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Operation First Response, Inc.


Contact
20037 Dove Hill Rd
Culpeper, VA 22701
(888) 289-0280


Description
The mission of Operation First Rescue (OFR) is to serve all branches of the armed forces and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injury or illness, through their recovery period and along their journey from military life to the civilian world OFR financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from:

Hours
Contact for more information about administrative office hours.

Area Served
Culpeper County

Americans Helping Americans


Contact
8301 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 317-9412


Description
Americans Helping Americans works in affordable housing communities outlying or within inner cities. They work with networks of rural communities imbedded deep in the mountains of Appalachia. Even though the people they work with may vary in their struggles and experiences, many of their expressed desires for a safe and affordable home, and economic security for themselves and their loved ones, are desires shared throughout America.

1. AHA in Appalachia -- This program serves needy families, disabled and elderly individuals of the Appalachian region to include WV, TN, and KY. Funds are provided for utility assistance, medicine, medical assistance, homeless prevention, home repair, school supplies, enrichment programs, holiday gifts and food. Served approximately 2,250 per month for FY 99. 2. Service Enriched Housing -- This program began in March of 1999 to provide resident services to low-income multi-family housing communities in conjunction with Christian Relief Services housing affiliates. AHA conducts needs assessments, develops programs to meet resident needs, and works with local nonprofits and govt. agencies to provide site-based services to work with at-risk youth, families and adult residents.

Area Served
Fairfax County

Koinonia Foundation Inc


Contact
6037 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 971-1991


Description
The Koinonia Foundation, Inc. is the non profit organization which provides both short term emergency assistance and self-sufficiency services to the citizens of the Greater Kingstowne/Franconia area.  They provide emergency assistance with food, clothing, and a financial safety net.  They provide self-sufficiency by offering counseling and education, to break the cycle of poverty.

The Koinonia Foundation, Inc. provides regular service offerings to meet the emergency needs of their community.  Through their Emergency Relief Services, Koinonia serves individuals and families who have experienced a setback due to loss of income, loss of a family member, illness, disability, or other such life-changing event.  Their service to the community is provided through their fully-operational food pantry, emergency clothing and household items from their clothing closet, and emergency financial assistance.Program:Seasonal ProgramsBudget: $9,000Category: Beneficiary CodePopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: In addition to their Emergency Relief Services program, they also operate several seasonal programs.  All programs and services are free-of-charge to their clients.  Their Seasonal Programs include: summer camp scholarships for school-age children, back-to-school supplies, clothing and shoes for school-age children, holiday food for individuals and families, and Christmas gifts for children, and birthday celebrations for children of their clients.

Area Served
Fairfax County

Look Again Resale Shop


Contact
3019
NE
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-2558


Description
Operates a thrift store selling antiques, clothing, kitchen items, tools, toys, jewelry,bric-a-brac and china (does not sell major appliances or furniture). Home visits: Brookland

Hours
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.

Area Served
Alexandria City County

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Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread)


Contact
4080 Chain Bridge Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 273-8829


Description
Helping Fairfax County families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency in meeting their basic quality of life needs. "Guiding Their Neighbors Toward Self-Sufficiency"

ODB coordinates the delivery of 2 weeks worth of supplemental groceries for 60 families every two weeks.  Families save $1,600 while on this ftheir month program.  ODB draws on the support of 25-30 congregations and businesses to collect food and deliver it directly to the family in need. 

Area Served
Fairfax City County

ALIVE! Child Development Center


Contact
2723 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 837-9300


Description
ALIVE! is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people faced with emergency situations or long-term needs become capable of assuming self-reliant roles in the community,and has been organized to provide the needy of Alexandria, Virginia, with food, furniture, housewares, emergency financial assistance, temporary shelter, and child care; www.alive-inc.org.

--Family Emergency Program provided financial assistance for rent, utilities, medicines, transportation and miscellaneous costs to meet 2,197 requests for assistance, with $186,842 --Food Pantry collected $39,816 worth of donated food and made 1,079 deliveries of emergency three-day supplies of food to help 2,255 individuals. --Last Saturday Food Distribution Program gave out 309,367 pounds of food to almost 5,518 households of 14,417 individuals in one year in cooperation with the Capital Area Food Bank. --Child Development Center provided nationally accredited full-day preschool and childcare to support 115 low-income families and their children. --Furniture Program collected and delivered over $75,460 worth of donated furniture to serve 294 families needing beds, dressers, tables, chairs and other basic household necessities. --Housewares Program provided basic household items, which included over 1,100 kitchen items, bed linens, blankets, etc?to serve over 250 households last year. --ALIVE! House provided temporary shelter, case management and life skills training for 31 individuals in the past year, mostly women and children. --www.alive-inc.org

Area Served
Alexandria City County

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)


Contact
2708 S Nelson St
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 845-8486


Description
AFAC is an independent, community-based non-profit food pantry that provides dignified access to nutritious supplemental groceries to all their Arlington neighbors in need. In doing so, AFAC makes it possible for vulnerable families in their community to devote their limited resources to financial obligations such as housing, utilities, and other basic needs. 

