Most people experiencing homelessness in Fairfax are working parents and their children who have fallen on hard times. Family PASS takes the opportunity to support them, working quickly to stabilize their housing crisis and offering long-term, comprehensive support. Case managers provide resources and assistance for basic needs like furniture and household goods and provide financial assistance for rent, transportation, and childcare. Over a period of months (and up to three years), they help each family work toward independence, empowering clients to resolve their own challenges from addressing their mental health needs to reducing debt and achieve their goals for education and job skills training. The results are lasting: since 2006, 97% of Family PASS clients have remained housed and self-sufficient, becoming productive members of the Fairfax community and securing a promising future for their children.

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County

Age Groups Served: All

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Schools They Work In: Fairfax County Public Schools

  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) we serve annually:   Over 50 families
  • Survivors of Domestic Violence:   Over 15 families a year
  • Number of volunteers who work with us annually:   Over 150 Dedicated Volunteers

Awards & Recognition

Leadership Award, Washington Area Women's Foundation
CNN 2009 Community Hero Award
Runner Up Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Nonprofit 2015
Temple Rodef Shalom Social Justice Award 2012


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Budget (FY2023)

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

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