NVFS in the News
A linked index of articles about the work we’re doing
In the News 2017
- 23 – Services available for homeless as winter temperatures settle in – Inside NoVA*
NVFS’ Hilda Barg family shelter is among year-round homeless shelters in Prince William County’s Woodbridge area.
*This article also appears in Prince William Living
- 15 – They really care – Washington Business Journal
NVFS’ 2017 CARE Awards Breakfast recognized 25 outstanding local companies and featured a panel of business leaders.
- 6 – Western Prince William Service Organizations Envision More Collaborative Practices – Bristow Beat
NVFS was pleased to join the discussion on ways Prince William County nonprofits can collaborate and work together to strengthen the needs of those in our community by combining our efforts and resources.
- 28 – CareFirst Helps Sustain Health Safety Net in Arlington – Arlington Connection
NVFS received a $60,000 grant from CareFirst.
- 28 – Zandra’s collecting winter coats during Manassas Christmas Parade – Potomac Local
Patrons that drop off new or gently used coats will receive a voucher for one free taco. Donated coats and other clothing will benefit clients at NVFS’ SERVE Campus.
- 21 – Suntiva Honored As Great Place to Work by Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) – PR NewsWire
Suntiva, based in Falls Church, Va., is a recipient of NVFS’ CARE Award.
- 1 – Carmello’s/Monza Collects Cans for SERVE in November – Prince William Living
Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas are collecting non-perishable foods at their restaurants for NVFS’ SERVE Campus.
- 26 – 4 Key Factors Influencing the Workforce in 2022 and Beyond – Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
2017 CARE Awards panelists share the predictions for how the workplace will evolve in the next five to 10 years.
- 16 – NVFS’ Healthy Families Alexandria Kicks Off 25-Year Anniversary With Family Picnic – Alexandria News
Client families, supporters, volunteers and staff enjoyed a picnic to celebrate the NVFS’ Healthy Families Alexandria’s 25 years of service to Alexandria families.
- 9 – Angles Wins Two Coveted National Business Awards – Digital Journal
NVFS supporter Christine Angles wins national business awards.
- 3 – NVFS to receive funds raised in “Hungry for More” childhood hunger campaign – What’s Up Prince William
The childhood hunger campaign, supported by funds from Safeway, runs through Oct. 15.
- 28 – Northern Virginia Business Briefcase, 9/28/17 edition – Inside NoVA
25 local companies have been awarded the 2017 CARE Award by NVFS.
- 27 – Northern Virginia Family Service Honors SourceAmerica with 25th Annual CARE Award – PRWeb
- 25 – The Last DACA Clinic: Applications for renewals must be filed by Oct. 5 – Connection Newspapers
In partnership with Just Neighbors Ministry Inc., NVFS immigration attorneys provide support for DACA renewal applications.
- 12 – Fauquier group offers help for ‘Dreamers’ – Fauquier Times
NVFS is offering legal aid for DACA renewal applications throughout Northern Virginia.
- 6 – Commentary: Disparity, Poverty Hidden by Communities’ Wealth – Centre View
NVFS President and CEO Stephanie Berkowitz details how for many Northern Virginia residents, living-wage jobs and affordable housing remain elusive.
- 28 – Northern Virginia Family Service Offers Resilience Workshops – Loudoun Tribune
With a grant from 100WomenStrong, NVFS has created a resiliency program for local children.
- 11 – Life as a therapeutic foster parent – LocalDVM.com
Brenda Jacoby, a registered nurse and a foster parent through NVFS, became a foster mother 30 years ago. Since then, she has had more 20 children call her house a home.
- 22 – At-risk Arlington youth, families headed to the ballpark – Inside NOVA
Arlington families participating in homelessness-prevention programs of Community Residences, Doorways for Women and Families and NVFS will attend the seventh annual “Night at the Ballpark” sponsored by HomeAid Northern Virginia.
- 21 – Heat wave impacts homeless: Medical emergencies multiply, and cooling stations open for help – Local DVM
When a heat advisory is issued, NVFS’ Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter provides food, ice water, air conditioning and computers for job searching.
- 20 – Cutting Through the Noise: Insight From Young Professionals – Chronicle for Philanthropy
NVFS volunteer Brittany Dewberry and other young professionals share why they choose to give back to their communities through volunteering and how nonprofits are engaging young professionals.
- 29 – Potomac Health Foundation Awards Grants to Improve Community Health 2017
NVFS programs are among Potomac Health Foundation’s 2017 grant recipients.
- 23 – Fairfax County lords and ladies celebrate awards with real Lord and Lady Fairfax – Fairfax County Times
NVFS volunteer Rose Chu is recognized by Fairfax County for outstanding volunteer service.
- 19 – Service Above Self in Alexandria: Rotary Club donates $108,000 to local nonprofits – Alexandria Gazette
NVFS is one of Alexandria Rotary Foundation’s 2017 grant recipients.
- 23 – NVFS raises $600K for programs at ‘Road to Independence Gala’ – What’s Up Woodbridge
NVFS raises more than $600,000 to help strengthen local families at the 2017 Road to Independence Gala, and honors former U.S. Rep Frank Wolf and Leadership Fairfax, Inc. President and CEO Karen Cleveland.
- 8 – Scot McCloughan selling his autographed Redskins gear is the best thing on the Internet – The Washington Post
Former Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan auctioned off his trademark camo hat and tan suit to benefit the Redskins Charitable Foundation and NVFS.
- 27 – This food pantry manager loves serving the needy, so he persuaded his children to work there, too – The Washington Post
The staff at NVFS’ Hunger Resource Center feel like a family — because half of them are members of the same family. Meet Hunger Resource Center manager Darrell Dixon and his children.
- 25 – Lyda E. Holguin Palacios Awarded $20,000 Counseling Fellowship From NBCC and Affiliates – NBCC Foundation
Lyda E. Holguin Palacios, a doctoral intern at NVFS’ Multicultural Center, was named as one of 23 doctoral counseling students to the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program.
- 6 – Stephan Cassaday Wins Top Financial Advisor in Virginia Again in 2017 – PRWeb
NVFS’ CARE Award is among one of many awarded to Cassaday & Company, Inc. for workplace excellence.
- 28 – Northern Virginia Family Service: Helping Local Families in Need – Prince William Living
An overview of NVFS throughout the years, especially regarding its services in Prince William County
- 21 – Prince William Resident Trains Community Members to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse – Prince William Living
NVFS staff have received training on preventing child abuse.
- 17 – Finance Committee Recommends $4.6K for 11 Nonprofits – Loudoun Now
Loudoun County finance committee recommends allocating additional funding to NVFS.
- 28 – “Strikes for Stronger Families” – Bowling to Help Feed Local Families Online – Prince William Living
This year’s bowl-a-thon, called “Strikes for Stronger Families,” will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Bowl America in Manassas (9000 Mathis Ave.). The event is a key fundraiser to benefit NVFS’ SERVE Campus; in 2016, NVFS raised more than $57,500 through the bowl-a-thon alone.
- 2 – Zandras collects ‘more than 50 coats’ – Potomac Local
Zandra’s Taqueria donated the clothing, along with proceeds from its sales of hot chocolate and coffee during the event, to SERVE, a program of Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS).
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