Alternative House - The Abused and Homeless Children's Refuge
WISH LIST: $500: 3 weeks of counseling/support for a homeless mother; $750: after-school program for 2 teens; $1000: shelter, food, and counseling for 5 teens for 1 night
Founded 40 years ago as a shelter for runaway, abused, and homeless teens, Alternative House offers safe and accessible places where teens can get help, develop important life skills, and improve family relationships. A three-week emergency shelter serves almost 200 teenagers a year, providing temporary refuge and intensive counseling. The Community Outreach program helps young people steer clear of gangs, drugs and violence, providing safety and educational support for those suspended from school and after-school programs for others. Counselors on the Mobile Outreach Unit work the streets to provide survival supplies, referrals, and support. Teens in the Homeless Youth Initiative receive housing and community support, as well as case management, individual therapy, life skills education, tutoring, and assistance with emergency food and supplies. A transitional living program provides homeless teen mothers and their children with housing, job training, and child development counseling while teens continue their education and save for the future. Alternative House is the only shelter for youth in Northern Virginia: your philanthropy keeps the doors open and protects our vulnerable children.
PO Box 694
Dunn Loring, VA 22027