Stable Housing: The Foundation for Our Neighbors’ Successes
Housing, a basic necessity, is a struggle for many in the community and is one of the primary focuses of Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS). Stable housing is a foundation for success and self-sufficiency, and providing access to affordable housing to assist our neighbors in becoming or remaining stably housed is a key goal of NVFS’ community housing services. Learn more about our housing programs and the impact they provide in our community.
Village of Impact Offers Insight Into Early Childhood Education
NVFS’ Village of Impact provides Northern Virginia families with meaningful opportunities to engage in service together while learning about critical local needs. At our latest event, 25 attendees assembled 60 fully stocked backpacks for children in NVFS’ shelters to help them start the school year off strong.
Julie Simmons, managing director at Human Capital Strategic Consulting and founding Village of Impact member, said, “It’s rare to find a hands-on opportunity for our 6-year-olds to get involved, and this project in particular really resonated with them as they prepare to go back to school. They were excited to know they were helping other children and are already asking what we’re going to do next!”
Local Companies, Donors Support NVFS Back-to-School Drive
F.H. Furr employees Kristie and Quinton drop off company donations to NVFS’ Back-to-School Drive
NVFS’ Back-to-School Drive was a huge success. More than 1,800 fully stocked backpacks were donated, assembled and distributed to children in the Northern Virginia community. The Back-to-School Drive would not have been such a success without all of our donors and volunteers. Thank you.
NVFS especially thanks F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical for donating not only 550 new backpacks and cash to the Back-to-School Drive but their time as well. Thank you, F.H. Furr, for your commitment to NVFS and ensuring local children start the school year off strong.
“I’ve sincerely enjoyed the time you’ve spent during the past couple of weeks. I know it’s not always easy or convenient to personally come to my home and work with me on various strategies to assist me in my time of need. Yet you gave so generously your time, knowledge, patience and expertise to assist and speak on my behalf at such a critical time in my life. Your dedication to devote so much time, and keep me informed of a plan of action, has truly helped ease a lot of my concerns as to how I was going to continue paying such high rent. For nearly two years, it had taken a toll on me – being so stressed and many sleepless nights. I am truly grateful for your support to overcome obstacles that I alone could not have done, to rebuild my dreams to find affordable housing and have stability in my life once again.”