The Lamb Center is a place of action and a community of sharing with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. The women and men that we meet inspire us to action, progress and, often times, solutions. Every one of them has a story worth sharing.
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.
Something To Give
Jalissa looked like a deer in the headlights. I could tell it was her first day at the Lamb Center, and I briefly introduced her to the services available. Jalissa explained that she was newly homeless, having lived in her car for the past three months.
“The environment of love, of being able to walk into the Lamb Center and feel that I wasn’t being judged, that I really felt the love of God here,” Kathryn shares, is what made the difference in empowering her to start her journey of hope and transformation.
When Prince was released from incarceration, he was instantly homeless. At the Lamb Center, he received food, facemasks, and other assistance. “I know God has a lot of plans for me and I know that the Lamb Center is part of God’s plan in my life,” he said.
“The Lamb Center is like a “reset” button for me. The staff, volunteers, and some of the guests, radiate the love and light of Christ to us and we have a choice one we’ve seen it, to radiate it back to others.”
– A Lamb Center Guest
The names and photos have been changed to protect the dignity of those involved.
The Lamb Center and Wesley Housing’s plan to build 54 permanent supportive housing units near Fairfax Circle just took a big step forward.
The Fairfax City Council recently approved a massive project along Route 50 to build a five-story housing facility to support the community’s most vulnerable people.