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Discover Fauquier December 2019
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Three years ago,
Reverend Tyrone
Green of Hear ts
D e l i g h t B a p t i s t
Church partnered
w i t h t w o o t h e r
C a t l e t t - b a s e d
c h u r c h e s ( Z o a r
Baptist and Mount
H o r e b U n i t e d
Methodist) to create
the Hope Center in an attempt to care for
homeless people in Fauquier County. He
didn't realize, however, that he was touching
the tip of the iceberg and soon learned
that addressing homelessness takes more
than just opening up welcoming spaces.
"We couldn't get one homeless person
to come to our shelter," Rev. Green says.
"We realized that they base their comings
and goings by trust. We needed to open
our hearts and do more." And the Hope
Center does indeed provide more--warm
meals, for one, as well as caring listeners.
As time continued to pass, Rev. Green
discovered another obstacle--transporting
people to the Hope Center. He learned
that depending on where they're located,
many homeless people in Fauquier County
are taken to a Culpeper shelter, which is
closer and less cost-prohibitive than a taxi
fare to the church.
"We have to do something about this," Rev.
Green says. "All of us have an obligation to
take care of people. If we all come together,
we can help." His hope is that other churches
will join the effort, finding volunteers who
are willing to be on call to pick up homeless
people and deliver them safely to the Hope
Center. There are dozens of places of
worship across all parts of Fauquier County.
It doesn't matter what tenets you adhere
to--Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, or any
other; all of them encourage taking care
of fellow human beings.
Wintry weather has already hit the area,
which means the Hope Center will be
open and ready to welcome homeless
people with open arms. Please consider
stepping up to make a difference in
these people's lives. To learn more
about how you can help, call Rev. Green
at (202) 351-1001.
Hope Center: All Hands on Deck
Needed to Help the Homeless
~ Nancy Griffin-Bonnaire
Hope
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The Right Care. Right Here.
Accepting new patients
Preventative and wellness care for patients of all ages
Same day appointments available
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Call to schedule an appointment: 540-987-5068
Monday through Friday 8:30
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12699 Lee Highway
Washington, VA
The Right Care. Right Here.
Accepting new patients
Preventative and wellness care for patients of all ages
Same day appointments available
D. Brooke Miller, MD and Ann H. Miller, FNP-C
Call to schedule an appointment: 540-987-5068
Monday through Friday 8:30
a
.
m
. 4:30
p
.
m
.
Offering same-day appointments
12699 Lee Highway
Washington, VA