Sam Shoukas – Continuum of Care Program Director 

Sam started working with the Fredericksburg Regional CoC in May 2017 as an AmeriCorps VISTA through the Virginia Housing Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA Program. Upon completion of her VISTA year, she was hired to stay on as the new Continuum of Care Coordinator. Prior to working with the FRCoC, she worked as an Adult Protective Services Worker with Fauquier County Department of Social Services, during which time she also served as co-chair for the Fauquier County Re-Entry Council and facilitator of the Thinking for a Change program with the local probation and parole office. While completing her master’s degree, she worked as an intern with Empowerhouse, the community’s domestic violence provider, where she developed a curriculum for a support group for LGBTQ+ domestic violence survivors, and as an intern with Homeward, the CoC lead agency for the Greater Richmond Continuum of Care, where she worked to include individuals with experiences of homelessness in the planning of homeless services in the Richmond area. Sam received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Mary Washington and her Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Email | Phone: (540) 642-1578 (Currently on maternity leave until June 28, 2021)

Aisha Balogun – Continuum of Care VISTA

Aisha began her VISTA service year with the Fredericksburg Regional CoC during August 2020 through the Virginia Housing Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA Program. She joins the staff after graduating from Stanford University, where she earned a B.A. in Sociology and a B.S. in Architectural Design. Aisha undertook several projects related to equity and the built environment during her time at Stanford, including ethnographic research on Charlottesville’s Market Street Park and the development of a vision plan for Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom.

Email | Phone: 540-642-0577

Elizabeth Heflin – Continuum of Care Intern

Elizabeth Heflin began working as intern with the Fredericksburg Continuum of Care in May 2021. She currently attends Emory & Henry College and is pursuing a degree in Political Science and History, focusing on modern history and international theory. While working with the CoC, she is interested in learning more about the structural reasons for homelessness and plans to utilize social media to raise awareness and create relationships within the region. Elizabeth is thankful for this opportunity with the CoC and looks forward to learning more about her community!

Email | Phone: 540-642-1581