StreetLight is dedicated to promoting change and restoration in the lives of people who are experiencing overwhelming brokenness and poverty. We accomplish this through a variety of inter-related programs and services that assist our clients in achieving individual success and physical and emotional well-being.
StreetLight hosts a complimentary weekly outreach dinner to the homeless. Every week we serve approximately 125 individuals and families. Many of the people we serve rarely get a wholesome meal. In lieu of the harsh conditions in which they live, we try to offer an environment that will lift their spirits each week. The dinner not only provides nourishment for their bodies, but food for their soul. People who typically feel isolated and alone gain a sense of community and fellowship.
Social workers from Prince William County “Path” program attend the dinner in an effort to connect clientele with community services. Also, StreetLight Case Managers and trained volunteer mentors seek to build relationship with our participants, providing assistance with practical needs, counsel, and hope.
Community Outreach to Unsheltered Homeless
Areas of outreach to the unsheltered homeless include our weekly outreach dinner to the homeless, regular campsite visits and bi-monthly propane distribution during the winter months. We also provide crisis items such as tent , sleeping bags, tarps and other crisis needs for the unsheltered homeless.
Dedicated to a quality service, StreetLight caries over 40 food items on a regular basis. Our goal is to provide one week’s worth of groceries to every family who visits. Just as importantly, we offer spiritual and emotional support. Our volunteers are committed to taking the time to listen, to pray and to offer counsel.
Pantry Hours of Operation:
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
StreetLight assists with emergency needs such as utility cut-offs, rent evictions, rental deposits, and overnight hotel rooms.
Housing is a basic need that plays an important role in an individual’s well being, health, safety, and quality of life. StreetLight currently provides Permanent Supportive Housing for 25 individuals who are either disabled, medically fragile or considered “chronically homeless.” Implementing the “Housing First” approach, StreetLight provides scattered site group housing of the same sex. Each individual receives his/her own bedroom and shares common living areas such as the kitchen, and living room. All houses provide a safe and nurturing environment which promote optimum lifestyles and individual success.
Supportive services for residential clients include:
- Case Management
- Life Skills Support
- Job Readiness Program
- Assistance with application for mainstream services such as disability benefits & food stamps
- Referral and placement coordination to Recovery Programs
- Transportation to job interviews/doctor visits
StreetLight leases two three-bedroom apartments which are reserved for permanent supported housing for medically fragile homeless adults suffering from chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. In addition to case management services, clients receive in-home nursing care. A licensed nurse visits clients in the comfort of their own home to provide the following services:
- physical health assessments and follow-up visits,
- wound care,
- medication management instruction
- health literacy instruction
- assistance and coordination with doctor’s visits for each client,