Newcomers & Community Guide

Newcomers & Community Guide


Area Nonprofits: Making Community Work


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Lorton: History Preserved at Pohick Church

During the Colonial period, Pohick Church was the congregation of many of the country's most prominent families, including the Washingtons, Masons and Fairfaxes.

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Places to See in Springfield District

Supervisor Pat Herrity recommends some of the many places worth visiting in his district.

There are so many quality places to visit in the Springfield District, it is hard to pick the “top ones.”

Springfield Demographics 2016

Demographics in Springfield.

Welcome All to Lee District

There are a number of sites and experiences for you to encounter in the area.

I wanted to take a minute to welcome you to our great community. Once you get settled in to your new home, I would encourage you to drop by my office at 6121 Franconia Road to visit with my staff and me. We’d love to say hello and provide you with some materials highlighting our district and are more than happy to assist you with anything you might need during this time of transition.

Springfield Area Nonprofits: Making Community Work

Making community work.

Vienna/Oakton Nonprofits: Making Community Work

Making Community Work

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) is a volunteer organization composed of men and women who are dedicated to making democracy work.

Caring for an Ill Spouse?

The Well Spouse Association, a national nonprofit which provides peer support to those caring for a chronically ill or disabled spouse, has free support groups in various northern Virginia locations. For more information, go to or call 800-838-0879.

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Keeping Youth Safe, Healthy and Drug Free

Looking for ways to keep Fairfax County youth and young adults safe, healthy and drug free? Then check out getting involved with the nonprofit Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC).

Column: Greater Transparency in Policing

Fairfax County Police embrace change, sanctity of life for all.

The Fairfax County Police Department was established on July 1, 1940 and today we have an authorized strength of 1,406 sworn law enforcement officers.

Welcoming Business Community in Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce welcomes newcomers to the area.

I am pleased to welcome you to Northern Virginia on behalf of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber) and the regional business community. The Northern Virginia Chamber is The Voice of Business in Northern Virginia, representing nearly 700 member companies which in total employ more than 500,000 members of our regional community.

Helping to End and Prevent Homelessness

Nonprofits around Northern Virginia help with chronic homelessness, homeless families, victims of domestic violence, homeless youth and more.

Nonprofits around Northern Virginia help with chronic homelessness, homeless families, victims of domestic violence, homeless youth and more.

How to Vote in Maryland

Voters in Potomac will choose candidates for President and Vice President, for U.S. Senate, for U.S. House of Representatives, several judicial elections and Board of Education.

How to Vote in Arlington

Every year is election year in Virginia; mechanics and details of voting require attention to detail.

While the Presidential election will take top billing, in Arlington four important bond questions plus one County Board seat and two School Board seats are on the ballot. Every seat in the U.S. Congress is on the ballot, meaning the 8th district in Arlington.