City Jobs Becomes International Model Against Homelessness

The Lamb Center’s City Jobs program has received accolades since its inception nearly three years ago. And now, it’s receiving international recognition as a model for fighting homelessness, thanks to the Voice of America (VOA). A daytime, drop-in shelter, The Lamb Center in Fairfax City provides food, clothing, showers, laundry services and spiritual guidance for the homeless. But it wanted to do more; and in November 2018, City Jobs – a partnership between this nonprofit and the City of Fairfax – was born.

Worker Eric Hanemann removing Autumn Olive, an invasive species.

According to The Connection Newspapers, "Recently, City Jobs became the subject of a Voice of America  broadcast that aired in Pakistan. VOA reporter Sadia Batool was in a park working on another story when she came across a City Jobs team.  After one of The Lamb Center volunteers explained the program to her, it sparked her interest in doing a broadcast about it, and she then interviewed the workers. Additionally, through Voice of America ’s social channels, her City Jobs story reached Urdu-speaking audiences in India, Europe and throughout the world. "

As per The Connection Newspapers, "This program is built around the core concept of enhancing communities while building lives. The workers’ confidence in themselves and their skills grows, and they’re able to earn money, at the same time. Several have gone on to be hired full-time by the county."

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.