Kate Reen

Kate Reen has been with Northern Virginia Family Service since 2008 and currently serves as the Director of Youth Initiatives, which provides mental health, therapeutic case management, and groups services to youth exposed to violence, youth at risk of gang involvement, and recently immigrated youth reunifying with family.

A common theme in her work is strengthening families for children who have experienced trauma with an international component. Prior to coming to NVFS, Kate worked in intercountry adoption, providing education to prospective adoptive parents and managing programs for adoptions from Eastern Europe. Kate joined NVFS as part of the therapeutic foster care program, providing therapeutic support to children in foster care, recruiting, and training foster parents.  Simultaneously, Kate provided case management services for unaccompanied minors and their families in the reunification process, eventually moving to manage and develop the Family Reunification Program as well as case management programs for adult immigrants and refugees. In 2013, Kate joined the Youth Initiatives team uniting the Family Reunification Program with the Intervention, Prevention, and Education and Violence Prevention and Intervention Program.

Kate received her Bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University in Social Work and her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Child and Family Services from Roberts Wesleyan University.

Contact: kreen@nvfs.org, 571.748.2808