GSH Residents Need YOUR Support

by | Mar 25, 2020 | BLOG | 0 comments

Now, more than ever, Good Shepherd Housing (GSH) is relying on YOUR support to help us provide the most basic of services to our residents.

Many of our clients work hourly jobs or hold other positions that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Our residents and their families are feeling the very real impact of the situation, especially as rent and utilities come due next month.

While we are waiving late fees for rent at this time, we are doing our very best to avoid having our resident families fall behind in their rent payments. Once behind on rent, these families will spiral into a worsening financial situation. They could end up losing housing.  

We are keenly aware of the fact that some of our residents who hold positions (at hospitals or grocery stores, for example) are still expected to report for work. Many are parents to younger children and will have to secure childcare services with the closure of Fairfax County schools.

Our case managers and staff remain in close communication with our residents. They are assessing their immediate needs.  As the pandemic lengthens, we anticipate a growing need for assistance.

Please consider making a donation towards our Emergency Services and Faithful Landlord programs to assist GSH families in need with rent/utilities, groceries or gift cards. Even the smallest contribution can make a significant difference in the lives of those who are struggling through these uncertain times. 

Gift card and check donations may be mailed to our post office box at:

Good Shepherd Housing
PO Box 15096
Alexandria, VA 22309

Online contributions can be made HERE, or by clicking the ‘Donate’ button at the top of this page.

For donations of any physical items, please contact our Development Associate, Tamsin, at tvanhoozer@goodhousing.org to arrange for pickup or drop off.

Is your business hiring? Let us know – our team is compiling a list of local businesses and organizations with employment opportunities for those who need to supplement their income right now. We’ll be publishing the information on our web page and on our social media pages. Contact our Development Team at development@goodhousing.org to be added to the list.

We appreciate every one of our supporters who have already made a contribution – your continued support of GSH serves as a lifeline to our neediest of residents

Please take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

With warmest regards,

Sincerely,

David Levine
President/CEO
Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services

Shop Online for a Cause

Join GSH at Fair Trade Winds at Mosaic District for an in-store shopping event on April 25, 2020. 10% of proceeds will go to benefit GSH, as we continue to reduce homeless and enable self-sufficiency in our community!

Unable to make the in-store event? Now, through April 25th, your online order will count too! Simply type ‘Good Shepherd Housing’ into the order notes at checkout and your sale will be included in the 10% giveback!

Saturday, April 25
Fair Trade Winds – Mosaic District
2920 District Avenue Suite 160, Fairfax, VA

 Fair Trade Winds provides something a typical shopping experience doesn’t – unique gifts with purpose. Shoppers can feel confident that a significant percentage of their purchase goes directly to the artisans and farmers who created it, all over the world.