Buyer's Guide

Health, Hot Lines, Support Groups

Al-Anon & Alateen, 800-356-9996

Your Call is Confidential

Alzheimer's Association, 800-272-3900 (Hotline)

The Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups allow families to meet other caregivers to share experiences and caregiving tips while developing coping skills.

American Cancer Society, 800-ACS-2345

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Arthritis Foundation, 202-537-6800

The Arthritis Foundation sponsors fibromyalgia/arthritis support groups and programs throughout the Washington area.

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, 800-727-9333

The Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Greater DC Chapter, has a goal of assisting asthma and allergy sufferings in successfully managing and controlling their disease through the support of education, referrals and research.

Child Find of America

800-426-5678 - To Locate Missing Children

800-292-9688 - Parental Abduction Mediation

Your Call is Confidential

Child Care Assistance Program-Fairfax County

Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR) provides financial assistance for child care to low and moderate income Fairfax County families who are working, or who are in education/training programs.

Eye Care America, 800-222-3937

EyeCare America's mission is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness, educating and facilitating eye care for the public.

Fairfax County's Adult Protective Services Hotline, 703-324-7450

Your Call is Confidential

Fairfax County's Child Protective Services Hotline, 703-324-7400

Your Call is Confidential

Fairfax County's Homelessness and Emergency Shelters

There are five Fairfax County-owned Emergency Shelters which are operated by community non-profit organizations. Click the above link to see what the procedures are for families and for adults without children who need emergency shelter or other emergency housing assistance.

Haven of Northern Virginia, 703-941-7000

4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale, VA 22003

Haven is a non-profit, non-sectarian community organization of trained volunteers that offers emotional support to the bereaved, the seriously ill, the dying and to their families and friends.

Housing and Community Service of Norther Virginia, 703-372-5440

The mission of Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia, Inc. (HCSNV) is to provide housing-related and other community services and advocate the need for affordable, decent and accessible housing to improve the quality of life and promote self-sufficiency for households in need. Established in 1994, HCSNV provides homeless prevention services to communities throughout Fairfax County.

National Cocaine Hotline, 800-262-2463

Your Call is Confidential

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency, 800-622-2255

Your Call is Confidential

National Herpes Hotline, 888-411-4377

Your Call is Confidential

National Immunization Information Hotline, 800-232-2522

Your Call is Confidential

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline, 800-662-HELP

Your Call is Confidential

National Runaway Switchboard, 800-621-4000

Are you having problems at home? Are you thinking about running away? Have you already run away and need to find a place to say, food, clothing? Call us today, your call is confidential.

National STD and AIDS Hotline, 800-227-8922, 800-342-2437

Your Call is Confidential

Parental Stress Help Line, 800-367-2543

Your Call is Confidential

Parkinson Foundation, 703-287-8729

The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) provides education and wellness programs for people living with Parkinson's disease and their carepartners/families in the DC-MD-VA areas. We offer free exercise classes, dance classes, communications, yoga and more, and we have a yearly symposium where doctors come and speak about the latest research and topics on the disease. PFNCA also provides resources for a network of support groups for people with Parkinson's and their caregivers in the area.

Relay for Life George Mason University

Relay For Life raises funds to fight cancer while raising awareness about cancer prevention and the programs and services offered by the American Cancer Society. During the event, a festival atmosphere is created by team members camping out, enjoying music, food, games, entertainment, friendly competition and camaraderie!

Suicide Crisis Hotline, 703-527-4077, 800-784-2433, 800-273-8255

CrisisLink's 24-hour suicide, crisis and information/referral hotline provides callers with the tools they need to help themselves. Staffed by trained volunteers and crisis line workers, this free service gives individuals problem-solving skills and information regarding community resources so that they may better cope with emotional trauma, personal and family crisis.

United Community Ministries, 703-768-7106

United Community Ministries (UCM) is a private, non-profit, community-based social service agency that assists low-income families and individuals in Northern Virginia. As a safety net in the community, UCM provides community members who have fallen on hard times with practical solutions to get back on their feet. People who come to UCM receive the help and hope they need to develop skills for long-term self-sufficiency.

Volunteer Fairfax, 703-246-3460

Since 1975, Volunteer Fairfax has been the heart of volunteering in Fairfax County. With a personal touch, the volunteer center matches the skills and interests of volunteers and donors to the needs of local nonprofit organizations, helping to build a better community through service. Through a variety of programs and services, Volunteer Fairfax strengthens the capacity of its nonprofit members and offers meaningful volunteer opportunities for local citizens.