Let’s Celebrate 50 Years!

Since 1972, we've been providing safe havens and opportunities to grow and thrive to youth experiencing homelessness and youth and families in crisis. You've stood with us. Now join us in celebrating this milestone by visiting our Celebrating 50 Years page.

Residential Support

Our residential programs provide housing, counseling, and life skills support for teenagers experiencing crisis and young people experiencing homelessness, including pregnant and parenting young women and their children.

Community-Based Support

Our community-based programs provide after-school homework help, life skills support, and safe havens for 2nd-12th graders in vulnerable communities, as well as drop-in support for their families.


Clothing Pack

Help us provide new clothes for youth!

Donate new clothes to help families and youth in Northern Virginia! Help restock basic necessities to make sure young people have what they need to to reach their full potential.


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Jim’s Story

When “Jim” found himself at a critical turning point in his young life, he entered Second Story for Homeless Youth. Learn how the support from our program allowed him to grow and thrive while in school.



Kelsey’s story has some of the lowest lows we’ve heard yet as well as one of the most relatable closings. We hear her story, and we also talk about what goes unnoticed and unsaid about youth in crisis.

Open Door

Join Our Staff on Zoom

Learn about issues faced by youth experiencing homelessness and other crises, hear more about our programs, and find out how you can help.

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