Access Our Daily Bread's Services
Our Daily Bread’s Services Include:
- Holiday Assistance: (EN ESPAÑOL) Beginning in mid-September, Our Daily Bread accepts referrals from qualified social workers for individuals and families who reside in the Fairfax County area and need assistance with Thanksgiving meals, December holiday meals and gifts for children under 18 years of age. This fall, ODB will offer a self-referral day on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Fairfax County residents who demonstrate need but do not have a social worker to refer them. CLICK HERE for information or contact the Holiday Information Line at 703-537-0643.
- Financial Assistance: Small grants to help with rent, utilities and some other basic emergency needs. Funds are paid directly to the landlord or vendor. Fairfax County area residents wishing to receive assistance must be referred to ODB by Fairfax County's Coordinated Service Planning (703-222-0880). Funds are only available from the 15th through the end of each month, and recipients of Financial Assistance are asked to attend a Basic Budgeting Class.
- Food Assistance: We have a temporary Food Program which consists of a delivery of non-perishable food items to our clients’ home two Sundays a month for approximately four months. There is often a waiting list of several months to get on our Food Program. This service requires a referral from a qualified social worker.
- Financial Literacy Mentoring and Classes: Families must be referred to us and meet eligibility criteria to receive one-on-one mentoring (FLYER). Our classes are free and open to the public. In most cases, classes do not require a referral, but we do ask that attendees RSVP. ODB is also partnering with Fairfax County, the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area, and United Community Ministries to provide Free Financial Counseling Clinics in Western Fairfax and Alexandria. CLICK HERE to learn how to access our Financial Literacy services.
- Project BRIDGE: Project BRIDGE combines our Food, Financial Assistance, Financial Literacy and Holiday programs and leverages community resources to assist struggling families in the Fairfax County area. Those accepted in our program must have the willingness to improve their financial and living situation and are required to be dedicated to the program for twelve months, be able to meet with a financial mentor twice a month and Project Bridge Manager once a month. Clients need to be working and reside in a home in the Fairfax City area. CLICK HERE for information on program requirements.
- Naomi Project: The Naomi Project assists women of all ages that are pregnant or newly parenting and whom a healthcare provider deems at risk with the pregnancy or parenting. Client needs to be resident of the Northern Virginia area and can include Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Manassas. The Naomi Project does not take self-referrals and must be referred by a social worker or counselor. All referrals will be screened for program suitability and mentor availability. Those accepted into the program must be willing to meet with a Naomi Project mentor and Area Coordinator at their (client's) home for the initial visit and maintain contact via phone, text, or email with mentor regularly thereafter. To learn more about the Naomi Project, visit our page.
- School Supply Assistance: Our Daily Bread partners with Fairfax County, Kids R First and many other local nonprofits to provide school supplies to select schools in the Fairfax County area. Families in need of school supply assistance should contact the social worker at their children's school.
Our Daily Bread is only able to provide food, financial assistance and financial mentoring to Fairfax County residents who are referred to us by a County or other social worker. CLICK HERE to see the zip codes that ODB serves.
To Speak to a Social Worker, Contact:
- Coordinated Services Planning: 703-222-0880; or
- 2-1-1 Virginia (dial 211 on your telephone to speak with a representative)
Our Daily Bread does not conduct in-person intake.
If you have questions, please call us at 703-273-8829 or email us at info@ODBFairfax.org.
For more information about resources in the Fairfax County area, see the County's Human Services Resource Guide.