Safe Places Receives $188,375 Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool Grant

The Safe Places program relies on funding from numerous sources to continue to be able to offer subsidized transitional housing and support services to dozens of Fairfax County mothers and their children fleeing domestic violence.

Among those sources is the Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool (CCFP) which funds projects that provide for human services, affordable housing development administration and construction, and acquisition and/or rehabilitation of affordable housing in the county.

Safe Places Director of Supportive Housing Amanda Moyer is pleased to announce that the CCFP has awarded Safe Places a total of $188,375 for Fiscal Year 2017 and FY 2018 to be used for program support.

“We are proud to once again be selected to receive CCFP funding,” said Moyer. “The funding will allow us to continue to enable victims of domestic violence a safe home, free of abuse, and not have to make the awful choice between becoming homeless or living with abuse.

The CCFP is funded through the county General Fund, the Community Services Block Grant and the Community Development block grant and is jointly staffed by five county departments including Housing and Community Development, Family Services, Neighborhood and Community Services, Administration for Human Services and Purchasing and Supply Management.

The CCFP, a competitive grant process, was developed and implemented in 1997 for funding human services offered through non-profit agencies, such as Safe Places.