Service Sites

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The Ignatian Volunteer Corps partners with community organizations, agencies and programs who assist people who are poor or work to alleviate poverty and work for social justice. It is with these agencies that our Ignatian Volunteers are assigned. We called these agencies “Partner Service Sites.” These sites include:

  • Action in Community Through Service, Prince William County (ACTSpwc): provides relief; fosters hope and promotes self-sufficiency for people in crisis due to hunger, homelessness, or personal violence
  • ALIVE!  (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically): addresses short-term to long-term needs for those less fortunate in the community.
  • Bridges to Independence: offers shelter to homeless people to provide them with a foundation to rebuild their lives
  • A-SPAN: Arlington Street People’s Coalition: provides life-sustaining services for Arlington’s street homeless; secures permanent housing for one of Arlington’s most vulnerable populations through outreach and relationships built on trust and respect
  • Catholic Charities, Migration & Refugee Services: offers services to help newcomers “get on their feet” and become self-sufficient
  • Corpus Christi School: provides scholastic programs geared to meet individual needs, in an environment that fosters Christian values and stimulates students to reach their fullest potential intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually
  • Culmore Clinic: increases access to healthcare without duplicating efforts already under way. It provides basic health services, including physical therapy, to uninsured adults
  • Langley Residential Support Services: supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families
  • L’Arche: Highland House & Sixth Street House: provides competent and loving care to people with intellectual disabilities
  • Literacy Council of Northern Virginia: teaches adults the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English in order to empower them to participate more fully and confidently in their communities
  • Northern Virginia Family Services, Serve, Inc.:  provides case management, safe housing, counseling, medical and dental access, child care and development, affordable loans, foster and respite care and job training
  • OAR, Fairfax County: offers help to rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime with Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources for offenders and their families to create a safer community
  • Pathway Homes: provides support services to adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring disabilities in Northern Virginia
  • Rising Hope: brings the power of Christ and the support of the church to the people living in poverty south of Alexandria, VA
  • Social Action Linking Together (SALT): brings the social and economic teachings of the church to bear on public policy and legislation
  • The Lamb Center; a daytime drop-in center for the poor and homeless in central Fairfax County, Virginia
  • United Community Ministries: assists families and individuals to improve the quality of their lives and to function at the greatest level of their economic and social capacities

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