A family of four at 125% of the federal poverty income guideline lives on $33,125, and this is the situation for 75% of WFCM clients. They may be experiencing a one-time crisis, have a job-preventing disability, or employment that offers part-time hours and no benefits. The anchor human services nonprofit in western Fairfax County, WFCM provides both food and financial support a Client Choice Food Pantry: free produce, meat, dairy, shelf-stable foods, toiletries, diapers (in partnership with the Greater DC Diaper Bank), baby food, and formula; help with utility bills (through a partnership with the local utility); and rental assistance. Seasonal and year-round supplemental programs include nutrition workshops, a laundry ministry, student backpack support, and food for the holidays. The goal is to meet basic needs and, when there is a critical financial need, keep clients in their homes.

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County; WFCM serves families and individuals living in the following zip code areas:; 20121; 20120; 20151; 20124; 22033; 22039

Age Groups Served: All

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

Population(s) Served: All

Schools They Work In: Brookfield Elementary; Bull Run Elementary; Centre Ridge Elementary; Centreville Elementary; Centreville High School; Chantilly High School; Clifton Elementary; Colin Powell Elementary; Cub Run Elementary; Deer Park Elementary; Flint Hill School; Franklin Middle School; Greenbriar East Elementary; Greenbriar West Elementary; Lees Corner Elementary; Liberty Middle School; London Towne Elementary; Mountain View Alternative High School; Navy Elementary; Poplar Tree Elementary; Rocky Run Middle School; Stone Middle School; Union Mill Elementary; Virginia Run Elementary; Westfield High School

Awards & Recognition

Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington 2009-2010, May 19, 2009

Press

  • Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, "Friday's Hero"
    Fri Jan 29 2010, WUSA-Channel 9  
    "In this week's Friday's Heroes, we take a look at where many families are turning during these tough economic times."

Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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