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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 in Reston stating “Yes, in my backyard!”  The Embry Rucker Community Shelter was named for one of Reston’s well-known community activists. The Shelter opened in 1987 and is operated by  Cornerstones, a nonprofit formerly known as Reston Interfaith.  

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