One in three Americans over age 65 spends over a third of their income on housing. If you are a low-income individual, that leaves hardly enough for food, transportation, or medical expenses. So Fellowship Square operates four housing properties in three DC-area communities, providing affordable homes (the average monthly rent is $327) to some 800 low-income individuals ages 62 and older. At each house, a Resident Services Coordinator helps tenants access a full range of support services and resources available through Fellowship Square or other organizations whether they need help reviewing social security benefits, enrolling in Meals on Wheels, or securing a new walker. A gift fund helps cover emergency expenses, and more than 650 volunteers and community partners offer meals, entertainment, social activities, and educational programming. Your support helps seniors age in place, with dignity and independence.

COVID-19 Update: Fellowship Square hosts virtual events and meetings instead of in-person events during COVID-19. It has also benefited from community partners and volunteers stepping up to meet urgent resident needs.

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: MD-Prince George's County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Prince William County

Age Groups Served: Seniors (50+)

  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) we serve annually:   850+
  • Number of volunteers who work with us annually:   216
  • Pounds of healthy food grown/sold/distributed annually:   81,333
  • Number of hours of volunteer work we record annually:   2000+

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Budget (FY0)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
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  • Less than $500k

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