Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Van for Alternative House

Alternative House is pleased to acknowledge The Ward Family Foundation’s contribution of funding, to purchase a new van to distribute survival supplies such as food and clothing to youth in need. Alternative House provides support to at-risk children, youth and families through counseling, shelter, crisis intervention, and neighborhood outreach.

Judith Dittman, Executive Director of Alternative House, states, “We are so thankful to The Ward Family Foundation for their generous donation. Our previous van was more than 10 years old and needed major engine work. The new van got us back on the street at a crucial time when cold weather and school closings increase the need for warm clothing and food for children living in poverty.”

Each month Alternative House distributes an average of 3,000 items of food and clothing to young people from its outreach van. It is a recognized and welcome sight in neighborhoods throughout Fairfax County.