For over 50 years, Second Story has operated the only emergency home for youth in Northern Virginia; today, it does that and more, providing a range of safe spaces and services for youth in crisis. The Homeless Youth program equips young people with long-term housing support, counseling, life skills education, therapy, tutoring, case management, and emergency supplies they need to become self-sufficient adults. Young mothers and their babies receive safe housing, job training, and parenting support while moms continue their education and save for the future. Community outreach programs provide safety and educational support after school — helping kids stay on track academically while steering clear of gangs, drugs, and violence. Family Resource Centers bring together language and computer classes, legal services, tutoring, and joint parent-and-child programs. For young people with nowhere else to turn, Second Story opens doors.