Bridges to Independence is Northern Virginia’s leading provider of services for homeless women/families and those at risk. We offer a continuum of aid and support for all family members, helping them attain stability and move forward into self-sufficiency. Prevention is our other priority – reaching out to at-risk families and helping them avoid homelessness in the first place.

graphic-front-page-medalA private, nonprofit organization, Bridges has been working with and for homeless families since 1985, when we were founded as the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless. We became Bridges to Independence in 2015 because we needed a name that better reflects how our mission and service spectrum have evolved and expanded over the years.


“Partner. Progress. Prosper.” is shorthand. It sums up our goals for client families, our comprehensive approach to programming, and our relationship and service to the broader community.



Bridges to Independence provides a foundation
for women and families to rebuild their lives.