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WHF Foundation Partner of the Month:  Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services
The WHF Foundation is proud to support Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services (GSH) as our April Partner of the Month. In April, WHF will collect donations for Good Shepherd Housing at our scheduled events including the Annual Spring Symposium. The following items would make a huge impact on those who rely on GSH:
  • Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Metro Farecard, Visa gift cared)
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Cash donations to be used as direct assistance to help struggling families and individuals to stay in their housing and avoid homelessness.
Created in 1974 by concerned citizens in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County, Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services began by helping one refugee family secure long-term housing.  From there, GSH has grown into a leading homeless services and affordable housing provider that supports over a thousand individuals every year to find long-term affordable housing solutions and avoid homelessness. 
By managing affordable rental housing for the many vulnerable households in our service area, and by providing direct support services to them, GSH offers a unique and innovative solution by giving our clients a fresh start to a future with housing.
Click here to read the full press release.

Volunteer Opportunity: WHF Foundation Financial Literacy Program
The WHF Foundation is pleased to announce its continuing financial literacy program partnership with residents of Calvary Women's Services. Two 8-week sessions are scheduled as follows:
Session 1 – May 5 to June 23, 2015
Session 2 – October 6 to November 24, 2015
Taught by WHF volunteers who received training on the FDIC Money Smart curriculum, the program helps the women gain the knowledge they need to make wise financial decisions when they leave Calvary to live independently. Each weekly session lasts 1.5 hours at Calvary, located just minutes past the National's baseball stadium. A volunteer training opportunity is planned for March 17, 2015 at KL Gates. See website calendar for details. For questions and to volunteer, please call the WHF Foundation at 703-683-4742 or WHF Foundation President Mary Martha Fortney at 703-507-4088 (email at mmfortney@verizon.net). 

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WHF Foundation
The WHF Foundation is comprised of WHF members who dedicate their resources and knowledge to help women and their families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Please consider contributing directly to the WHF Foundation through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #19283For other ways to donate and to learn more about the WHF Foundation click here.