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Fauquier Family Shelter Services Warrenton

Po Box 3599
Warrenton, VA 20188
(540) 351-0130




Class of Housing: Emergency shelter and Transitional housing.

General Information:

Emergency Shelter
The Emergency Shelter is the only emergency shelter in Fauquier County. The facility is a 7,100 square foot building that includes a fully-equipped modern kitchen and dining area, washer and dryer facilities, library and reading room, a group meeting area, office space for staff, family bedrooms, adult male bedrooms and adult female bedrooms. Our 52-bed configuration can accommodate up to eleven families and eight single adults at any one time. The ground level is 100% accessible to persons with physical disabilities.
A trained staff oversees shelter operations on a 24 hour, 7 day per week schedule. An on-site case manager helps to formulate and facilitate clients' plans for stable housing after their shelter tenure. In-house comprehensive support programs include budget management, various employment-related programs, life-skills classes, nutritional classes, job search services, parenting classes and children's programs. These programs are augmented by other community programs through collaborations established by the Shelter staff with our partners. Referral services to local, state and federal resources are provided to all residents as appropriate.

Vint Hill Transitional Housing
Our transitional housing program is an intensive, one year program assisting families in the transition from being homeless to acquiring the skills necessary to maintain stable and independent living.
The community provides a structured, safe environment for the nurturing of families, the growth and well-being of children, and a fostering community.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the requirements listed below:
    Verifiable homeless condition
    Work a minimum of 35 hours per week
    Have children living with you under the age of 18
    Own a car that is registered and insured in your name
    If applying as a couple, must be married
All participants are held accountable for:
    maintaining full-time employment
    learning budgeting skills, including paying off debt and responsibly managing credit
    attending program classes
    attending to the well-being of their children
Residents pay 30% of their gross income per month. The program provides the utilities.


Website: http://www.fauquierfamilyshelter.org

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Helpful Definitions For Fauquier Family Shelter Services Warrenton:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.



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