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Congratulations to Joe Meyer!

Volunteer Appreciation Reception Recap

A Message from our Executive Director and CEO

Thank You Hitt Contracting

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CongratsCongratulations to Joe Meyer!
Congratulations to our very own Executive Director and CEO, Joe Meyer, for WINNING the  Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce  Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award as an EMERGING INFLUENTIAL LEADER OF THE YEAR. Thank you to  Helios HR  for putting in his nomination and thank you to Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce for recognizing all the great work of individuals, businesses and non-profits for above-and-beyond business leadership and corporate social responsibility in our community. We're so proud to have our own be honored and included. Way to go, Joe!

VolunteerVolunteer Appreciation Reception Recap
Our Volunteer Appreciation Reception was held on June 22nd to recognize and honor the strong supportive volunteer efforts that happen throughout the year at Shelter House. This event is to show how much we truly appreciate all the help and support from each and every volunteer.   We know we can't be successful without the help from our community. We, once again, want to say THANK YOU to everyone for all you do to make a difference in the lives of so many.

Here is a list of our 2016 award recipients:

Creating New Beginnings Award:  GMU Community Engagement for Social Change, Sanctuary Interior Design, Carolyn Ziegler, Women Impact Now, Inc.

Changing Lives Award: Noah Roberts, Carolyn Ebeler, Dr. Constance T. Bails,  Gracing Spaces

Community Champion Award:  Reboot For Youth

Corporate Impact Award:  Accenture

  messageA Message from Shelter House's Executive Director and CEO
Shelter House is moving onward and upward thanks to our tremendous leadership.  Jamie Ergas, formerly Director of Operations, has been promoted and will now be Shelter House's Chief Operating Officer. Jamie's   oversight of the organization's ongoing operations and procedures in areas of service delivery, program development, grant management, quality assurance, tracking and assessing agency-wide statistics, and volunteer programs earned her great recognition for this title.  In addition, Jolie Smith, formerly Director of Development has been promoted and will now be Shelter House's Chief Development Officer. Jolie's countless hours and energy focused on developing strong partnerships has greatly increased the volunteerism within all of our programs. She has created a high visibility for Shelter House that has rallied our community to get involved with our mission.   Her focus has also given us the financial boost that has enabled us to grow and create NEW programs. 

Please join me in congratulating both of these fantastic leaders.  

- Joe Meyer, Executive Director and CEO

  ConcertConcert for a Cause

Acumen Solutions' Concert for a Cause
Sunday, July 17 | 4:00-10:00 p.m.
Town Hall Green in Herndon

Come out for this fun-filled and family friendly concert event! All proceeds will benefit Shelter House along with 11 other local nonprofits! For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
ThanksThank You HITT Contracting!
A big THANK YOU to the bright and wonderful interns from  HITT Contracting Inc.  who participated in an "Interns' Day of Service." This group of 30 spent the day cleaning, painting, spackling, and organizing four full apartments at our Patrick Henry Family Shelter. They also worked to brighten to outside by power washing and cleaning up the yard and playground.  We love this new partnership with HITT and are excited to work together on many projects in the future!

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