We all share three basic needs: food, clothing, and shelter. Offering crisis intervention services throughout western Fairfax County, WFCM ensures that low-income families have the help they need to maintain self-sufficiency. Through an Emergency Financial Services program, they can receive assistance with rental and utility bills once per year; at the Food Pantry, they can make monthly appointments to select groceries in a store-like environment. WFCM provides backpacks to students in the fall, food baskets to families during the holidays, transportation to medical appointments, and furniture for the home. And for several families each year, long-term financial mentoring and budget training (coupled with monetary assistance to pay down debts) sets the course for a more self-sufficient life. Last year, 2,700 families came to WFCM for food, clothing, and shelter. You can ensure that every family has the essentials to live and to grow.

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County; WFCM serves families and individuals living in the following zip code areas:; 20121; 20120; 20151; 20124; 22033; 22039

Age Groups Served: All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Other

Population(s) Served: All

Schools They Work In: Brookfield Elementary; Bull Run Elementary; Centre Ridge Elementary; Centreville Elementary; Centreville High School; Chantilly High School; Clifton Elementary; Colin Powell Elementary; Cub Run Elementary; Deer Park Elementary; Flint Hill School; Franklin Middle School; Greenbriar East Elementary; Greenbriar West Elementary; Lees Corner Elementary; Liberty Middle School; London Towne Elementary; Mountain View Alternative High School; Navy Elementary; Poplar Tree Elementary; Rocky Run Middle School; Stone Middle School; Union Mill Elementary; Virginia Run Elementary; Westfield High School

Awards & Recognition

Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington 2009-2010, May 19, 2009


  • Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, "Friday's Hero"
    Fri Jan 29 2010, WUSA-Channel 9  
    "In this week's Friday's Heroes, we take a look at where many families are turning during these tough economic times."

Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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