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We couldn't wait to share this --
At the end of September, three Family PASS clients exited our program. All three were able to enhance their education and skills, thanks to assistance from Family PASS, county and community resources, and have now gone from homelessness or near homelessness to success and self-sufficiency. These are clients who relied on our food pantry, the Closet, Friends in Deed, SHARE computers and desks, tutorin g and Vehicles for Change while they struggled to regain their lives.

Two of the clients have been hired at jobs paying $65,000 a year plus full benefits. The third client is receiving over $70,000 annually. Although there is no time limit to our programs, case managers try to attain client success within three-years. Now, our senior case manager reports, more of our clients are voluntarily exiting the Family PASS program before that three-year period is reached.

Everyone in the community should take pride in these achievements because the little things each of our supporters does, whether it's donating backpacks, or driving a client to an interview, add up to success.

Thank you!
News and Events
October 24 - November 4th - Winter Clothing Drive

We've had a great response for children's clothing from the Moms of Oakton so now we are only accepting winter clothing items for adult women, all sizes, as well as blankets, boots, hats, scarves, and gloves. Please note: We are only taking winter seasonal items.

Drop-off hours: Mon-Friday, 10-4 PM
                     October 24-November 4 ONLY
Location: Family PASS offices 2740 Chain Bridge Road
             corner of Oak Valley Drive.

Items we will gladly accept: adults-mostly women's not men's (although we do have 2 tall teenage boys) boots (rain and snow) winter scarves sweaters, blankets sheets & pillow cases - Queen and Twin sizes only, towels.

November 13 - Family PASS Closet at St. Mark Catholic Church

The closet will be open to Family PASS clients and Shelter House clients from 2-4 PM

Upcoming Challenge Grant Events - You're Invited...
We have great neighbors and we're so lucky to be here in Vienna. Lots of great events have been scheduled in November to help with our Family PASS challenge grant.

Vienna Women's Club/Talbot's Event

As promised, below are the details for the Save the Date for the Vienna Women's Club/Talbot's Post Election Shopping Therapy to benefit Family Pass. All funds raised will be part of the Matching Grant fundraising drive!

The Vienna Woman's Club is sponsoring a fundraiser for FamilyPASS
Tyson's Corner Shopping Center
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 5-8 PM
Talbots will contribute 10% of all evening sales to Family PASS.  This includes designated pre-sales and gift cards purchased and rung through the event.
RSVP by:   November 12, 2016 to
Come shop with us and enjoy a festive evening with light refreshments, prize drawings, and the season's latest fashions.  Be sure to bring your friends and your holiday shopping list.
Together we can help FamilyPass support homeless families in Fairfax County. 

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Car and Bike Show November 19th

Come out to the November 19th Thanksgiving Car and Bike show and help Family PASS reach its challenge goal. Tickets are $20 - or $15 if you bring 5 non-perishable canned goods as a donation.


Challenge Grant 

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Our Volunteers were busy in Oktober!

Vienna Oktoberfest Beer Tent a Great Success!

Family PASS volunteers poured out in great numbers - literally - to help quench a very
  Volunteers left:
  Christy Grossman, Rick Hurwitt
  and Mike Waddell
thirsty community at the Vienna Business Association's Oktoberfest Beer tent. The morning was, expectedly, slow but once the afternoon crowd arrived, our volunteers were filling 8 pitchers on average every 4 minutes to keep up with demand from 2-7 PM! The results were worth it - we raised just under $1400 in tips from the grateful customers.
Many thanks to: Patti Cooksey for organizing the volunteers, and volunteers Cliff Cooksey,
Christy & Bill Grossman, Randy Brouckman, Evan Shalton, Stacey Shalton, Shanetta Hagler, Amanda & Rick Hurwitt, Linda Karanakis, Kathe King, Kim & Sandy Gollogoly, Tony & Julia Michels, Lori & Joe Wood, David & Elisse Brunori, Pam Krulitz, Tim Myers, Ellen Kraus, Connie Maniscalcol, Natalie & Pat O'Laughlin, Kyle & Kelly Thomas, Joanne Johnson, Tracey Moran, Chris Mihm, Jane Picard, Ginny Schuette, Stacey Thornburg, Sou Han, Ben Choi, Paul & Lindsey Iacovino, Julie & Ray McGraw, Betsy & Ken Rock, Kerry & Roger Jetton, Sharon & Bernie Kellett, Maria& Tom Barbi, John Hanton, Suezette & Allan Steinhardt, Melissa Rosen, Patty & Duncan Sparrell, and Sou Han & Ben Choi.

They're still smiling-before the afternoon rush! From left:
Suezette Steinhardt, Shanetta Hagler, Melissa Rosen and Pam Krulitz.  
First Annual Family PASS Golf Tournament Raises
Over $20,000 for the Challenge Grant!

44 Golfers turned out on a beautiful Thursday at Westfield's Golf Club in Clifton for the first annual FP Golf Tournament. The tournament, organized by FP Vice President Mike Waddell and his posse of Integrity One Partners Golf Committee volunteers, raised just over $20,000 to put us near the three-quarter mark for the first year of our Challenge Grant.   
    And they're off!

The Silent Auction items were amazing, with a mansion in Costa Rica, a six-bedroom beach house in the Outer Banks, and a beautiful western-style home in the Grand Tetons topping an impressive list of donated items.
                                                                            The St. Mark's team
Jumpin' Joe Colletta of  
The Meltzer Group and
Dave Adler of Dave's Morning Show

Many thanks again to out volunteers: Maria & Tom Barba, Jane Picardi, Sandy Fazackerley, Barbara Michels, Priscilla Bezdek, Jodi Bentley, Joanne Johnson, Melissa Rosen, and Patti Cooksey, our volunteer coordinator along with Integrity One Partners' Janice Spillan and event planner Melissa Larson.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Club Sponsor 

Eagle Sponsor  

Individual Hole Sponsors  

Golf Car Sponsor  
Putting Contest Sponsor 

Closest to the Pin Contest Sponsor 
Longest Drive Contest Sponsor 

Happenings in the Office

George Mason University Intern at Family PASS  
This summer, we welcomed Kathryn Hall, a first year student in the Masters in Social Work program at George Mason University. Kathryn graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Government. She interns at Family PASS under the supervision of Senior Case Manager Sou Han and works alongside case manager Jessica Sweeney. Kathryn is in the office Tuesdays and Thursday and will be a part of the Family PASS team through her spring semester.
Katheryn Hall

Volunteer Kathe King Joins Family PASS as Housing Locator Consultant

Kathe King, a realtor with Weichert Realtors, has signed on as a housing locator  consultant with Family PASS, relieving the time-consuming role of housing location from Family PASS case managers. The primary role of case managers is to help clients by guiding them to the services needed to achieve self-sufficiency. Housing location is a critical first step in stabilizing a family.

Kathe has served in a volunteer capacity at Family PASS for many years, as an occasional housing locator, a volunteer at the holiday client party, the summer picnic and as a volunteer for specific client needs. Now that role as housing locator has been formalized and we are thrilled Kathe has agreed to serve in that capacity.                                                                                    Kathe King

Welcome aboard Kathryn and Kathe!
Remember, Family PASS's Friends in Deed volunteer group is looking for people who would like to help out with our clients' occasional special needs. If you are interested in learning more, our FAQ is located here.  To sign up, send an email to  
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The work of Family PASS is supported in part with a grant from The Consolidated Community Funding Pool of Fairfax.