Our programs provide safe havens and opportunities to grow and thrive to children, youth, and their families. We work throughout the DMV area and our programs are broad in scope, yet each of them shares a core goal: to offer safety and opportunities at critical moments to youth in crisis. We started operating our first program in 1972 for runaway youth and youth experiencing homelessness and have grown to meet the needs of youth in our community ever since. We have served tens of thousands of young people since our inception.
Second Story for Teens in Crisis
58 youth supported residentially and 942 helped through our hotline in FY 2020
Second Story for Teens in Crisis is a voluntary program for 13-17 year olds. Teens receive safe shelter, food, clothes, and individual, group, and family counseling.
Second Story for Young Mothers
10 mothers and 11 children supported in FY 2020
Second Story for Young Mothers provides housing and counseling to young mothers experiencing homelessness so that they can learn to support themselves and their children.
Second Story for Homeless Youth
85 youth and 36 children supported in FY 2020
Second Story for Homeless Youth provides youth experiencing homelessness with a safe place to live along with case management and life skills support.
Second Story in the Community
286 children and 17,391 families served in FY 2020
Second Story in the Community serves the communities of Culmore, Annandale, and Springfield through drop-in centers and after school support for 2nd through 12th graders and their families.