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Bridges to Independence

Bridges to Independence aims to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty through the following programs: Homeless Family Shelter Housing Assistance Community Services Center Youth Development Workforce Development

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OAR of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church was established in 1974 by individuals from local faith communities who were volunteering in the local jail.  In recent years, OAR and others…

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Doorways began in 1978 when a group of concerned community members saw there was no safe place in Arlington for families in crisis. What began then with one shelter and…

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Arlington’s Department of Human Services (DHS) offers of a variety of programs, including: Aging and Disability Arlington Employment Center Child and Family Services Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Services Housing Assistance…

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Arlington Partnership For Affordable Housing helps people in need find a safe place to call home.  

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Edu-Futuro has developed a research-based two-generational approach that ensures immigrant youth and families attain postsecondary goals, improve long-term financial stability, and strengthen interfamily cohesiveness.  

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Arlington Safety Net

Arlington’s Safety Net Partners are convened by the Arlington Community Foundation.

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Path Forward

PathForward is more than a shelter. Their mission-driven, innovative homeless services transform the lives of their clients so they can get back on their feet again. Clients have direct access…

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Arlington Interfaith Network

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Arlington Food Assistance Center  provides dignified access to free groceries, which allows families to devote their limited financial resources to obligations such as housing, utilities, medication, and other basic needs.…

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