Loudoun Cares has been connecting residents and nonprofits since 2003.
The Loudoun Cares Information and Referral Helpline, now in its fourteenth year of operation, is a telephone helpline available from 9 AM to 5 PM, M-F, providing information and assistance for county residents looking for health and human services. To read more about the Information & Referral Helpline click here.
Our South Street Nonprofit Center, opened in 2010, currently provides business space for seven nonprofit agencies. To read more about the Nonprofit Center click here.
Loudoun Cares operates the only online Volunteer Center exclusive to Loudoun County. We match citizens and businesses with local nonprofits looking for volunteer support. To read more about our Volunteer Center click here. To start volunteering click here.
Loudoun Cares is also in the business of training the youth of Loudoun to be outstanding volunteers through our Claude Moore Community Builders program. The program supports youth volunteers, the nonprofits in which they are placed, and the Loudoun residents that have benefited from a total of over 32,000 hours of volunteer service since the program began in 2007. To read more about the Claude Moore Community Builders program click here.
Children's Medical Nutrition Alliance
Thousands of children in the United States face severe health consequences because of conditions and diseases that make it impossible to consume a natural, life-sustaining diet. To live and thrive, they are dependent on specialized—and costly—medical foods and formulas.
The nonprofit Children’s Medical Nutrition Alliance (CMNuA) empowers, educates, assists, advocates for and supports ALL patients who require medical nutrition. In doing so, CMNuA has created the first-ever national coalition dedicated to enhancing the lives of all patients in need of medical nutrition regardless of their underlying condition.
Where do all good things start? In the heart. At 9 years old, Gabriella Miller was diagnosed with DIPG – Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma – an inoperable brain tumor, which is terminal upon diagnosis. Her tumor was the size of a walnut. Gabriella quickly became a global advocate for children with cancer. She and her family raised nearly $300,000 for children’s cancer charities and spread awareness that the need was great, but the funding was low. She founded the Smashing Walnuts Foundation to change that.
Less than a year after her diagnosis, Gabriella passed away surrounded by family and friends who promised to continue her work. An interview, filmed two weeks before her death, led to her name being added to a Federal Bill allocating $126 million for childhood disease research and kick started our mission to focus on research.
Today our organization provides funding, lobbying and directed resources to develop better treatment protocols and a cure. We partner with government organizations, lawmakers, businesses, nonprofits, communities and children who share our goal.
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
National Capital Lyme Disease Association
The National Capital Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Association (NatCapLyme) is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of those suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. Founded in 2001, our organization has chapters throughout Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and North Carolina. Our members, including our board of directors, have either experienced the disease personally or have loved ones suffering from a tick-borne illness. We promote prevention through education and awareness, as well as encourage doctor training and research for timely diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses.
Loudoun Habitat for Humanity
At Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, we do more than build houses. We partner with homebuyers, volunteers, donors, businesses and community organizations to transform lives and rebuild communities. Houses are sold at an affordable, no-profit rate with no-interest mortgages to qualified home buyers who earn 30% to 60% of the area median income. They complete volunteer hours (sweat equity) and attend classes to learn the skills needed to successfully own and maintain a home for the rest of their lives. These individual homeowners become part of a larger group that works to bring change and new life to communities. Through community planning and neighborhood engagement, Loudoun Habitat encourages the growth of healthy communities throughout Loudoun County.
The need for affordable housing and better communities is real and the impact of the Habitat model can be seen in neighborhoods throughout the United States. With the investment in their home, home buyers improve their financial standing and provide stability for their family. As a result, children perform better in school, families feel safer, and neighborhoods improve.