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.
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.
In parts of Loudoun, more than half of children are economically disadvantaged, placing them at risk for abuse, neglect and academic challenges. For many of these students, the high school drop-out rate reaches up to 7 times the county average. The challenges these children face start early and have long-term effects on their ability to enter post-secondary education, succeed in the workforce, and overcome poverty.
The Opportunity Center narrows the opportunity gaps for economically disadvantaged children in our community. Through our two-generation approach, we focus on youth programs that improve academic achievement and self-esteem, as well as parent education and support programs that build healthy, stable family units in which children can thrive long-term.
Our programs are uniquely effective at reaching a large portion of the at-risk population that other organizations cannot, because they are led by bilingual teachers and staff.
The Opportunity Center, located in Sterling, Virginia, is the hub of local services offered by INMED Partnerships for Children, an international nonprofit. For more than 30 years, INMED Partnerships for Children has been transforming the lives of disadvantaged children all around the world. Learn more about INMED’s international programs at https://inmed.org.
We provide funds and resources to impact lives in the areas of health, education, and employment.
Since our inception in 2013, we have sought to develop a long-term, sustainable solution while reaching out to local leaders and global organizations to gain lessons learned from those on the ground.
What we found was one core truth; any lasting impact has to be focused on education.
Our Mission is to provide sustainable solutions to undeveloped communities. Our vision is to provide better access to resources and education around the world.
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.
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.