Rating: 5 stars 13 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing
Location: PO Box 694 Dunn Loring VA 22027 USA
Target demographics: abused, homeless, and at-risk young people and their families.
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 2,670 runaway, homeless, abused and at-risk young people receive services
Geographic areas served: Fairfax County, VA
Programs: The Emergency Shelter for Teenagers—a 3-week crisis shelter for youth 13 to 17 years old. 24-hour crisis hotline 1-800-SAY-TEEN that is affiliated with the National Runaway Switchboard. Assisting Young Mothers—a transitional living program for homeless young women 16 to 24 years old who are pregnant or have small children. The Homeless Youth Initiative—provides housing, case management and counseling to homeless Fairfax County students who do not have the support of a parent or guardian. Community Based Services—neighborhood outreach designed to bring services to at-risk youth and families, including: The Culmore Youth Outreach Program at the Culmore Teen Center. The Culmore and Annandale Safe Youth Projects, after-school programs for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Alternative House offers a myriad of supportive services, including walk-in crisis counseling, family therapy, information and referral, community education, etc. All programs and services come at no cost
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I have met several people, board members, the business development director(Gina), several volunteers and managers and the people they help. the people involved in this organization are incredible people with a great cause and everyone is 100% committed to helping at-risk youth. Their mission is clear from the staff that you talk to and the people they help. They do an incredible job.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
totally committed and love what they do.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Build more shelters, organize more programs for at risk youth, do more for single mothers.
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About every month
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