Family PASS helps families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Fairfax County. We provide rent subsidies and connect families with support services needed to become self-sufficient. Our work is part of Fairfax County’s 10-year plan to prevent and end homelessness.
The Bennetts lived from motel to motel after being wrongfully evicted from their home. Nonetheless, Mrs. Bennett managed to work full-time as a home health aide. Mr. Bennett had no license, no job, and no working car but was a committed stay-at-home dad for their six children. The children’s moves from school to school were affecting their education. The Fairfax County Public Schools Homeless Liaison contacted Family PASS for help.
After becoming stably housed with the help of Family PASS, the Bennetts made incredible strides. Mr. Bennett has his own working vehicle, a driver’s license, a commercial driver’s license (CDL), and a full-time job at a reputable moving company. Mrs. Bennett works part-time as a home health aide while working on her Personal Care Assistant certification and her GED. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett received much-needed dental treatment through a pilot dental program at Northern Virginia Family Services. They will soon have full medical coverage with Kaiser Permanente’s Bridge Program. All this progress was made in less than a year. The children have been in the same school for a year and are flourishing.