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Review for Alternative House, Dunn Loring, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Alternative House for two years, both as a volunteer and a Board member. In my volunteer capacity, I worked with the teens being housed at the shelter and attended the facilitated groups helping to improve their coping skills. The staff is knowledgeable, compassionate and skilled. I am also a mentor for homeless teens at one of our youth homes, and found this program to be invaluable for those individuals who were dedicated to getting their high school degrees but had nowhere to live -- this gave them safe shelter, and the peace of mind to concentrate on their educations. Alternative House provides multiple fantastic programs. The administrative staff and Board of Directors is excellent, and the budgetary discipline is exemplary. I highly recommend this program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways -- children who have gotten back on track, reunited with their families, discovered different ways of living, finished their high school degrees...all good programs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add more staff

Role:  Volunteer & Board member; volunteer in teen shelter; mentor to teens.