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Connections for Hope

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Connections for Hope is a partnership of non- profits and county services. Working together we provide an array of services to families and individuals in need that promotes self-sufficiency, good health, and education. Clients come into a welcoming, hospitable center that makes accessing these services easier. People are comfortable coming to Connections for Hope for medical care, job skills training, English classes, homework assistance, legal counseling, homelessness prevention and other services because it is in the community. Because of Connections for Hope and the services available, members of our community can begin to envision for themselves and their families a life filled with hope, a world where they have the opportunity to succeed.

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Connections for Hope

  1. 1. Community | Collaboration | Results working together with a shared purpose Herndon, Virginia
  2. 2. Community | Collaboration | Results <ul><li>There are growing needs in our community </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,700 children are identified as homeless by the Fairfax County public schools </li></ul><ul><li>20% of households in Fairfax County fall at or below 200% of the poverty level </li></ul><ul><li>In Fairfax County 8% of children under age 5 live in poverty. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Response to our community needs <ul><li>Connections for Hope was developed in response to the growing needs of our community </li></ul><ul><li>Connections for Hope is a grassroots initiative by the community for the community </li></ul><ul><li>Partners worked together to open Connections for Hope on March 15, 2010 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Community | Collaboration | Results <ul><li>Benefits of the partnership: </li></ul><ul><li>Shared resources </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced overhead costs </li></ul><ul><li>Partners working more efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Conveniently located </li></ul><ul><li>Shared meeting and training space </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming and caring environment </li></ul><ul><li>Partners working together with a shared purpose </li></ul>
  5. 5. Connection for Hope Partners <ul><li>Fairfax - Falls Church Community Services Board Mental health, development, and alcohol or drug abuse support </li></ul><ul><li>Helping Children Worldwide (umbrella organization) Supports Connections for Hope and two programs in Sierra Leone </li></ul><ul><li>Jeannie Schmidt Free Clinic Quality health services to uninsured low-income residents </li></ul><ul><li>Just Neighbors Immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English </li></ul><ul><li>Reston Interfaith Foreclosure and homelessness prevention as well as other services </li></ul><ul><li>Vecinos Unidos/Neighbors United Homework assistance to students in grades 1 st through 6 th </li></ul>
  6. 6. Community | Collaboration | Results <ul><li>Entire communities benefit from having skilled, healthy, and educated citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Access to an integrated array of services that foster self-sufficiency, good health, and education to our community </li></ul><ul><li>Members of our community can begin to envision for themselves and their families a life filled with hope, a world where they have the opportunity to succeed </li></ul>
  7. 7. 13525 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA 20171 helpingchildrenworldwide.org/our-work/connections-for-hope Phone: 703-956-6722 | Email: support@helpingchildrenworldwide.org working together with a shared purpose