Shelter House Inc. benefit breakfast

Shelter House Inc. Annual Changing Lives Benefit Breakfast

Shelter House Inc.’s Annual Changing Lives Benefit Breakfast was held on Tuesday, March 28 at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia. Businesses, elected officials, and individuals came together to create awareness and visibility around family homelessness and domestic violence in the community.

The sold-out event of over 300 attendees generated much enthusiasm and support. Kathy Albarado, President and CEO of Helios HR, shared her story and spoke to family homelessness and domestic violence. In addition, two of Shelter House’s former clients were kind enough to share their own success stories.

Shelter House was fortunate enough to receive two matching contributions from donors totaling $30,000 – but help is still needed to fulfill its mission. By spreading the word and donating to Shelter House’s cause, a caring and supportive community can continue to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

About Shelter House, Inc.

Shelter House, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization serving homeless families and victims of domestic violence. Our organization was formed in 1981, when several ecumenical groups came together to better serve Fairfax County’s low-income population. In 1985, Shelter House’s Patrick Henry Family Shelter facility was moved to its current location in Falls Church. In 2007, Shelter House was awarded Fairfax County’s contract to operate the Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter in Fairfax. In 2010, Shelter House became the first non-profit to operate Artemis House, Fairfax County’s only 24 hour Domestic Violence Shelter.

Shelter House’s mission is to prevent and end homelessness and domestic violence by engaging the community, building effective relationships, and providing crisis intervention, safe housing, and supportive services.

Shelter House envisions a community free of homelessness and domestic violence.

Interested in getting involved?

Contact Jennifer Dalessio, Director of Development,

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