Last year, NVFS provided 623 households with $400,000 in direct assistance to prevent eviction or utility shut off.


Welcome to SERVE Family Shelter! 

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"On March 20, 1975, at a meeting hosted by the Western Prince William Ministerial Association, something new and beautiful came into the lives of all who live in western Prince William County....Their purpose: to coordinate and enhance the efforts of churches, organizations and individuals in western Prince William County not only to meet the emergency needs of their neighbors but also, whenever possible, to help those neighbors, once an emergency is taken care of, to unwind their problems and be in a position to help themselves. They were convinced that there are many more like themselves who would like to put their faith into action and be of service to others if they could be shown how and where to direct their efforts. And they were right!" 

SERVE is the Manassas campus of Northern Virginia Family Service and includes our Family Shelter. It is unique for its holistic approach to helping vulnerable individuals and families, which includes:

  • 92-bed emergency shelter for families and individuals
  • The county's largest food distribution center, serving over 800 families each month 
  • Emergency assistance for utility, rent, water and gas payments
  • A full continuum of safe and stable housing services, including 15 housing properties
  • Access to free and reduced cost dental and medical care as well as medication
  • Early Head Start classroom serving eight children (plus 4 classes serving 32 children in the nearby Georgetown South neighborhood)
  • Home-based Early Head Start and Healthy Families programs serving over 200 families 
  • Job skills and life skills training and support

Who SERVE helps:

Individuals and families who are living in western Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and are in need can get help.

Our values:

We believe families are at the heart of our society and that they need to be strengthened and preserved. Services should be accessible, affordable and of high quality. Everyone should have access to adequate and safe housing, food and support.