AFAC currently distributes over 1 million pounds of groceriest to needy Arlington families. Nearly 40% of their clients are children, and 10% are senior citizens. In addition, they distribute a box of standard items through the Department of Human Services to help those in immediate need of food.Program:General DistributionBudget: NaNCategory: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: General Distribution is an essential part of AFAC’s services. At any one time they have over 2,200 active referrals. They help the families who rely on us in a manner that respects their human dignity without making judgments about how they have come to need their assistance. Any family or individual needing food assistance may visit AFAC for the first time without a referral. They are given food as well as information on how to continue receiving services by obtaining a referral from a preferred peer agency.  Most referrals last a period of 12 weeks before requiring renewal. Exceptions are made for their elderly individuals who maintain their referrals for one year before renewal. AFAC’s distribution center is open to families and individuals every Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Each family is given approximately 40 pounds of groceries each week including fresh chicken, eggs, and milk.  Other food items regularly distributed are rice, pasta, oatmeal, and a variety of canned goods.Program:Seniors OutreachBudget: $509,096Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens Program Description: Seniors Outreach is AFAC’s hunger action program that distributes nutritional food supplies to our elderly clients. In FY10, the Arlington County Agency on Aging reported to AFAC that food insecurity was a growing problem among the elderly in Arlington County. Many aging individuals and families are living on limited and fixed incomes. Often when faced with a strained budget and the need to pay bills, buy gasoline, or purchase prescription drugs, the elderly attempt to cut expenses by cutting back on food.  In addition, research revealed that the elderly tend to buy food that is inexpensive, filling, but rarely supportive of a healthy diet. In response to the Agency’s findings, AFAC took the initiative to set up distribution networks at the five low-income senior-living facilities in Arlington County.  Food provided to residents there may include low-sugar and low-sodium products, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, chicken, and milk. In FY11, nearly 10,000 elderly families received food assistance deliveries from AFAC, enabling them to maintain their housing, address their budget needs, and feed themselves well.Program:Backpack BuddiesBudget: $87,127Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Children Only (5 - 14 years) Program Description: AFAC’s Backpack Buddies program provides food for Arlington County’s public school children who are homeless or in unstable home environments. For many of these children, their lunchtime meal at school is their only meal each day. Over weekends or holiday breaks, these children often go with little to no food. On Fridays at their school, each child in the Backpack Buddies program is given a backpack filled with nourishment for the weekend. Items usually distributed in the backpacks are soups, ready-to-eat meals, snack bars, fruit cups, and canned vegetables. The backpacks are returned to their school on Monday and redistributed to the children the following Friday. Children and families who benefit from the Backpack Buddies program are able to spend more quality time at the table and less time worrying about where to find their next healthy meal.

Area Served
Arlington County

American Red Cross


Contact
8550 Arlington Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 584-8400


Description
Provides training, disaster services and prevention to civilians and the military. SERVICES:1) HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICES: Teaches courses in CPR, First Aid, swimming, water safety and life guarding. 2) HIV/AIDS AWARENESS AND PREVENTION: Provides educational materials and presentations to the community, with a focus on education, awareness and prevention. Presentations can be scheduled for a business or community group. 3) DISASTER SERVICES: Provides shelter, food, clothing, and medicine to county residents in times of both small and large disasters. Information and referral also provided. For shelter information visit the website at www.redcross.org/nss.4) SERVICE TO ACTIVE MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES: Offers,

Eligibility
Open to the general public.

Area Served
Fairfax County

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Food For Others


Contact
2938 Prosperity Ave
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 207-9173


Description
Their mission is to obtain and distribute free food to the hungry of Northern Virginia, and to support food programs of other community based organizations. They provide a channel for people to volunteer their services to help their neighbors in need.

Emergency food, USDA TEFAP commodities, and supplemental food are distributed to people in need in Northern Virginia.

Area Served
Fairfax County

Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc.


Contact
901 S Highland St
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 685-0510


Description
Resettles refugees by providing basic necessities (clothing, food, housing, furniture, and household items), financial assistance, support services, and transportation to newly arrived refugees Offers information and referral assistance to newcomers in need of support services Provides ESL instruction, preparation of legal documents, and application processing to assist eligible immigrants and refugees qualify and apply for citizenship ECDC's information and referral services assist newcomers in a variety of situations find public and private educational, employment, health, housing, legal, social service, and vocational training agency resources in the community.

Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Eligibility
Refugees, Asylees

Area Served
Arlington County

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