Northern Virginia Family Service, Hispanic Committee of Virginia Announce Merger

(Oakton, VA – June 6, 2012)  The Boards of Directors of Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) and the Hispanic Committee of Virginia (HCVA) have announced a planned merger between the two organizations, which will be effective July 1, 2012.

“Northern Virginia Family Service is proud to lead the HCVA clients and supporters through a period of transition, as the agency moves to uphold the vital community programming of HCVA while ensuring its efficiency and sustainability,” said Mary Agee, NVFS president & CEO.

The Hispanic Committee of Virginia was established in 1967 to enable Hispanic immigrants in Northern Virginia to more fully participate in, and thereby contribute to, American society. Since that time, its programming has grown to include career training, small business development, immigration legal services, housing services, financial education, and case management for social services. The organization has paved the way for thousands of Hispanic immigrants to participate and contribute to the health of their community.

The Hispanic Committee of Virginia has core services in the areas of housing stability, case management, financial literacy, immigration legal assistance and small business development. Integrating the Hispanic Committee of Virginia into NVFS will create a continuum of integrated services designed to more fully support families on their paths of greater independence.

NVFS has successfully integrated the programming of two other nonprofit organizations in recent years, forming a comprehensive human services facility at its SERVE Campus in Manassas, and continuing mental health programs for immigrants and refugees through its Falls-Church-based Multicultural Center. With an 87-year record of community outreach and service, NVFS has set itself apart as one of the most dependable and reputable nonprofit organizations in our region.

“While both organizations are in the process of working out the operational details of this merger, what’s most important is that families in our community continue to receive help in their moment of greatest need, and that they are supported as they establish their own independence,” said Agee.

“We at HCVA have committed ourselves to serving the Hispanic population in northern Virginia for the last 45 years. We are pleased to be stewards of this transition to ensure that our effective and innovative programs can reach even more people in our community,” said Jose Trujillo, president of HCVA’s Board of Directors.