New Hope Housing, an Alexandria-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and shelter for families and single adults in Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Arlington, recently received a $7,500 grant from the Dominion Foundation, the charitable arm of Dominion Resources.
The grant will be used to help the nonprofit operate three group homes that have rooms for 22 chronically homeless adults. According to Pamela Michell, executive director of New Hope Housing, “chronically homeless” describes adults who have been homeless over one year or had four or more episodes of homelessness in the past three years and have a disabling condition.
“New Hope Housing provides services from street outreach to shelter to permanent housing,” she said. “We strive to build trust and develop relationships with residents, working toward the goal of finding appropriate housing solutions that will meet the specific needs of each individual.”
During fiscal year 2016, the multi-service agency provided housing assistance to adults with significant mental or physical disabilities or impairments. “We moved 339 individuals and 32 families from homeless to housing this year,” Michell said. “The generous grant from Dominion will significantly impact our outreach capabilities in the coming year.” For more information, visit newhopehousing.org.