Adult Education



One of the best things you can do for yourself is know and understand the language of the country you live in. This helps in everyday life with interactions at the bank, the grocery store, your children’s school, as well as in your place of work. House of Mercy is partnering with Beacon Adult Literacy, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Astar Education Services and Hogar Immigration Services for ESL programs. We are happy to help connect you to these programs.



This class is for anyone who is interested in obtaining their GED. For information on what you can do to prepare for the GED Test and to find GED classes in your area, call 877-37MYGED (877-376-9433.) You may also visit



For those who are looking to gain citizenship in the United States, we can help! We have partnered with Hogar Immigration Services and Beacon for Adult Literacy to provide citizenship consultations and classes. If you don’t know what you can apply for, please contact Hogar Immigration or Beacon and they can have that conversation.


Cooking & Nutrition

Cooking and nutrition can be daunting especially when you have limited resources. We have partnered with the Virginia Cooperative Extention to provide a comprehensive, ongoing class to help you learn how to read nutrition labels, cook new meals with basic ingredients and save time doing it. This is a great way to find some new ideas for family meals, all while staying healthy along the way! For more information email TRADFORD@PWCGOV.ORG OR PHONE 703-792-4371.

Workforce Training

Are you looking for a job? We have partnered with Catholic Charities and Astar to receive help and resources as you search for a job (or a new job). Help may include: information on employers who are hiring, job fairs, connecting with your local career center, resume review and an email newsletter with employment tips. If needed, you may also be matched one-on-one with a mentor who can help you by evaluating your individual needs for employment.