded by Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce - March 2013


Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for FACETS Cares is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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