Read more about what's new with our programs, issues our work addresses like trafficking, homelessness, and poverty, and updates on our work and your support.
We are thankful for anyone able and willing to help us communicate our work. If you have creative ideas to help us spread the word through social media, print, television, an online publication, or another medium, or if you are a member of the press, we would love to talk to you. Please contact our Communications Manager.
Give with Confidence this Holiday Season
Read our Board President's annual holiday letter and learn about our top ratings from charity-vetting organizations.
Holiday Gifts for Youth
Every year Second Story gives a few holiday gifts to the youth in our programs to help make their holidays brighter, and we need your help to make it happen.
We earned a 100% from Charity Navigator
The world’s largest and most trusted nonprofit evaluator gave Second Story a perfect score!
Donate Thanksgiving Baskets
Donate Thanksgiving baskets this holiday season and help feed a family of six through Second Story's Community Based programs.
2023 Beacon of Hope Recap
On October 25, 2023, our community came together in support of local youth and families in need. We heard powerful testimonials from individuals who know first-hand how support can make a difference in one’s life. Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, and sponsored our event. You helped us raise over $250,000! That amount will
Beacon of Hope Fundraiser
Our local youth need us! Join us on October 25th to make a difference in our community.
Save the Date
We're thrilled to be back in person this year! Mark your calendars to join us for our annual Beacon of Hope Breakfast Fundraiser on October 25, 2023 from 8:00 to 9:00 AM ET at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia.
Learning Series: Youth Homelessness in Fairfax County
We held a virtual discussion with two local leaders on the subject of youth homelessness. Together, we'll learn more.
Join Our 2S Task Force
We are updating this page with our immediate needs as we respond to changing circumstances.
Thank You & Happy New Year from Second Story Staff!
As we start off the new year, we reflected on how your support made our 2022 a little brighter. Learn how you made an impact across all Second Story programs.
Giving Tuesday: Second Story’s Holiday Letter
Read Second Story's 2022 holiday letter from our Board President to learn more about how you can support our mission.
Register for our Beacon of Hope Virtual Fundraiser
Register for our Beacon of Hope Virtual Fundraiser so you can help ensure Second Story's programs remain open and uninterrupted in the year ahead.
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.
4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Human Trafficking and Youth
While human trafficking is a growing problem throughout the country, our backyards are no exception to this. Read on to learn more about human trafficking and youth.