Fredericksburg Area Service League

FASL funds will be used to support the Thurman Brisben Center which i 80-bed homeless shelter that has served over 7000 men, women, and children. $1500 of the funds will be used to pay the costs of a one-week local summer camp experience for children residing at the Center with their families and the remaining $1500 will support temporary child care services for children residing at the Center as
needed for their parents to obtain employment and/or housing

FASL funding will focus on the children's Summer Camp program. Each year, the Hope House children participate in the Spotsylvania YMCA camp. This 10-week program, is for pre-school and school-age children and promotes academic and social skills development.

FASL will provide volunteer support for the Family Nights as well as for the Bike Rodeo, which promotes the importance of wearing helmets when riding bicycles, skateboards and scooters. FASL will also provide funding for Head Start and the Virginia Preschool Initiative, enabling children to attend a fall field trip to Belvedere Plantation, which is linked to the preschool curriculum.

FASL funding will be used to provide intervention and treatment services to child victims of
abuse which includes sexual abuse and physical abuse. Our mission is “to reduce the
trauma to child victims by coordinating and strengthening the community response to
the abuse” We do this by utilizing the Mulit-Disciplinary Team Approach incorporating
law enforcement, CPS, Prosecution, Victim witness, and medical/mental health to
provide all necessary services to the child victim.

Thurman Brisben Center:

Fredericksburg Regional Head Start

Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center

Rappahannock Refuge, Inc., Hope House

Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters

Spotsylvania County School Head Start









FASL funding will be used to purchase luggage for children coming into our care. Typically,
children pulled from their homes by CPS and placed in foster care have their belongings
placed in a garbage bag which moves home to home with them. We feel luggage gives
the children a sense of pride and something of their own.

National Counseling Group Treatment Foster Care:

If you are an organization working to better the lives of children in the Fredericksburg area you can apply for financial or voluntary support with FASL.


 for more information on how to apply.

All donations will go to improving the lives of children in Fredericksburg and the surrounding area. We continue to support local organizations, which provide these children with greater opportunities, education and safety awareness.

FASL is financially supporting 7 community charitable organizations and programs this year and all donations are welcome! You can choose to help directly by making a monetary donation, or by donating an item or service, which we can auction at one of our fundraising events.

FASL funding will be used to help at-risk Head Start and Virginia Preschool Initiative students to Hazelwild Summer Day Camp. The opportunity to participate in such a high quality summer camp experience is otherwise unavailable to these children.

FASL funds will recruit, screen and train volunteer mentors, who will help children deal with trauma and adversity in their life. Background checks, sex offender registry checks and reference checking all contribute to keeping the children of our community safe.