Connecting Services and People
Connections for Hope Partnership campus in Herndon, brings together co-located nonprofit and community organizations and government agencies that work together to improve service delivery to residents in the community. These services strengthen the clients’ stability and include client-identified goal development; referrals to resources, such as emergency food and financial assistance, dental or medical assistance or benefits; opportunities to engage in direct programming and services at Cornerstones, such as housing counseling and eviction prevention, employment services, educational assistance, financial literacy, and citizenship classes; and access to partner resources and programs such as ESL and parenting classes, pro bono legal support, immigration legal services, childcare, youth afterschool and academic enrichment programs, and computer courses offered at one of two offices: Connections for Hope Partnership and Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center.
The Pathways to Sustainable Employment program located at the Connections for Hope Partnership office offers individuals an opportunity to position themselves better for jobs in not just traditional, but new and growing employment sectors. The program comprises a number of components: a 10-day, 30-hour job-readiness curriculum; employment clinics where clients receive assistance in identifying growth sectors in their areas of interest and can apply for available positions within those sectors; access to the professional expertise of volunteers who mentor clients; monthly workshops; and one-on-one employment counseling.
Connections for Hope Partnership includes:
Cornerstones, Managing Partner
All Ages Read Together
Fairfax County Health Department – Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
HealthWorks for Northern Virginia Herndon
Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center
Just Neighbors Immigration Legal Services
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (ESOL classes)
And several collaborators providing a variety of programs and services
Connections for Hope Partnership offices are located at:
1141 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
HealthWorks for Northern Virginia is located in the same building on the third floor.
The other service location is the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center
1086 Elden St.
Herndon, VA 20170
Questions about Connections for Hope Partnership? Contact Sarah Newman, Director, Community Partnerships, 703-429-5010 or Bill Threlkeld, Division Director, Community Building and Self Sufficiency, 571-323-9579.