Surviving the cost of living in Alexandria

What does that mean for someone with no financial cushion?  No resources?  No health insurance?  A paycheck that doesn’t stretch quite far enough?  Who are these individuals?  Where do they live?  And how do they survive?

Join Agenda Alexandria on Monday, April 25 at 7 PM as we talk with representatives of a coalition of City government offices, faith-based groups, and non-profits who provide financial and legal aid, bridge the gaps left by Medicaid, food stamps and the SNAP program, negotiate medical and dental bills, share resources and depend on a cadre of volunteers to make it all happen.

How and why did this group come together?  What are their long term goals?  What difference does it make to the citizens of Alexandria?  How you can get involved.



  • Alison Coleman, Director, Office of Community Services, Department of Community and Human Services
  • Mary Lee Anderson, Executive Director of Senior Services of Alexandria
  • Melanie Gray, Director of Outreach and Mission, Christ Church Alexandria
  • Mary Horner, Housing Justice Staff Attorney, Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Moderator: Virginia Amos


Welcome to Agenda: Alexandria, Alexandria’s premier organization exploring the issues that our City and our community face.  Join us for our monthly programs to better understand the issues. – Ricardo Alfaro, Chair

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