United Community (Previously: United Community Ministries)

Community support center offering numerous services to children, youth, and families.

Since 1969, United Community Ministries has served our community by empowering adults, children, and families to transform their lives. Founded by several faith-based groups and a handful of dedicated volunteers, the organization evolved from a small grassroots effort to now the only comprehensive human services nonprofit agency in southeastern Fairfax County serving more than 9,000 disadvantaged individuals annually.

We take lessons from the past to strategically amplify how we deliver our mission. In addition to providing human services, United Community Ministries is making purposeful steps toward addressing multigenerational poverty – inextricably linked to racial equity – and at the root of the concentration of poverty in our region. We seek and are positioned to serve as the lead change agent for racial equity, both through our community-based programs and on a broader level, creating a collective impact for systemic change within Fairfax County.

Dental/Medical Prescription Assistance

- Referrals for emergency dental appointments can be made to Northern Virginia Dental Clinic if you are in need of emergency dental care. - We also provide assistance to pay for critical medical presc...
  • 7511 Fordson Road Alexandria VA 22306
Service Category: Money
Service Eligibility: Health Conditions

Early Learning Center

​United Community's Early Learning Center creates positive classroom experiences that encourage children's curiosity and holistically further development. The safe, nurturing environment allows child...
  • 2709 Popkins Lane Alexandria VA 22306
Service Category: Food Education
Service Eligibility: Health Conditions Families Youth (6-12)

Financial Literacy and Other Assistance

- Monthly Financial Counseling Clinics by appointment. - Seasonal supports include school supplies and holiday gifts for children. - Our counselors make referrals to other community resources. United...
  • 7511 Fordson Road Alexandria VA 22306
Service Category: Money Education

Food Assistance

- United Community’s Food Pantry provides supplemental groceries once per week. - Assistance with SNAP eligibility and forms is available. Some families may be eligible for the monthly USDA Commoditi...
  • 7511 Fordson Road Alexandria VA 22306

Healthy Families

United Community's Healthy Families (HF) program is an intensive, evidence-based home visiting program that successfully prevents child abuse and neglect in high-risk families. Parents receive home-ba...
  • 7511 Fordson Road Alexandria VA 22306

Limited Transportation Assistance

Limited transportation vouchers available for employment interviews and medical appointments.
  • 7511 Fordson Road Alexandria VA 22306
Service Category: Transportation

Neighborhood Community Centers

Community centers providing: - Referrals to community resources - Meal distribution - Group counseling - Case management - Tutoring - Mentoring - Out of school programs - School readiness - School sup...
  • 7941 Janna Lee Avenue Alexandria VA 22306
  • 8792 Sacramento Drive Alexandria VA 22309
Service Category: Goods Care Education

Progreso Center for Literacy & Citizenship

The Progreso Center for Literacy and Citizenship empowers immigrants through education, citizenship services, and immigration assistance services. The program seeks to increase the English-speaking...
  • 4100 Mohawk Lane Alexandria VA 22309
Service Category: Legal Education
Service Eligibility: English as Second Language Immigrants

Rental Assistance

'- Financial assistance (paid to landlord) is available with proof of eviction (once per 12-months).
  • 7511 Fordson Road Alexandria VA 22306
Required Document: Eviction Notice,Proof of Financial Crisis
Service Category: Emergency Money Housing

SPARK Youth Program

United Community's SPARK program (formerly called Forward Steps) is a multifaceted youth development program for students in grades 1 - 12, operating at United Community's two communiy centers: Creeks...
  • 7941 Janna Lee Avenue Alexandria VA 22306
  • 8792 Sacramento Drive Alexandria VA 22309
Service Category: Care
Service Eligibility: Youth (6-12) Teens (13-19)
Community School - M.V. Woods Elementary School
4015 Fielding St Alexandria VA 22309
Creekside Village Community Center
7941 Janna Lee Avenue Alexandria VA 22306
Early Learning Center
2709 Popkins Lane Alexandria VA 22306
Community School - Walt Whitman Middle School
2500 Parkers Ln Alexandria VA 22306
Sacramento Neighborhood Center
8792 Sacramento Drive Alexandria VA 22309
Main Office
7511 Fordson Road Alexandria VA 22306
Back Porch Thrift Store
8794-A Sacramento Drive Alexandria VA 22309
Progreso Center for Literacy & Citizenship​
4100 Mohawk Lane Alexandria VA 22309