Embry Rucker Community Shelter

In 1986, when Restonians realized there were those who were homeless in their neighborhood they petitioned the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to build a homeless shelter stating “Yes, in my backyard!” The Embry Rucker Community Shelter built and named for one of Reston’s well-known and community activist. The Shelter opened in 1987 and was operated by Reston Interfaith, now known as Cornerstones.  

Reston Historic Trust & Museum

1639 Washington Plaza

Reston, VA  20190




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