The mission of the Lamb Center is simple and vital: provide a welcoming place for those who have nowhere else to turn. A faith-based organization that is open to all, the Lamb Center treats everyone as a guest: to receive a meal, job assistance, or counseling, a homeless adult need only walk through the front door. The Center is open six days a week, serving breakfast and lunch every day; and guests have the chance to shower, use the phone, receive mail, and ask a volunteer to do their laundry. One full-time staff member specializes in employment assistance, and another in addiction recovery; the Center also reaches out and provides tailored services to homeless veterans and ex-offenders. In the short term, the Lamb Center assists guests with their basic needs and provides a safe, caring environment; in the long term, it seeks transformation, working closely with guests to achieve their goals: permanent housing, employment, or recovery from addiction. But no matter what, the Center doors are always open. Won't you lend a hand?

Headquarters: VA-City of Fairfax

Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: All

Awards & Recognition

United States Department of Labor recognized The Lamb Center as a "Champion of Compassion" Jan 5, 2007.

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Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for The Lamb Center is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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