About Us

ALIVE! is the oldest and largest private safety net in the City of Alexandria, VA dedicated to fighting poverty and hunger.

ALIVE! was founded in 1969 as Alexandria Involved Ecumenically by 14 faith communities in response to rising levels of poverty in the City of Alexandria. An interfaith organization, ALIVE! has grown to 47 member congregations.

ALIVE! is also supported by the City of Alexandria; community and civic organizations; local business; and, volunteers working together to provide basic needs support to Alexandrians.

ALIVE! serves thousands of individuals every month, providing Food, Transitional Shelter, Financial Help, Eviction Prevention, Furniture & Housewares, and Early Education.

*** Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)