MEMORIAL DAY: United Community is closed on May 30th, 2022

About Us

One Road. One Community. One Goal.

Founded in 1969 by several faith-based groups and a handful of dedicated volunteers, our United Community has grown from a small grassroots effort to what is now the leading human services non-profit agency in southeastern Fairfax County.

Our Mission

To build thriving communities and create equitable opportunities by providing supportive services and advancing community driven solutions.

Our Vision

To end multigenerational poverty. 

Our Community

Our work is important.

83% of United Community’s clients live at or below the federal poverty level. The area we serve (the Route 1 Corridor) has a high concentration of affordable housing, but few amenities, features, or supports to help residents – especially low-income and residents of color – to improve their quality of life.

“An Island of Disadvantage” – 2017 NVHF Report

For the 96% of white residents living along the Potomac River, there is a zero poverty rate. While across the highway – where 70% of residents are Hispanic and African American – there is an overall poverty rate of nearly 20%.

Local residents waiting in the line of the United Community food pantry during the covid-19 pandemic.

What We Stand For

Our values.


We are accountable to each other, our community, our partners, and our supporters to ensure we are living out our values and centering community-driven solutions to create equitable and thriving communities.


We believe that collaboration is essential to advancing our mission and commit to pursuing deep and meaningful partnerships with each other and with our community. 


We understand that to build trust with each other and our community, we must engage one another with empathy, compassion, and understanding. 


We are committed to our work with integrity by being honest, showing dignity, and having mutual respect for each other. 


We are united in promoting our mission through strong teamwork, clear communication, and mutual support

Family getting a backpack during the United Community back to school event.


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