$100,000 Awarded to NVFS for Best Practices in Housing Local Homeless
The Virginia Housing Trust Fund has awarded $100,000 to NVFS’ rapid re-housing program for its effectiveness, sustainability, and alignment with state policies. NVFS has decreased the length of stay at SERVE from 180 to 240 days in 2009 down to today’s average of 45 days. Shorter shelter stays lead to increased stability and self-sufficiency for clients as well as an overall reduction in costs. Learn more here.
The $100,000 award will support SERVE, where NVFS’ best practices in rapid re-housing were first implemented and have since earned Rapid Re-Housing Certification by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Our 25th Strikes for SERVE Bowl-a-thon is Saturday, March 12
Join in the fun and register your team today for our annual Strikes for SERVE Bowl-a-thon at the Manassas Bowl America! This is an awesome afternoon filled with bowling, music, fundraising prizes, a 50/50 raffle and more! All proceeds support the SERVE campus, dedicated to ending hunger and homelessness. To register your team, to sponsor or to donate, visit www.nvfs.org/bowlathon. Contact: Pam Boyle at 571.748.2537.
Simple Ways to Help Your Neighbors
Shop with Amazon Smile
Shop using your Amazon Smile account and earn a donation to NVFS – at no cost to you! Just click here and remember to log in through smile.amazon.com. Compatible with Amazon Prime.
Help distribute supplies to local homeless
Join NVFS in the annual national count of homeless populations on Jan. 27, 28 and 29. Teams canvass streets, woods and campsites and offer basic supplies. To volunteer in Fairfax County, click here; to volunteer in Prince William County, click here.
Donate a haircut
On Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2, Hair Cuttery will donate a free haircut to the homeless in our area for every haircut purchased. Click here for details.
Donate a much-needed item
New and gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves are needed to keep our clients warm this winter season. To donate, contact Pam Boyle at 571.748.2537.
Thank You, Volunteers! See Your Impact in 2015
Thank you for sharing your time and talents with NVFS to help our community’s most vulnerable members. We hope you enjoy this video highlighting the impact you helped us make. Here’s to an even better 2016!
Thank You, Allstate!
SERVE, a program of NVFS, is pleased to receive $1,000 from The Allstate Foundation in honor of Allstate Agent Michael Angles’s volunteerism. 100% of this donation will be put toward the SERVE shelter monthly brunches throughout 2016. We are proud to partner with Allstate and applaud their commitment to making our hometowns better, safer places to live.
SERVE Open House: Tuesday, Jan. 26
Join us for a SERVE Open House on Tuesday, January 26 from 4 – 5 p.m. Take a tour, learn about our programs, and see how you can get involved. Light refreshments are served. Questions? Contact Pam Ryan.
Thank you for investing in families and strengthening communities.
Northern Virginia Family Service 10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 100, Oakton VA 22124 571.748.2500
“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.”