“Second Home supports the whole child and opens a path to a more abundant life.”  – Pastor Bob Humphrey, Muhlenberg Lutheran Church

Second Home Mission

We provide children with a safe place to learn and grow, we offer support that ensures academic success, and we strive to have each child recognize their potential.

Second Home Vision

We envision a community where all children are afforded the same opportunities to thrive, and barriers of poverty and difference are overcome.

Second Home Values

We respect the value and potential of every child. We seek to model the positive social interactions we want our youth to exhibit. We recognize our children are parts of families, and we engage those families as partners.

“I’m not afraid the teacher will call on me. I get help with my homework and now I know all the answers” – Second Home student

Second Home is a community supported, affordable, and academically focused before and after school care program supporting some of the most marginalized families in Harrisonburg, VA. Second Home is licensed and a United Way partner agency. Since 2007, Second Home has helped hundreds of students improve academically with special focus on Math and Literacy. Our students have learned social and life skills, and participated in character building, healthy lifestyle, and career exploration activities. Field trips, community service projects, hands on STEM activities, and visitors from the community have enhanced our students’ learning experience while helping to reduce the 6000 hour learning gap most of them face during the first decade of their childhood. Second Home provides long lasting benefits by helping children who were previously at risk because they were home alone. Prevention of drug use, gang activity, as well as inspiration for success in school, may give hope to these children for a step up from poverty and a more promising future.

Upcoming Events!

Read Across America- March 1st, 4:15-5:30
RSVP at secondhomeharrisonburg@gmail.com
A $5 donation would supply a take home book for a student, which would be greatly appreciated

Chipotle Fundraiser- March 5th 4:00 – 8:00
Come support Second Home by joining us at Chipotle, present our flyer at the register and a portion of the proceeds will come back to Second Home.


Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. Musical- April 12th-14th
Come support our children in their performance of the musical Peter Pan. They have been working hard all year and would love the support!
Friday, April 12th – 7:00
Saturday, April 13th- 7:00
Sunday, April 14th- 3:00

Great Community Give- April 17th
The Great Community Give is a single day of giving to partnered local nonprofits to promote charitable giving in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
Support Second Home

Charity Golf Tournament May 3rd
We are looking for silent auction donations valued $50 or more, sponsors, and participants.