FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Family Assistance Program provides instant relief for clients that are faced with a tragedy and need help immediately. This program helps clients with rent, utilities, medical bills, education and food. This will enable the client to stabilize their situation so that they can cover their own expenses and maintain self-sufficiency. The majority of people without homes in our community are children and working families.
FAITH THRIFT STORE
FAITH’s Thrift Store has been supporting lower income families in the Herndon community for over 14 years. FAITH works hand in hand with local shelters to provide vouchers for their clients to benefit from the store as well.
FAITH Thrift Store Hours
Tuesday: 10:00-4:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00-4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00-4:30 pm
An integral part of the assistance FAITH provides to the community is in the form of food. For eight years, FAITH has run one of the two food pantries located in the town of Herndon, Virginia. The food programs are an important part of the work we do to assist low-income members of the community.
Safe and Peaceful Families Program
This program was developed to promote stable families and help domestic violence victims gain information about the resources available to them. The caseworkers at FAITH are committed to helping abused clients by providing crisis counseling, safety planning, legal representation, court advocacy, translation services and financial assistance.
A benefit show called Fashion with Compassion (FWC) is held every October in honor of domestic violence awareness month. All proceeds of the show go towards helping victims of domestic violence.
This is the heart of FAITH, every clients case comes to the Self-Sufficiency Program. In this program, FAITH social workers create a clear road map towards independence.
There is not one generic path to self-sufficiency and our expert case workers tailor their recommendations based on each individual client.
Self-sufficiency can mean getting a car for a client so that they are able to work, helping them to tap into government resources, providing job training, helping them with a one time medical bill or placing them in a shelter or housing.
FAITH also owns and maintains six transitional housing units.
Shaping Young Minds S.Y.M.
Shaping Young Minds is designed to serve orphan, refugee and needy children in the community . We work to empower these children by providing mentoring, organizing events, workshops, field trips, season appropriate clothing drives, Eid gift drive and financial support. The Program is divided into two groups, the Rising Stars and the Bright Stars to cater activities to the appropriate age group.
Financial and community support is needed and appreciated!