WHAT WE DO
Hope For NOVA is a volunteer-driven organization that focuses on ordinary people serving under-served individuals and families in Northern Virginia. For us, mission doesn’t just mean a far-off place. It’s an everyday endeavor, across the street and across Northern Virginia. Here are the services we currently provide in the community.
Many families have to choose between rent and food. Hope for NOVA helps alleviate one choice through our emergency food assistance.
Properly fitting and warm clothes aren’t luxuries every family is able to provide. Hope for NOVA offers a clothing closet filled with new or gently used donations of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Beyond the everyday, we aim to help our shoppers during events in life: the birth of a new baby, the first day of school, a wedding or an interview for a new job.
Hope for NOVA seeks to create a second home-like atmosphere for nearby children to grow and develop healthy relationships with volunteers and one another while receiving character-building Bible lessons, recreation and nutritious meals. Hope for NOVA teams with local public schools to host professional tutoring for students who are below their grade level in reading. This program’s focus is on building the foundation for children to trust, hope and begin to dream.
At the root of many issues in our modern world is the lack of a relationship with Christ. So, we work to teach people how to have their spiritual needs fulfilled by relating to God personally through prayer, Bible study and community.
Hope For NOVA assists people who face immigration and language challenges through the sponsorship of legal screenings and citizenship classes; hosting immigration briefings; and hosting ESL classes. We also provide a summertime “Mommy and Me” preschool to help ensure children are well prepared for Kindergarten.
HOLIDAY HELP AND CELEBRATIONS
Together with many volunteers and local churches, we host several events each year aimed at helping our neighbors celebrate important holidays and milestones including Mother’s Day, back-to-school days, Thanksgiving and Christmas.