Community Resources

Off-campus resources are beneficial to parenting and expecting students.


*Accepts childcare vouchers, offers scholarships, or sliding scale fees for income eligbile families
OrganizationService TypeService Restrictions
ACCA Child Development Center*Infant Care and PreschoolAnnandale & Bailey’s Crossroads Community Residents
Alive! Child Development Center*Infant Care and PreschoolAlexandria City Residents
Easter Seals Child Development Center*Infant Care and PreschoolNone
Hopkins House*Infant Care and Preschool; Summer CampsNone
Laurel Learning Center*Infant Care and PreschoolHerndon Residents
Northern Virginia Family Services*Infant Care and PreschoolArlington, Loudoun, & Prince William Residents
The Campagna Center*Infant Care and Preschool; Before and After School Care; Summer CampsAlexandria City Residents
The Child and Family Network Centers*Infant Care and PreschoolAlexandria City Residents
United Community Ministries*Infant Care and Preschool; Before and After School CareSoutheastern Fairfax County Residents
Virginia Head Start*Infant Care and PreschoolNone
Virginia Preschool Initiative*Infant Care and PreschoolSearch For Your Area Locations
YMCA*Infant Care and Preschool; Before and After School Care; Summer CampsNone
Alexandria City Public Schools After School Programs*Before and After School CareAlexandria City Residents
Arlington County Public Schools Extended Day*Before and After School CareArlington County Residents
Casa Chirilagua*Before and After School Care; Summer CampsChirilagua Community Residents
Community Empowerment Northern Virginia*Before and After School Care, Summer CampsNone
Community Lodgings*Before and After School Care; Summer CampsArlandria-Chirilagua Community Residents
Cornerstones*Before and After School CareHerndon Residents
Fairfax County School Age Child Care*Before and After School CareFairfax County Residents
Falls Church City Public Schools Extended Care*Before and After School CareFalls Church City Residents
Lorton Community Action Center*Before and After School CareFort Belvoir, Lorton, & Newington Residents
Loudoun County After School Programs*Before and After School CareLoudoun County Residents
Prince William County Schools School Age Child Care*Before and After School CarePrince William County Residents
Alexandria CitySummer CampsAlexandria City Residents
Arlington CountySummer CampsArlington County Residents
Fairfax CountySummer CampsFairfax County Residents
Falls Church CitySummer CampsFalls Church City Residents
George Mason UniversitySummer CampsNone
Loudoun CountySummer CampsLoudoun County Residents
Prince William CountySummer CampsPrince William County Residents
Search for Childcare in VirginiaGeneral ChildcareNone
Au Pair in AmericaAu Pair (Live-in Childcare/Household Help)None
Cultural CareAu Pair (Live-in Childcare/Household Help)None
AuPairCareAu Pair (Live-in Childcare/Household Help)None

Children's Items

Community nonprofits that provide children’s essentials, as well as seasonal school supplies and holiday help.
OrganizationService TypeService Restrictions
Greater DC Diaper BankEssentialsNone
It Takes a Village, Baby!EssentialsNone
Let’s Help KidsEssentialsNone
Two Percent ProjectEssentialsNone
BritepathsSchool Supplies; Holiday GiftsFairfax County Residents
CornerstonesSchool Supplies; Holiday GiftsHerndon Residents
Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO)School Supplies; Holiday GiftsSpringfield & Burke Community Residents
KoinoniaSchool Supplies; Holiday GiftsFranconia & Kingstowne Community Residents
Lorton Community Action CenterSchool Supplies; Holiday GiftsFort Belvoir, Lorton, & Newington Residents
Northern Virginia Family ServicesSchool SuppliesNone
Share of McLeanSchool SuppliesNone
Community Empowerment Northern VirginiaHoliday GiftsNone
Herndon-Reston FISHHoliday GiftsHerndon & Reston Community Residents
Salvation ArmyHoliday GiftsNone
Share of McLeanHoliday GiftsNone
Toys for TotsHoliday GiftsNone

