About Northern Virginia Family Service
We're Making a Difference
prepared for success in school
of NVFS Head Start students are ready for kindergarten upon graduation
professional job training
is the average salary increase for Training Futures graduates
of immigration cases where a decision was reached were approved in favor of our clients
serving those in need
people find stability and self-sufficiency each year across Northern Virginia with the help of NVFS
Arlington / Fairfax (County) / Loudoun / Prince William / Alexandria / Fairfax (City) / Falls Church / Manassas / Manassas Park
achieving health milestones
of kids in Healthy Families reached developmental milestones
Celebrating the Stories
- Homeless ShelterShelter Stories: Overcoming Obstacles to Regain Hope and Confidence |
Unemployed because of lack of reliable and affordable childcare, a woman came with her two young children looking for emergency shelter assistance through NVFS. Feeling overwhelmed, isolated and hopeless, she had trouble moving past her fears to accomplish the next step.
- Food Assistance, Housing, Homeless ShelterVanessa |
Vanessa was doing her best to provide for her three young children, but was quickly running out of options. By the time she walked into the Hunger Resource Center (HRC) on NVFS’ SERVE Campus, Vanessa had been living in her car for some time.
- Family ReunificationCesar |
When Cesar was 14 years old, he came to the United States hoping for a brighter future and the opportunity to pursue his dreams. But he immediately came head-to-head with various obstacles, such as a language barrier, adjusting to a new climate and becoming acquainted with a new community.
- Career DevelopmentSimitha Kumar |
Despite having a Master’s degree from her home country, Simitha lacked the confidence and work experience to work in the U.S. Following her separation from her husband, she was desperate to find a way to provide for herself and utilize her skills in the workforce.
- Career DevelopmentJari Fofana |
Before Jari found Training Futures, she had little motivation in life. She was on welfare, unemployed and suffered from both substance abuse and mental health issues. It wasn’t until she was introduced to Training Futures that she even considered the idea that she was worth more.
- Mental HealthDiana |
Diana was coping with her new role as a single parent after leaving her children’s abusive father, learning how to advocate for herself and children, and even learning how to speak English more fluently.
- Early Childhood Development, Parenting SupportJ and Anna |
First-time parents J and Anna receive the help and encouragement they need to create a safe, healthy home for their son.
- Mental HealthGlenda |
Healthy Families gave Glenda the tools to work through her postpartum depression and help her become a stable, independent mom.
- Life SkillsAnatolia |
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.
- EntrepreneurshipOctavio |
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.
- Well-BeingAbby |
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.
- Career DevelopmentCrystal |
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.
- HousingFrances |
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.