November 18, 2010
The Alternative House is known in the Northern Virginia area as the abused and homeless children's refuge. It is the only local area emergency shelter for teens and youths. But the Alternative House does so much more. It also runs a separate program that provides housing and shelter to young mothers (its Assisting Young Mothers program). Additionally, it runs a hotline, after school programs, counseling, and numerous other community outreach efforts.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have met with young mothers who are living at AYM houses(Assisting Young Mothers). They are working hard, raising their children, working, and training. They are able to do this because they receive housing and shelter through the Alternative House.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make it bigger to meet the growing need for shelter and housing in these trying times.
Board Member & Work on the Volunteer Board and help to raise awareness of this great organization.