On behalf of the individuals and families we serve, I want to thank everyone who supported our HOPE Gala in October! Not having hosted our event since 2019, this did not deter our friends and supporters from making a strong showing in person with passion and pride for the mission of Family Shelter Services, Inc. We had over 110 guests register for the event.

Thanks to all of YOU, we raised over $85,000 in contributions! All proceeds go directly to support our mission of providing short-term shelter, transitional housing, and comprehensive life skills to homeless families and individuals in our local community and beyond. The proceeds were raised from the auction, sponsorships, table sales, raffles, and outright donations.

We are privileged to partner with such generous individuals and businesses with the means to make a significant difference in the most vulnerable neighbors in our community. The strength, spirit, and appreciation our residents demonstrate are commendable considering the hardships endured by so many the past two unprecedented years. We are excited to make this event an annual one again and renamed it the HOPE Gala as we, together as a community and nation are healing from the economic impact of the global pandemic. See you at our next one!

With gratitude,

Tab Vollrath

President – Board of Directors


Family Shelter Services' Annual  HOPE Gala raises significant funds for the individuals and families we serve. Generous support from individual and business sponsorships, gala guests, and the auction proceeds enable us to advance our mission of serving the most vulnerable members in our community. We are thrilled to bring back this special annual event after the unpredictable impact of the pandemic. 

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With our supporters, our staff, and our participants we will inspire our community to take action, break the stereotypes and social isolation of homelessness.

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The Fauquier Family Shelter consists of the only emergency shelter in Fauquier County, as well as a transitional housing program.

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The Fauquier Family Shelter provides stability for locals in need. For more than 30 years, FFS has offered emergency shelter services in addition to longer-term transitional housing programs for qualifying individuals and families. Our mission is to protect and nurture Fauquier County’s neediest residents, guiding them to a new chapter of personal and financial stability.



The Fauquier Family Shelter has been awarded a GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency. Our profile provides current information on financial and program information.

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Whatever your interests or skills may be, there is an opportunity for you to make a difference in the community through volunteer work at Fauquier Family Shelter Services. Whether tutoring, transportation, repairs or clerical work, FFS volunteers, our operations are driven by locals who want to “give back” by sharing their time and talents. 



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