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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>>>


The Family Resource Center

The Fairfax County Family Resource Centers are neighborhood-based drop-in centers offering a safe, relaxed setting for family-oriented, on-site programs, resources, activities and classes to strengthen families in their communities.

Currently, Alternative House operates two Fairfax County Family Resource Centers serving families in the Culmore and Springfield/Franconia communities. With a focus on self-sufficiency, leadership, parenting and family support, the centers are a collaborative effort among community-based organizations, the private sector and county agencies to bring services, information and resources to community members.

Services Offered:

  • Referral Services
  • Computer Learning Center
  • Teen & Youth Programs
  • Joint Parent & Child Programs
  • Activities
  • Language Classes
  • Legal Services
  • Tutoring
  • Community Guidance
  • Form Assistance (e.g. benefits, unemployment)


Culmore Family Resource Center (near Bailey’s Crossroads)
3304B Culmore Court
Falls Church, VA 22041
703-379-5217; TTY 711

Culmore FRC Calendar:

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Springfield/Franconia Family Resource Center
7224 Commerce Street, Apt.T-2
Springfield, VA 22150
703-644-0000; TTY 711
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Springfield FRC Calendar:

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Interested in volunteering at our Springfield or Culmore Family Resource Center? Learn more.

Meet our Executive Director, tour our Emergency Shelter for Teenagers and learn more about youth homelessness at our one-hour Open Door Information Session, held on the second Tuesday of every month.