Community Resources

ESL Classes: LCAC partners with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) to offer English classes to adult residents of southeast Fairfax County. The course content focuses on helping students improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The classes also provide information about American culture and life skills important to the workplace, community, and family.

The course is offered at Lorton Senior Center with sessions ranging from 6 – 14 weeks with classes two times per week. For more information, please call 703-339-5161. http://www.lcnv.org

The Fairfax County Community Health Care Network (CHCN)  is a partnership of health professionals, physicians, hospitals, and local government. CHCN was formed to provide primary health services for low income, uninsured residents of Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, who cannot afford primary medical care services for themselves and their families. CHCN – South County

8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 301Alexandria, VA 22309           703-704-5333

Home Heating Fuel and Crisis Assistance Programs: Need some help with your Oil Heat or Electric bill. Coordinated Family Services may be able to help.

Call 703-222-0880 for Electric Bill Help.  Call 703-324-7604 for Oil Heat Assistance.

Residents of Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church who need help to pay their home heating bills, or who face an emergency heating situation this winter, may be able to get assistance from two federally funded programs locally administered by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services.

Legal Assistance and Mediation:

Fairfax Bar Lawyer Referral and Information Service 703-246-3780

www.fairfaxbar.org

Center for Elder Rights, Virginia Department for the Aging Toll Free 800-552-3402 www.vda.virginia.gov

Legal Services of Northern Virginia 703-246-4500

www.lsnv.org

Northern Virginia Mediation Service 703-993-3656

www.nvms.us

Potomac Legal Aid 703-532-2525

www.potomaclegalaid.org

Virginia State Bar Association 804-775-0500

www.vsb.org

The Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC): seeks to provide low-income individuals, senior citizens and families residing in Fort Belvoir, Lorton, Newington and other portions of southeast Fairfax County with access to basic needs and the opportunity to empower themselves through LCAC’s self-sufficiency programs. LCAC strives to connect people with other programs in the area that will have a positive impact on a family’s long-term “health.” LCAC helps to prevent homelessness by offering emergency financial assistance for rent or mortgage, as well as utilities.
LCAC is an independent 501(c)3, nonprofit organization that partners with a wide array of religious groups, community organizations, corporations, individuals and local businesses to fulfill its mission. Volunteers play an integral role in all aspects of LCAC’s programs and services. LCAC, P.O. Box 154, Lorton Virginia 22199-0154. Client Service Location- 9518 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079
Hours – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday  703-339-5161

http://www.lortonaction.org/

Pro Bono Legal Services: LCAC partners with the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, a program of the Fairfax Law Foundation, to provide pro bono legal services to clients. An attorney or paralegal is available once a month to meet with clients at LCAC’s office. Clients are able to get assistance on a wide range of civil matters, including employment, immigration and housing; family matters such as child custody and support, divorce, public benefits and consumer matters. Service is offered at Lorton Senior Center one evening per month. For more information, call 703-339-5161.

http://fairfaxlawfoundation.org