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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. LCAC works to assist families and individuals in crisis, but also allows them the opportunity to empower themselves through self-sufficiency programs.

Financial Assistance

LCAC provides emergency assistance to families with utilities, rent, mortgage, medical services and other essential needs. LCAC’s goal is to keep families from becoming homeless. We will help families to find matching funds from other community resources and agencies in order cover one-time financial crises if LCAC is unable to help with the entire bill. Families are encouraged to help match a portion of the funds needed. LCAC works closely with Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) in order to maximize available resources and avoid duplication. For more information, please contact Ryan Brown at or call 703-339-5161, ext. 110.

  • Financial assistance is paid directly to vendors (utility companies, landlords, etc.) and is limited to families within our service area. LCAC serves households in 22060, 22079, 22199 and 22122. Families with significant issues may enter in our case management or our long-term financial mentoring programs.
  • All households receiving any type of assistance from LCAC is required to verify all household members (IDs), current proof of address (utility bill or other current mail), and income for all household members.

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

VITA Tax Program

LCAC offers the VITA (volunteers prepare) Tax Program to help with filing federal returns for free. Clients do not need to register in advance.

Beginning on February 4, the program is held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm (we are closed on February 18). We are also open on two Saturdays from 10:00am until Noon on February 23 and March 23. Our last day of operation is April 15.

This program is offered at our Education Center, 9504 Richmond Highway in the Williamsburg Square Shopping Center. Please note: The deadline for filing 2018 federal taxes is April 15, 2019.

Download the flyer here.

For information, please contact Linda Patterson at or 703-339-5161, Ext 140.

Please bring the following items with you:

  • Photo ID for you and your spouse if filing jointly.
  • Everyone must bring a Social Security card or ITIN letter for all family members, including returning clients.
  • All income statements: W-2, W-P, W-2G & 1099, etc. q All income statements for each working dependent: W-2, etc.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Expense documents: dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card.