News Article in Discovery Publications

News Article in Discovery Publications

Victory Transitional Housing in Bealeton

December 2016 Issue

The Victory Transitional Housing facility in Bealeton is a ministry of Community Touch, Inc. It offers a one-year program to homeless men, women and children. This transitional housing program provides for a wide range of needs.

The program helps individuals achieve and sustain a higher quality of life by offering work skills classes, financial counseling, resume writing and job training, cooking and home and self-care classes, networking and professional connections, and other resources and training opportunities.

Reverend T. Tyronne Champion and his wife and partner in ministry, Felicia Champion, operate the program, as one of many ministries out of Community Touch.

Rev. Champion says, “The program provides an opportunity for homeless individuals to save money for a future residence and gain information and access to services they need. Through our program at Victory, individuals meet with assigned financial mentors every week and participate in structured programs to learn skills that help them where are.”

The program offers specialized services and referrals to individuals based on their specific situation. Each individual develops goals with an assigned mentor, who establishes a service plan with each resident. For example, in the case of job loss, each individual is assisted with identifying and obtaining stable income.

Examples of some of these services are financial mentoring, transportation, mental health services, substance abuse services, food, further transitional and/or permanent housing options, educational opportunities, counseling and clothing.

The staff at the Victory Transitional Housing help the homeless live a life of self-sufficiency during and after they leave the program. This is accomplished through promoting productive activities, as well as encouragement, education and support.

The program collaborates with other agencies in Fauquier and surrounding areas, such as the Department of Social Services, Fauquier Community Coalition, area food banks, area churches and schools, and other non-profits dedicated to serving those in need. This enables the program to attain the most effective, beneficial services available for those they are helping.

Call (540) 439-9300 to speak with someone at Community Touch about the transitional housing program.