Established in 1970 to address the need for affordable housing, Cornerstones has grown to become a significant human services provider and advocate for those struggling to make ends meet in Northern Virginia. In this otherwise wealthy and well-resourced region the number of community residents coming to Cornerstones for one or more services continues to be alarmingly high. During Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), Cornerstones served almost 16,000 individuals, including 2,576 families and 5,373 children. experiencing homelessness, poverty, and inequity in Northern Virginia.
life-changing help and support in times of crisis
Stability is about meeting critical human need when it is on your doorstep — shelter, hunger, eviction, utilities shut-off, illness, unemployment, and abuse. Cornerstones offers swift triage and vital support to our most vulnerable neighbors in times of crisis Read more >>
Empowerment is support after the crisis. Cornerstones provides a choice of wrap-around resources including job search and readiness support programs, financial counseling, affordable childcare, and other opportunities to ensure that everyone thrives in our community Read more >>
Hope — building resilience across generations
Hope is about taking a leadership role in creating meaningful, enduring change that benefits our entire community. Cornerstones rallies corporate and individual allies, diverse nonprofit cohorts, and local/state/national policy advisors and decision-makers to advocate and drive innovative, scalable solutions. Read more >>