Helping the neediest and most vulnerable among us, ACCA offers, without regard to religious affiliation, critical assistance in emergencies: financial aid for rent and security deposits, gasoline and car repairs, utility bills, prescription drugs, medical and dental care; nutritious food and hygiene products; "gently used" furniture; transportation to medical appointments; meals on wheels for elderly shut-ins – the most basic, fundamental aid imaginable. At the same time, ACCA's Child Development Center provides affordable day care, early education, and special services annually for 183 infants and children from low-income households, the kind of help that gives families a healthy start in life. ACCA has grown to include 26 congregations in sections of Fairfax County where many low-income and immigrant families reside; emergency programs are managed and supported by church and neighborhood volunteers who work from their homes, offices, and cars, providing thousands of hours of service each month. A 50% increase in referrals, and clients whose needs have only grown, means that your generosity matters now more than ever.
Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County
Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County; Annandale; Lincolnia; Culmore; Baileys Crossroads
Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+); All
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: Disabled; Low- to Moderate-Income
Schools They Work In: Baileys Magnet Elementary School and its Community Liaison Glasgow Middle School; J.E.B. Stuart High School; Annandale High School (Student Make a Difference Award); Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology; Fairfax County Public Schools: Early Identification Program (Special Needs), Early Childhood Education Program, Virginia PreSchool Initiative, Fairfax Cares (School-based donations of food/essentials); Bishop O'Connell High School
Awards & Recognition
Volunteer Fairfax: Best Volunteer Program for 2011
Shelter House Champion Award 2011
Catalogue for Philanthropy: One of the Best Small Non-Profits 2010; Renewed for 2013/14.
Acacia Bank Award for Effective Community Non-Profit 2008 (Community Support)
Fairfax Futures Early Childhood Teacher of the Year 2008
Fairfax County Human Relations Commission 2003
4 Star Quality Rating Award to CDC 2015 by Virginia Early Childhood Foundation
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