Services Self Sufficiency Resources

Founded in 1975, LCAC is an independent 501(c)3, nonprofit organization serving the residents of Fort Belvoir, Lorton, Newington and other portions of southeast Fairfax County with access to basic needs and the opportunity to empower themselves through LCAC’s self-sufficiency programs.

Self Sufficiency Resources

Case Management

LCAC works one-on-one with clients that require individual counseling and assistance. Staff works to empower people with basic life skills by addressing such topics as budget management, locating housing, how to retain housing, accessing transportation, problem solving, resolving medical issues, and finding and keeping employment.

For more information, please contact Stacie Desper at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 703-339-5161, ext. 110.

ESL Classes

LCAC partners with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) to offer English classes to adult residents of southeast Fairfax County. The course content focuses on helping students improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The classes also provide information about American culture and life skills important to the workplace, community, and family.

The course is offered three times a year with sessions ranging from 6 – 14 weeks with classes two times/week.

For additional information, please call 703-339-5161, ext. 171

Nutrition Classes

LCAC offers a six-week nutrition course. Students learn about stretching their food budget, understanding food labels, how to prepare balanced meals and basic nutrition. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish. Free childcare is available.

To learn more, contact Linda Patterson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 703-339-5161, ext. 140.

Pro Bono Legal Services

LCAC partners with the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, a program of the Fairfax Law Foundation, to provide pro bono legal services to clients. An attorney or paralegal is available once a month to meet with clients at LCAC’s office. Clients are able to get assistance on a wide range of civil matters, including employment, immigration and housing; family matters such as child custody and support, divorce, public benefits and consumer matters.

For more information, call 703-339-5161, ext. 171

Basic Budgeting Class

LCAC offers a one session class, Money Matters, four times each year to interested households who would benefit from learning basic budgeting. This class, and the more extensive financial mentoring program, are designed to equip clients to better manage their resources. Successful clients will complete budgets and begin to develop goals based on this course.

For more information, please contact Stacie Desper at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 703-339-5161, ext. 110.

Long-term Financial Mentoring

LCAC offers a long-term financial mentoring class twice yearly using the FDIC's Money Smart materials. Clients are screened using a Self-Sufficiency scale to target families for whom the course would have the largest impact. Families are paired with a mentor throughout the six month course to help families become more stable. Clients completing this course will have a working budget along with short- and long-term financial goals developed.

For more information, please contact Stacie Desper at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 703-339-5161, ext. 110.

 

 

LCAC, P.O. Box 154, Lorton Virginia 22199-0154
Client Service Location- 9518 Richmond Highway
Hours - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
703-339-5161     info@lortonaction.org For Virginia Relay, call 711.