Homeless Information and Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing support for our students who are experiencing homelessness. We understand the challenges facing homeless students and have programs in place to make certain that these students have the resources necessary to obtain a successful education. FCPS has a homeless liaison responsible for ensuring that homeless children are identified, enrolled, and receive equitable access to high quality education and support services. Parents should contact the local liaison for assistance or ask any FCPS school to assist in contacting the homeless liaison.

How you can help:

Gift Cards Project: Nearly 1,500 homeless children are enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools. Would you like to help? The Homeless Liaison Office will create gift bags for the students using the assortment of gift cards provided by donors. Purchase as many gift cards as you like, in any amount. (Be sure to mark the value on the back of the card.) All cards should be sent to Homeless Liaison Office, Gatehouse Administration Center, Room 4738, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042. Gift cards from grocery stores, Target, Walmart and Kmart, or other large department stores are suggested.

Download brochure: Community Partnership – How You Can Support FCPS Families Experiencing Homelessness

 

Homeless Video

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Insight Interview:

Kathi Sheffel, Homeless Liaison, discusses resources provided by her office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Information:

Kathi Sheffel, Homeless Liaison
Homeless Liaison Office
571-423-4332
Fax: 571-423-4328

Additional Contacts:

Bridget Lynch, FCPS social worker
Regions 1, 2, and 5 (Chantilly HS & Fairfax HS)                   
571-423-4336

Tami Eppolite, FCPS social worker
Regions 3, 4, and 5 (Westfield HS & Woodson HS)
571-423-4371

Meghan Crowley, FCPS social worker
Spanish speaker
571-423-4356

Elizabeth Feaganes, administrative assistant
571-423-4322

Jane James, administrative assistant
571-423-4359

Webpage Curator

Robin Sheare, Web Development Specialist
571-423-4484
rlsheare@fcps.edu

Last Updated

December 15, 2014