Our Programs

Britepaths' programs are designed to help individuals and families in the Fairfax County area who are struggling to make ends meet. Often, they are working hard, but they live paycheck-to-paycheck. Any kind of unexpected expense, such as a car repair, rent hike or medical expenses, can throw them into a financial crisis. Our primary Programs Stabilize Families by providing short-term food and financial assistance and Build Resilience by providing mentoring, classes and longer-term guidance that help families help themselves out of their crisis and onto a path where they can plan for a stable future. Our Seasonal Supports, school supplies for students in need and holiday meals and gifts for children, relieve financial burdens and provide hope at a time when life is stressful and uncertain.

Building Resilience

Financial Literacy

Financial Mentoring, free Financial Counseling Clinics, free Basic Budgeting Classes and other opportunities and supports to help struggling families understand their finances and work toward financial self-sufficiency.

Naomi Project

A mentoring program that matches high-risk pregnant women and new mothers in Northern Virginia with trained volunteers committed to promoting healthy pregnancies and babies.

Project BRIDGE

Clients receive stability services if needed while working intensively over a year with a Financial Mentor and Britepaths staff to set and achieve financial and career development goals that will help them become financially self-sufficient.

Network Up

Did you know that 80% of jobs are filled through networking? Developing a strong network is key to accessing the "hidden" job market. Is it time for you to Network Up? Or, are you a professional who is willing to help someone Network Up?

Financial Empowerment Center at South County

Through a contract with United Way of the National Capital Area and Fairfax County, Britepaths is the lead non-profit partner managing the operation of the Financial Empowerment Center at South County (FEC), which offers Financial Coaching and workshops in budgeting, personal finance, life skills and more. 

Stabilizing Families

Food Bridge

Providing emergency and short-term food and grocery gift card assistance to Fairfax County area residents who are struggling to make ends meet, helping them bridge the gap until they can achieve self-sufficiency. Farmers Market vouchers and Food4Thought weekend food packs for students in need provide additional supports.

Financial Assistance

One-time grants to help Fairfax County area residents catch up on rent or utilities or make a greatly needed car repair so they can stay in their homes and keep their jobs while they work through a crisis.

Seasonal Supports

Holiday Program

Helping individuals and families in need in the Fairfax County area with food for Thanksgiving and the December holidays and gifts for their children in December.

Back to School Program

Ensuring that students in need in Fairfax County Public Schools receive the supplies they need to succeed during the school year.

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