Loudoun Aftercare Program (LAP)
The Loudoun Aftercare Program (LAP) was founded on a holistic approach to healing the individual body, mind and spirit and in so doing healing relationships with family and the community. As a volunteer organization, drawing from the faith-based community, we look to reach out to the Loudoun County citizens to help those who choose to help themselves by offering crisis management for those in the community who do not have even the most basic of needs being met. To that end we provide basic and emergency needs, transitional housing and the core of our program one-on-one mentoring. There is no better way to touch another human life than to share your life by giving of your gifts, talents and time and being there for someone who needs a friend and role model consistently there for them day in and day out.
We were founded in February 2006 holding our first training at the Loudoun County Office of the Sheriff training facility. Both the sheriff’s office and Probation and Parole, District 25 participated in that first training. Our original program, Partner for Success, our mentoring program, is still the foundation of the Loudoun Aftercare Program. In 2008, realizing such a need for housing for the men and women being released from our local jail, the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center, Alpha House was born allowing us to offer a six month to one year stay for our men and, in May 2010, a long overdue home for our women.