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GET
HELP

Our programs are designed specifically to help clients who are in the midst of financial hardships.

HOW TO
GET HELP
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Those eligible to apply for assistance are:

Residents of Centreville (20120, 20121), Clifton (20124), Chantilly (20151), Fairfax Station (22039), Fairfax (22030), Oak Hill (20171), and Fair Oaks (22033).

We will connect individuals and families who do not reside in the zip codes we serve with the appropriate organization that can provide help.

1.

Call Our Office

Call 703-988-9656 between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday-Friday, or from 4:30 pm to 6:45 pm Tuesday/Thursday to schedule an appointment (in English or Spanish).  Your certification appointment will be by phone.

2.

Before Your Scheduled Appointment, Send Your Documents

Send the following documents to clientservices@wfcmva.org:

  • Photo ID for everyone 18 or older in the household

  • Current school records for everyone of school age in the household

  • Birth certificates for children in the household

  • Proof of all income for all adults in the household

    • 2-3 Paystubs​

    • Bank statement showing deposits (cross through any account numbers or sensitive information), and/or benefits letter(s)

  • Proof of residence for all adults in household:

    • Lease and current utility bill​

3.

Attend Your Scheduled Appointment

Attend your scheduled appointment to discuss the services for which you may qualify.  Be prepared for your appointment to last up to an hour.

FOOD
PANTRY
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Featuring a "choice model" pantry

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries offers a “choice model” pantry which empowers our clients. Our clients can come into our food pantry and select food as they would at a grocery store by picking their own food items from the shelves. We do everything we can to continually stock all the items that would make a fully nutritious meal. Products include non-perishable items such as canned goods, as well as bread, produce, meat, and dairy products. In addition to food items we also carry baby-specific items such as diapers and baby food for those who have infants. We know that food can be one of the most expensive items on a household budget list. Our hope is that when clients select food in our pantry every 30 days (providing food for about two weeks) they will save enough money to pay for other expenses such as utility bills while remaining food secure with free nutritious food options for their families.

Food and toiletry items are donated by amazingly generous people in the community, grocery store partners, and in response to food drives we hold throughout the year. We are extremely grateful for the support of everyone who donates to our pantry including organizations such as the Sully District Boy Scouts, local congregations, and grocery stores, area schools, and community residents.

Special thanks to the local grocery stores that donate perishable goods and produce to our food pantry:

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FINANCIAL
COUNSELING
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Meeting

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries partners with Britepaths to provide several class options each month in English and Spanish to meet our clients needs.  Classes cover basic budgeting fundamentals.

ADDITIONAL
SERVICES
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We are proud to partner with the following community-based non-profit organizations for various services.   From backpacks, cakes, and laundry services, to nutrition classes, holiday food and more, these partners provide services to those at risk of hunger and homelessness in Fairfax County. 

 

Cake4Kids:  

Baking birthday cakes for the underserved children in our community. 

Second Samuel Industries

Second Samuel Industries: Free Laundry Services once a month.

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CUMC GRACE Ministries: Clothing & Household Items on the second Saturday of each month.

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Shepherd's Center:  Transportation for Clients 50+ to WFCM, or to medical, dental, or therapy services.

Greater DC Diaper Bank: Collects and distributes diapers to help qualified families.

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St. Vincent de Paul of St. Timothy's Catholic Church:

Food on the 3rd Saturday of every month.  They also offer limited financial aid.

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Women Giving Back:

Gently Used, Free Clothing for women and their small children.

To request any of these additional services, please email clientservices@wfcmva.org.