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PRESS RELEASE: VOAC Will Provide Homeless Intake in Loudoun County

Volunteers of America Chesapeake selected to provide intake services to Loudoun County homeless

Loudoun Co., VA, (March 31, 2017) – Those struggling with homelessness or housing instability in Loudoun County will soon have a new point of contact for help. Volunteers of America Chesapeake has been awarded a contract to operate the county’s Coordinated Entry System.

As part of the county’s Continuum of Care, VOAC will provide intake services for those county residents experiencing homeless or housing instability. VOAC staff assess individuals’ needs and connect them to services available to them through other non-profit service providers. VOAC will be responsible for answering calls from the community, including crisis calls, and collaborating with other resource providers in the area to arrange for services.

VOAC was awarded the contact as a result of its experience and knowledge and approach to housing programs. The organization already operates a permanent supportive housing facility in the county as well as emergency shelters.

“Being able to be in contact with these individuals right from the start will be an immense help to both the people we’re trying to help and to us,” said Russ Snyder, VOAC president and CEO. “We’re excited to put our expertise in homeless intake services to use for Loudoun County’s Coordinated Entry System.”

About Volunteers of America Chesapeake: Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc. is a faith-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire self-reliance, dignity and hope through health and human services in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1896 in Baltimore, MD, Volunteers of America Chesapeake was one of the first branches of Volunteers of America – one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive human services organizations. Through a dedicated and committed team of management, staff and volunteers and guided by our Core Values: Caring, Respect, Faith, Quality and Trust Volunteers of America Chesapeake helps more than 10,000 people each year at our 31 programs serving: the homeless, mentally ill, individuals with intellectual disabilities, the aging, those in need of affordable housing, those recovering from substance abuse and community corrections. For more information about Volunteers of America Chesapeake, visit: http://www.voachesapeake.org.

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