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
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
or call 703-339-5161, ext. 110.
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
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
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