FACETS clients share their stories recently at a FACETS â€œOpening Doorsâ€ breakfast at Waterford at Fair Oaks. FACETS is a nonprofit that opens doors by helping parents, their children, and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County.
The annual Opening Doors event helps educate the public and local businesses about FACETSâ€™ work to help families and individuals who are struggling in the Fairfax community. Two FACETS clients shared their experiences with homelessness and efforts to overcome it.
With the second largest homeless population in the region, homelessness is a real problem in the Fairfax County-Falls Church community where more than 1,700 people are homeless. A majority of them are working families with children.
Muna Mohammed, a FACETS youth speaker, and NeoSystems Sales Executive Amy Kankiewicz chat during FACETS Opening Door Breakfast on May 10 in Fair Oaks, which brought together business and community leaders to learn about poverty and homelessness in Fairfax County.