SERVE Campus

Programs designed to address all aspects of well-being

The SERVE campus houses a variety of programs that help our neighbors receive the immediate assistance they need, such as food and shelter, and develop the potential for future success, including rapid re-housing, health access and services for children. SERVE has been part of the Greater Prince William community since 1975 and merged with NVFS in 2009.

Family Shelter & Housing Programs:
With 92 beds, the SERVE Family Shelter is Northern Virginia’s largest family homeless shelter; on average, more than 40 percent of shelter guests are children. NVFS also helps families and individuals with housing and homelessness prevention, including rent and utility assistance to avoid evictions and disconnections.

Food Assistance:
The 8,000-square-foot Hunger Resource Center (HRC) serves more than 600 families per month, and nearly 9,000 unique individuals per year, with food and essentials. The HRC also houses NVFS’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach and nutritional education programs to ensure families are educated on and able to afford healthy food.

Youth Services:
Healthy Families and Early Head Start foster learning and development in young children and provide their parents with the tools to continue this growth. In addition to an on-site Early Head Start classroom, two home-based programs help 67 families build strong parenting skills and ensure children are healthy and meet developmental milestones.

Health Access:
NVFS’ health access programs connect children and adults with free or reduced-cost medical and dental care, as well as prescription medications. Access to appropriate health care ensures families and individuals maintain good health, which improves their overall well-being and self-confidence.

Volunteer Opportunities

Donation Needs

Stories from SERVE

Food Assistance, Housing, Homeless Shelter
Vanessa |

Vanessa was doing her best to provide for her three young children, but was quickly running out of options. By the time she walked into the Hunger Resource Center (HRC) on NVFS’ SERVE Campus, Vanessa had been living in her car for some time.

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Michelle Halmon
Homeless Shelter
Michelle Halmon |

During her morning commute, Halmon witnessed men, women and children experiencing homelessness and in an effort to show them that, despite their present challenges, they are our valued neighbors, she decided to dedicate a portion of her life to providing meals for those in need.

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Rani, Volunteer at NVFS' SERVE Campus
Administrative Skills
Rani |

Rani was searching for volunteer opportunities in Northern Virginia to give back to her community, as well as gain valuable and professional experience to assist her in the job hunt down the line. Rani now volunteers with NVFS in multiple capacities.

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ShounBach volunteers set up for a Halloween party at NVFS' SERVE Family Shelter
Homeless Shelter
ShounBach |

Children at SERVE Family Shelter were so excited for ShounBach volunteers’ Halloween event that they were lined up at the door before the party, watching the volunteers set up!

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Youth Development
William |

Since April 2017, William Schuppert has been spending one hour a week assisting children at the SERVE Family Shelter with their homework through the Homework Club.

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Lockheed Martin Project MENU 2017
Food Assistance
Lockheed Martin |

For the past several years, Lockheed Martin’s Manassas branch has supported NVFS’ SERVE Campus with a food and donation drive at its annual Chili Cook-Off. Company employees also volunteer their time at the Hunger Resource Center, and support NVFS’ holiday and back-to-school drives.

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Homeless Shelter
Huheey Family |

The Huheey family has been volunteering at the SERVE campus since 2001. Amy Sue and Rob became volunteers because they felt called to the work and liked how SERVE helps the community, especially families and children.

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Food Assistance
MP and Family |

NVFS’ Hunger Resource Center provided more than food for M.P.’s family — it offered hope and compassion to people in need, and ensured they had what they needed to make it through difficult situations.

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Housing
Frances |

Frances is a fighter. Her family suffered financial hardship, job loss, and then eviction. In spite of this, Frances kept her family together. Frances submitted job applications every day, and eventually NVFS’ SERVE team identified an affordable home for her family.

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