Share's Family Assistance Program provides emergency financial assistance to neighbors in need of urgent help with payments for rent, utilities, medical services, prescriptions, and other essential services. Even in a prosperous community like ours, there are many people living paycheck to paycheck, or others who have lost their jobs or experienced a family crisis and need a hand up.
Through the Family Assistance program, counsellors in our area schools may request assistance for their students who may not afford to be a part of an extracurricular activity or other additional school-based programs.
Do You Need Help?
Our neighbors in need are referred to Share by the Fairfax County Coordinated Planning Services department at (703) 222-0880. Neighbors residing in the Share service areas of McLean, Great Falls, and Pimmit Hills, (zip codes, 22101, 22102, 22066 and parts of 22043) may call the Share answering service directly at (703) 229-1414. A Share Family Assistance Coordinator will call back to determine the need and qualifications for assistance.
How You Can Help
Please consider donating to your neighbors in need! Our donate page lists many convenient ways to donate funds.
Family Assistance Coordinators receive referrals from social workers and arrange for the payment of rent, utilities, and other needs in accordance with Share guidelines. Coordinators take calls for one week and can work from home. Please complete the volunteer form if you would like more information on how to volunteer.