Homestretch helps families and children in the Virginia area break the cycle of poverty through programs that encourage independence. Since its launch in 1990, Homestretch has assisted 1,000 families become self-supporting and productive members of the community. Homestretch’s programs teach individuals how to sustain full-time employment, earn a high school diploma, pay taxes and own a home.

To donate online to Homestretch, please click here. Once you select your donation amount, select “add to cart” and then select “go to checkout” on the right side of the page. After you have read and agreed to the Terms & Conditions select “pay now.” At the bottom of the next page, please select your designation as “The Washington Post Helping Hand.”

To donate to Homestretch by mail, send a check payble to “Homestretch” to Homestretch, 303 S. Maple Ave. Falls Church, Va. 22046, Attention: Nan Monday. Please note “Helping Hand” on the memo line.

Please note, by selecting to make a donation in the name of The Washington Post Helping Hand, the donor is authorizing the selected nonprofit to share the donor’s name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number and donation amount with The Washington Post for the purpose of acknowledging individual donations.

Read more about Homestretch in The Washington Post:

Helping families overcome homelessness and its causes

A Fairfax charity is ready for its close-up

Helping to make homelessness history

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“Everything I do is because I want to be the best parent”