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How You Can Help

We can’t achieve our goals without your help. Whether you donate your time, new or gently used items, or funds; your assistance is imperative to the work we do.

We are always in need of food items or home cooked meals.  If you or your youth group is looking to donate a meal, do a food drive, or find other ways to donate food, please contact our Operations Manager, Rafael Matos at to coordinate.

You can also sign up to donate a specific meal to one of our homes by clicking here:

Holiday Meals Sign-up

Please click on the link to sign-up to donate a dish or a full meal to one of CLA Homes: Sign up 


Please send an email to if you need help signing up!

We periodically update our Amazon Wish List which can be found here

And we are always in need of the following items for our homes:

  • Toiletries (shampoo, shaving cream, lotion, etc)
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels)
  • Sheets, towels and other linens in good to new condition
  • Gift cards for activities such as movie theaters, recreational facilities or events.
  • Periodically, we may also need good condition household items and furniture with delivery.

Whether you are able to make an in-kind donation, volunteer or provide a financial contribution, your assistance helps us ensure that the individuals we support have the resources they need to continue to thrive in their community.

Donations, cash gifts and bequests to Community Living Alternatives, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation, are tax-deductible, as provided by law. (Please consult your tax advisor).

A donation to CLA helps support our efforts to provide housing, assistance and skill building to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Use the following mailing address to send your check or money order:

Community Living Alternatives
9401 Lee Highway, Suite 406
Fairfax, VA 22031-1803

Leave us a message at 703-352-0388, x100

To make a financial donation click on “DONATE TODAY” above.

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