Remembering John Mason
We are celebrating and remembering the life of John Mason, former mayor and a good friend of the Lamb Center, who passed away on February 7th, 2024. John was a generous, tenacious supporter of the Lamb Center, and we send our deepest condolences and prayers to Jeanette and the Mason family.
What We Do
The Lamb Center is a daytime drop-in shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness in Fairfax, Virginia. We provide a variety of services without cost to our guests, including breakfast, lunch, showers, laundry service, Bible studies, case management, AA meetings, a nurse practitioner clinic, a dental clinic, and much more. We partner with local groups and organizations that have a passion for serving those experiencing homelessness.
Bravely Breaking Free
“Jill” was alienated from her kids, living in the woods with a violent boyfriend and self-medicating with drugs and alcohol when we first met her over a decade ago. She cycled in and out of detox and domestic violence shelters for years, never able to break free.
“The environment of love, of being able to walk into the Lamb Center and feel that I…
When Prince was released from incarceration, he was instantly homeless. At the Lamb Center, he received food,…
“Fighting cancer, being homeless, is extremely hard. And I have no family,” Joseph said. “All I want…
“I became homeless through eviction,” Elizabeth shared. She was homeless for two years, but turned to the…
Rain From the Other Side
Sam was homeless for 3 years often working overnight for a dry-cleaning company, catching naps wherever and whenever possible. One day he showed up with a key…
An Identity, Not Just An ID Card
He was a young man with the heart and mind of a kid but the trauma of an adult…
A Light Unto My Path
Six months ago near closing time, Marie and James came into my office. They were struggling with drug addictions…
George was an extremely talented carpenter and a drug addict who hit rock bottom. See what happened next…
A New Place and a Transformed Life
Brian was angry, hardened, and difficult. He came to us months ago with several life-destroying burdens – recovering from decades of addiction, four years of incarceration, and a recent physical disability…
It’s All Your Fault!
Although Steve has struggled to overcome grief and self-condemnation, he is living proof of God’s promise that “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness…”
The Hallway in Between
James’ time in the hallway of homelessness, between incarceration and graduation, was long and difficult. But hear how he overcame it…
In His Weakness God Was Strong
Joe was an alcoholic who is taking care of business and beginning to restore his life…
For I Know the Plans I Have For You
Jane used to be a Lamb Center guest, but now she is back on her feet, self-supported and a proud Lamb Center donor…
Despite going through treatment programs, Sam had trouble staying sober and keeping a job… until he received help.
Hope in the Midst of Pain
William had all of the warning signs but took the path of trouble… but now there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Ten Blocks Home
Vickie used to be unemployed, spiritually lost and without a place to live… until she found the Lamb Center.
Landing the Job
Johnny was unemployed and lost everything but he didn’t give up. When TLC helped him get a job, his future became bright.