Falls Church-based Homestretch hosted its annual benefit breakfast earlier this month and raised more than $100,000 for its program and services. Homestretch provides housing to homeless families with children, along with providing services such as case management, job training, job placement, and financial education to parents. Children in the program are provided with tutoring, field trips, holiday gifts, bicycles, and birthday cakes.
Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran, longtime supporters of the organization, spoke on its behalf at the event. Retiring Delegate Jim Scott was honored by Homestretch for his advocacy on behalf of homeless families and affordable housing.
Homestretch also recognized the organization’s founder, Nancy Taxson, and David Legge for his 18 years of board service and financial support.