Britepath's goal remains unchanged: help clients overcome financial crises – first stabilizing them (providing food and financial assistance) and then encouraging them to enter financial literacy and workforce development programs. Since COVID-19, the demand for food and financial assistance has tripled. The food pantry has transitioned to a grocery gift card program (gift cards can be mailed) and the financial assistance program continues to provide help with rent, utilities, car repair, and pharmaceutical needs. The Financial Empowerment Center's online appointment system connects clients with a financial coach via computer or phone and now includes classes like the popular Coping Financially During COVID-19: Tips, Tools & Strategies. Workforce development services, including one-on-one job coaching, professional network mentoring, and job training – designed to help clients on the path to self-sufficiency – are all conducted virtually ... until the world rights itself.
Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County
Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church
Age Groups Served: All
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members
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Awards & Recognition
Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (EXCEL) Award Honorable Mention, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 2021
Non-Profit of the Year, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce's Greater Washington Good Business Awards, June 2019
Best Charity in Northern Virginia, Virginia Living Magazine, June 2015
Human Rights Award, Fairfax County Commission on Human Rights' 32nd Annual Human Rights Award Ceremony, April 2010
Honorable Mention for Heritage Award, City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority, May 2009
- Community Stuffs the Bus for Britepaths in Fairfax
Thu Feb 16 2023, Fairfax Connection
Britepaths' February 11 Stuff the Bus Food Drive in Fairfax raised food, supplies and critical funds to help local families in crisis.
- Make the Season Brighter for Hardworking Families
Thu Nov 10 2022, Connection Newspapers
Fairfax County's Connection Newspapers highlighted Britepaths' holiday giving program
- Offering a Brighter Path to Better-Paying Jobs
Thu Oct 13 2022, The Business Voice
Britepaths' ACT-IT certification training is featured in the Fall 2022 issue of the Northern Virginia Chamber's The Business Voice
- Many Families Unable to Afford School Supplies
Thu Jul 14 2022, Fairfax Connection
Britepaths' Back to School drive to assist 2,500 Fairfax County Public Schools students in need was profiled.
- Celebration of Art and Community in Fairfax
Thu Mar 24 2022, Fairfax Connection
Britepaths is seeking art submissions (due 4/24/22) and community support for its May 19 Artful Living event and community fundraiser.
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