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Celebrating 30 Years of Empowering Homeless Families to Succeed

The mission of Homestretch is to empower homeless parents with children to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency by giving them the skills, knowledge and hope they need to become productive participants in the community. Since 1990 Homestretch has helped over 2,000 families achieve permanent housing and self-sufficiency. 

March 25, 2020

In addition to financial support for Homestretch families, we are in need of grocery store gift cards for ALDI, Giant and Safeway. Diapers (sizes 4, 5, and 6) and toilet tissue. If you can help with any of these items, please contact Nan Monday at nmonday@homestretchva.org. Items can be ordered on Amazon and shipped to Homestretch. Visit our Amazon Wish List to make purchases.
Thank you for your support of Homestretch families.

March 16, 2020

Homestretch is adopting a modified schedule to permit telecommuting of staff, and reduced group activity, to reflect the precautions recommended by the CDC and local authorities. The office is considered closed, except for a few select activities. Meanwhile, we aim to continue providing all necessary services to the families in our care, who, being the most vulnerable and on the teetering edge of the safety net, are also likely to be the most affected by the health crisis.

While our offices are closed, our work must persevere. Families in Homestretch, all of whom came to us homeless and in crisis, are the first to lose their jobs in a downturn, and will face many other difficulties, including caring for young children home from school while also trying to get to work. Homestretch needs your support now more than ever as we assist these families in their quest to stabilize and rebuild their lives.

At this critical time, the greatest help you can provide are financial gifts, or gift cards to stores like Target or Safeway.

To quote Lincoln, “to ease another’s heartache is to ease one’s own.”

Christopher Fay-Executive Director