Shelter House Named as a Finalist at the
2017 Greater Washington Innovation Awards
Shelter House was proud to be selected as a finalist for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce's 3rd annual Greater Washington Innovation Awards. Nominated for Public Service Innovator of the Year, Shelter House was among some of the most forward-thinking companies who demonstrate leadership, innovation and creativity in the Greater Washington metro area.
Shelter House was awarded as a finalist for creating the first Rapid Rehousing program for victims of domestic violence in our community. Rapid Rehousing is a "best practice" in addressing homelessness by helping individuals and families quickly move into permanent housing and providing the financial assistance and supportive services necessary for the household to stabilize. This approach has developed a new path that had not previously existed to help those made homeless due to domestic violence return to housing.
As result of launching these programs, Shelter House has changed the way that domestic violence is addressed in our community - creating an opportunity for victims and their children to quickly obtain safe and permanent housing and consequently increase the availability of shelter beds of those fleeing life-threatening danger.
We are honored to have been recognized for the work that we do within the community!