Basic Needs

Community nonprofits that provide support with basic needs, such as clothing, food, and household items.
OrganizationService TypeService Restrictions
Alive!Food, Furniture, HousewaresAlexandria City Residents
Annandale Christian Community for ActionFood, FurnitureAnnandale & Bailey’s Crossroads Community Residents
Arlington Food Assistance CenterFoodArlington County Residents
BritepathsFoodFairfax County Residents
Capital Area Food Bank FoodNone
Catholic CharitiesCar Ministry, FoodNone
Committee for Helping OthersClothing, Food, FurnitureVienna, Oakton, Dunn Loring, & Merrifield Community Residents
CornerstonesFoodHerndon Residents
Ecumenical Community Helping OthersClothing, Household ItemsSpringfield & Burke Community Residents
Fairfax FISHClothing, FoodFairfax County Residents
Food for OthersFoodNone
George Mason: Patriot PantryFoodGeorge Mason Students
Herndon-Reston FISHSNAP Matching ProgramHerndon & Reston Community Residents
KoinoniaChildren’s Bikes, Clothing, FoodFranconia & Kingstowne Community Residents
Link Against HungerFoodHerndon, Sterling, & Ashburn Residents
Lorton Community Action CenterClothing, FoodFort Belvoir, Lorton, & Newington Residents
No Kid HungrySummer Children’s Food ProgramsNone

Northern Virginia Family Services
Share of McLeanClothing, Food, FurnitureNone
Women Giving BackClothingNone


Variety of housing options, including general search, affordable housing and temporary housing programs.
OrganizationProgram TypeProgram Restrictions
George Mason University Off-Campus Housing SearchGeorge Mason University ResourcesNone
MasonvaleGeorge Mason University ResourcesGraduate students with children
Alexandria CityAffordable Housing Programs Varies
Arlington CountyAffordable Housing Programs Varies
Falls Church CityAffordable Housing Programs Varies
Fairfax CountyAffordable Housing Programs Varies
Loudoun CountyAffordable Housing Programs Varies
Prince William CountyAffordable Housing Programs Varies
Alive! HouseYoung Mother Housing ProgramsHomeless Mothers or Unstable Housing
Borromeo HousingYoung Mother Housing ProgramsHomeless Mothers or Unstable Housing
Second Story for Young MothersYoung Mother Housing ProgramsHomeless Mothers or Unstable Housing
Action in Community through Service (ACTS)Temporary Housing ProgramsTemporary
Carpenter’s ShelterTemporary Housing ProgramsTemporary
Catholic CharitiesTemporary Housing ProgramsTemporary
CornerstonesTemporary Housing ProgramsTemporary
Doorways for Women and FamiliesTemporary Housing ProgramsTemporary
FacetsTemporary Housing ProgramsTemporary
Good Shepherd HousingTemporary Housing ProgramsTemporary
New Hope HousingTemporary Housing ProgramsTemporary
Northern Virginia Family ServicesTemporary Housing ProgramsTemporary
Shelter HouseTemporary Housing ProgramsTemporary


Dental, behavior, and physical community medical resources.
OrganizationService TypeService Restrictions
Adams Compassionate Healthcare Network*Physical Health
Arlington Free Clinic*Physical Health, Behavioral Health, Dental Care
Arlington Pediatric Center*Physical Health, Behavioral HealthChildren
Catholic Charities*Physical Health
Culmore Clinic*Physical Health, Behavioral Health
George Mason University Student Health ServicesPhysical Health, Behavioral HealthMason Students
HealthWorks for Northern Virginia*Physical Health, Behavioral Health, Dental Care
INOVA Cares Clinic for Children*Physical HealthChildren
INOVA Cares Clinic for Women*Physical HealthWomen
Loudoun Free Clinic*Physical Health, Behavioral Health,
Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics*Physical Health
Mission Life Cener*Physical Health, Behavioral Health
Neighborhood Health*Physical Health, Behavioral Health, Dental Care
Northern Virginia Family Services*Physical Health, Behavioral Health, Dental Care
Prince William Area Free Clinic*Physical Health
Senatra Family Health Connection Mobile Clinic*Physical Health
Alexandria City*Behavioral Health
Arlington County*Behavioral Health
Arlington Free Clinic*Behavioral Health
Fairfax County*Behavioral Health
Loudoun County*Behavioral Health
Prince William County*Behavioral Health
Arlington Dental Clinic*Dental Care
Fairfax Children’s Dental Clinic*Dental CareChildren
Loudoun Dental Clinic*Dental Care
Northern Virginia Dental Clinic*Dental Care
Smiles for Children*Dental CareChildren
Enroll Virginia!Help Applying for Insurance
Young InvinciblesHelp Applying for Insurance
Student Health Insurance PlanMason’s Student Health Insurance PlanMason Students

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