SERVICES

LCAC’s Bridging program provides various services that improve literacy across the age spectrum and help remove employment-related barriers that prevent immigrant and native-born households from becoming self-sufficient. Addressing a variety of literacy and educational gaps for families through education and opportunity allows adults and children to experience literacy advancement. LCAC offers all program components including English Classes, Kids Education, Back to School outreach, computer classes, and job readiness classes.

Computer Skills Course

This four-week course covers computer basics, Microsoft Office, email, G-Suite, and more.

English Classes

The English Empowerment Center, in partnership with LCAC, offers basic courses throughout the year designed to teach the foundation skills adult English language learners (ELLs) need to speak, understand, read, and write English. The curriculum focuses on American culture and life skills essential to the workplace, community, and family, which includes an introduction to technology through blended learning. Intermediate courses  are also available to those who place out of the beginner program in partnership with Pillars 4 Humanity.

Job Readiness Workshops

Adults work with skilled volunteers/agencies that help with resumes and cover letters and assist with the job search.

 

Adult/Kids Basic Nutrition Courses:
• Series of three classes.
• Nutritional education with hands-on meal preparation, food safety, and sensible food shopping.
• LCAC clients receive ingredients for the recipes demonstrated in the class to replicate the recipes at home.
• LCAC clients will earn a graduation certificate.

 

Budgeting Courses

Households participate in sessions led by skilled volunteers to strengthen family budgeting and work to resolve financial crises.

LCAC works to eliminate hunger & address nutrition-related issues that impact a household’s budget, children’s performance in school & the overall physical health of families. Households learn various tools that help them implement changes to food budgeting & preparation and lead families on a road to healthier living. Providing families the opportunity to secure groceries weekly through the food pantry eliminates impossible choices that food insecure households throughout the U.S. are forced to make; choosing between food & safe housing, health care, or child care. 



Food Pantry

Registered clients can visit the food pantry once a week to collect their perishable & non-perishable groceries.

Food Pantry Distribution Hours:
Tuesday: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

LCAC distributes kids’ packs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during distribution. These are intended for families with children under the age of 18. 

LCAC distributes dog/cat food during distribution.


Clean Start Program

The objective of LCAC’s Clean Start program is to provide personal care items for individuals and families to not only improve their quality of life but also to free up their income for other essential household expenses (gas, school supplies, utilities, etc.). Specifically, our goal is to provide 400 families (based on a four-person household) with one bag of personal care items on a quarterly basis. Personal care items include:

        •                • Dental products
        •                • Hair care items
        •                • Deodorants
        •                • Soaps
        •                • Lotions
        •                • Shaving products
        •                • Facial and toilet tissue
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LCAC’s Sustainability program provides rent, utility, and vehicle assistance to help avoid financial crises. LCAC helps assess a family’s situation and encourages individuals and families to engage in conversation centered around the household budget.



Direct Assistance

LCAC provides direct financial assistance to help at-risk households avoid eviction or disconnection of utilities.  All applicants must be registered LCAC clients and make an appointment with our Financial Assistance Specialist. Please contact the Client Services Team during normal business hours for further questions.

  1. +Rent assistance
  2. +Utility bill assistance
  3. +Vehicle Repair Assistance Program (VRAP) 

LCAC has launched the All Can Be Healthy Initiative thanks to the support of Potomac Health Foundation and Sentara Cares.

This project responds to the need identified by Fairfax County for greater equity in making health resources more widely available to under-served individuals and families. We’ve also sought feedback from Lorton-area residents about barriers to health access. The All Can Be Healthy initiative by LCAC and our partners focuses on expanded nutritional assistance, more accessible health services, and educational programs. The goal is to enable residents to be healthier, which can allow them to become more self-sufficient. The initiative aims to serve low-income individuals and families.

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