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United Way #8893
Federal EIN: 54-0899463

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Read about the Alternative House, "A Place for Youth in Need," in the Vienna Connection. >>> Read More

Come to an Open Door Information Session and learn about issues facing homeless and at-risk youth, what Alternative House does to help, and how you can get involved. More info>>>


Residential Counselor, Full Time, Emergency Teen Shelter - more info>>>


About the Alternative House

Alternative House programs work to keep young people safe and provide positive options to help them reach their full potential. Founded in 1972 as a shelter for runaway youth, Alternative House still provides this core service.

However, as times have changed, Alternative House has grown to help children, youth and families meet new challenges. Our Community-Based Youth Services, Assisting Young Mothers program, Homeless Youth Initiative, and 24-Hour Crisis Hotline all further the mission of Alternative House to transform the lives of at-risk children, youth and their families in our changing community.

Alternative House in the News

“Alternative House is an immeasurable asset to our community.  For nearly 40 years, Alternative House has been a safety net providing emergency shelter, counseling, and other critical services to at-risk youth in our area.  I have worked with the Alternative House for many years and I support their mission and dedication to serving families and children in Northern Virginia.”  Congressman Gerry Connolly, VA-11

Congressman Gerald Connolly also recognized Alternative House in the Congressional Record on April 21, 2009. Click here to read his comments.

View this 7-minute YouTube video to get a glimpse of the positive difference Alternative House makes in our community:


Click here to see a video about us that was produced for ExxonMobil by CACI Productions Group. The video is about 2 minutes in length.

Alternative House History

Alternative House Strategic Plan

Alternative House Financial Information

Alternative House Annual Report