Shutdown Resources: Get Help or Give Help

January 24th, 2019

Britepaths understands our neighbors are struggling financially due to the government shutdown, and we are here to help. We also greatly welcome donations to help us respond quickly to the need. The shutdown is over, thankfully, but we are concerned that some who were affected will experience longer-term effects, and we remain standing by to help!

Do You Need Help?

Food/Financial Assistance: If you are a Fairfax County resident needing help due to the shutdown, Britepaths may be able to provide emergency food or financial assistance. We require a referral from a social worker. We recommend contacting Fairfax County's Coordinated Services Planning at 703.222.0880 to request assistance. See our Get Help page to learn more.

Financial Coaching: Get help prioritizing your bills! Northern Virginia residents may schedule a free, one-on-one Financial Coaching session with a trained volunteer at the Financial Empowerment Center at South County. Click Here to schedule, or contact the FEC at 703.704.6101 or Britepaths manages the Financial Empowerment Center at South County through a grant from the United Way of the National Capital Area and Fairfax County. 

Can YOU Help?

We have begun fulfilling requests for assistance and anticipate the demand to increase. You can help us support families affected by the shutdown by making a donation today!

  • Donate Now via our secure on-line donation form. Note "shutdown" in Comments.
  • OR Donate via our Catalogue for Philanthropy page and Britepaths will be eligible for a match from the Harman Family Foundation. First $10,000 donated to their campaign will be matched dollar for dollar! Learn More

Checks are welcome! Mail to Britepaths at 3959 Pender Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030. Write "shutdown" in the memo line.