Opening of Hope House, May 1982 with Falls Church Mayor, The Honorable Carol E. DeLong
610 Park Avenue, Falls Church Virginia 22046
52 Years of Giving Hope
Hope in Northern Virginia, Inc, a Christ-centered pregnancy center, has provided caring, confidential support and assistance to pregnant women for 52 years, by trained staff and volunteers. In the wake of legislation and social acceptance of abortion in the 1970’s, Hope’s original founder, Dorothy Garrett, saw the need for such a pregnancy center.
Hope initially occupied a space above 7 Stars convenience store in Falls Church near The State Theater. In the spring of 1982 Hope was given a home at 610 Park Avenue, where Hope initially provided residence to women facing a crisis pregnancy. Over the years Hope transitioned to focus primarily on providing educational, material, and spiritual care to women vulnerable to abortion in the community.
As the pro-life, pro-choice movement evolved, so has Hope. With the desire to add medical services, including ultrasounds, Hope relocated to a newer office building at Lee Highway/Route 29 just a few blocks from the Falls Church abortion clinic.
While the services have evolved over the decades, Hope has always provided a welcoming and warm atmosphere to any woman who calls for an appointment or knocks on Hope’s door. Hope believes that the best way to help the unborn child is to help the mother and her family. Hope is committed to helping women with initial medical assessments and connecting them with caring and supportive resources in the community. All services are free.
The heart of Hope is the genuine love and concern of our staff and volunteers for all who enter. It is the financial stewardship and generosity of our donors & supporters who make the work possible.