Celebrating the Stories

Client Success
Shawn, BCCS Shelter Guest
Homeless Shelter
Shawn, Shelter Guest |

“I spent 30 days at the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter. During my first day in the shelter, I was not familiar with the process, as I had never been homeless before. Upon intake, the staff helped ease my transition and make me feel welcome in the program.”

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Joshua, BCCS Shelter Guest
Homeless Shelter
Joshua, Shelter Guest |

“Because of [Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter], I have not only maintained my job, but have since went from seasonal workhouse associate to full-time IT equipment coordinator for my entire building.”

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Parenting Support
Lidia |

Lidia’s determination to see that her children have the opportunity for a good life and good education colors all of her life, and it is enabled by the advice, support and connection Healthy Families provides for Lidia and her husband.

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Life Skills
Ada |

Ada received the support and resources she needed to become “a better mom, better co-worker and a better human being” through NVFS.

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Early Childhood Development
Sezounde |

With services from Early Head Start and social interactions with their peers at daycare, both of Sezounde’s children are hitting all the right milestones — and she now has the tools with which to build them a brighter future.

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Mental Health
Glenda |

Healthy Families gave Glenda the tools to work through her postpartum depression and help her become a stable, independent mom.

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Life Skills
Anatolia |

When Anatolia became pregnant at 19, she wasn’t sure where to turn. She knew she needed help to prepare for her new role as a mom and found support through NVFS to ensure her success as a parent, and in creating a brighter future for herself and her daughter.

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Youth Development
Mario |

Mario was struggling with school and getting into trouble in his neighborhood. His mother wasn’t sure where to turn, so his school counselor contacted NVFS’ Intervention, Prevention & Education (IPE) program.

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Entrepreneurship
Mercedes |

Mercedes owned her own truck and made an hourly rate by renting it out to a friend to use as a snow plow. When she found out how much her friend made, plowing snow for VDOT, she decided to look into becoming a snow plow contractor herself.

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Early Childhood Development
Nuria |

How Nuria received the peace of mind she needed to flourish by placing her son in Head Start.

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Family Reunification
Lydia |

Lydia came to the United States to reconnect with her mother after being apart for five years. Through NVFS’ family reunification program, she was able to not only rebuild that relationship, but prepare herself for a brighter future.

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Entrepreneurship
Octavio |

With Escala’s assistance, Octavio completed his business plan for a full-service electrical contracting company and had the guidance he needed to successfully move forward. His salary has increased by 50 percent, and he has been able to successfully send two of his children to college.

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Food Assistance
MP and Family |

NVFS’ Hunger Resource Center provided more than food for M.P.’s family — it offered hope and compassion to people in need, and ensured they had what they needed to make it through difficult situations.

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Well-Being
Abby |

Bringing home a new baby, especially her first, is often the happiest moment of a mother’s life. However, this was not the case for Abby. Learn how NVFS helped her receive the parenting support she needed, as well as housing and transportation, to improve her circumstances.

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Career Development
Crystal |

Crystal needed a car to help her get to work and transport her family. But what she received from NVFS was much more than a vehicle; she was connected to NVFS’ Training Futures program and gained both the skills and confidence she needed to build a brighter future.

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Housing
Frances |

Frances is a fighter. Her family suffered financial hardship, job loss, and then eviction. In spite of this, Frances kept her family together. Frances submitted job applications every day, and eventually NVFS’ SERVE team identified an affordable home for her family.

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