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NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAMILY SERVICE

Investing in Families, Strengthening Communities

aka NVFS   |   Oakton, VA   |  http://www.nvfs.org/

Mission

To empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life, and to promote community cooperation and support in responding to family needs.

Ruling year info

1966

President & Chief Executive Officer

Stephanie Berkowitz

Main address

10455 White Granite Drive Ste 100

Oakton, VA 22124 USA

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Formerly known as

Multicultural Human Services

SERVE

Hispanic Committee of Virginia

Training Futures

EIN

54-0791977

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 1924, NVFS has empowered individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and stability through services that provide the essential building blocks for financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing. NVFS provides integrated programs and services aligned with specific needs along its service continuum, ranging from short-term, immediate needs such as food, shelter, and safety to long-term goal-setting and sustained wellbeing. Each year, we impact the lives of more than 35,000 vulnerable individuals and families across Northern Virginia including Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, and the surrounding cities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Healthy Families

NVFS Healthy Families, affiliated with Healthy Families America, provides the tools, guidance and support that families need to build a healthy, successful life. The program provides free services in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William counties and the city of Alexandria to promote healthy child development, and to prevent child abuse and neglect, for families with children pre-birth to age 3 or 4 (depending on jurisdiction).
Healthy Families’ four goals are to promote positive, nurturing, responsive parenting; improve child health and development; promote school readiness; and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

NVFS’ Early Head Start programs provide tools and resources to pregnant women and parents of children ages 0-3 at home and at our centers so that they can build a brighter future for their family. NVFS Early Head Start offers home-based and center-based programs in Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William counties.
At our centers, children receive:
Full-day, full-year care, with a child-centered approach to learning
Daily nutritious meals
Coordinated services to provide comprehensive solutions to the child’s health and educational needs
In our home-based program, parent educators come to participants’ homes for weekly 90-minute education sessions. Families gather twice a month for play and socialization, and are linked with a variety of resources and services according to their needs.
NVFS also offers Head Start for children ages 3-5, as well as our Healthy Families home-visiting program for families with children ages pre-birth to 3 or 4 years old depending on jurisdiction.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

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.

Population(s) Served
Families

NVFS’ Multicultural Center (MC) provides a wide range of mental health and case management services, particularly for individuals and families new to the U.S., and is a centralized location from which clients can quickly become integrated into their new community. Our services include:
Immigration Legal Services
Counseling and Mental Health Services (Individuals, Couples, Families)
Groups: Anger Management, Domestic Violence Support Group, Batterer’s Intervention Program
Program for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (PSTT) and Trafficking Survivor Services
Domestic Violence Services
Case Management Services
Information & Referral
Financial Literacy
Money Management for Seniors

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Training Futures is a nationally recognized workforce development program with proven results, providing training for living-wage professional office careers. It offers an innovative curriculum in a simulated office environment with two primary goals:
1) To help under- and unemployed adults secure professional careers with potential for advancement. Over 25 weeks, trainees learn technical skills (including Microsoft Office and business math), speaking and writing skills, how to function successfully in American corporate culture and much more. Trainees receive performance reviews and are expected to dress professionally, arrive on time, complete office assignments and interact professionally with staff and fellow trainees. Resume and interview preparation, as well as career research and job search techniques, are provided during and after the program.
2) To meet the needs of local employers who seek qualified, entry-level workers. Local employers have the opportunity each cycle to host an intern from Training Futures. Training Futures also provides free job matching services for employers who may wish to hire a qualified program graduate.

Training Futures was launched in 1996 and has since trained more than 2,200 people from diverse backgrounds and experience. Within six months of graduation, 72% of trainees secure full-time employment in an office environment. The employment rate of graduates far exceeds those of other national programs, placing Training Futures in the top-performing echelon.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Families, Health, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average hourly wage of clients who became employed after job skills training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Training Futures

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

% of trainees successfully completed the program and graduated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Training Futures

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

SERVE

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

% of Head Start students demonstrating school readiness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Head Start & Early Head Start

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of days of average length of SERVE Shelter stay

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Related Program

SERVE

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Multicultural Human Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

% of target children who had a primary health care provider within 2 months of birth or enrollment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers

Related Program

Healthy Families

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. We provide the essential building blocks for financial, emotional and physical well-being, serving as leaders and innovators for the Northern Virginia community. Every year, we empower 35,000 individuals to achieve self-sufficiency. With these essential resources, our community is better equipped for future success and engagement among all of our neighbors.

NVFS has 25 board members acting on seven different committees to address financial, human resources, strategic planning, diversity and inclusion work, and other organizational efforts. In response to the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color and foreign-born populations in combination with the racial awakening of 2020, NVFS sharpened our focus on the role the agency plays in creating an equitable community for all. In 2021, the NVFS Board of Directors approved the 2021 Strategic Plan which outlines a number of commitments to deepen the level of support offered to those who come to us for assistance—predominately people of color with low income. This includes strengthening service delivery; bolstering fundraising and business development opportunities; and advancing our equity, diversity, and inclusion work.

Our organization has the benefit of having the support of local business, faith-based organizations and individuals that keep NVFS' mission alive through contributions and volunteerism. We also have a diverse and knowledgeable group of 350+ staff and 25 board members that bring fresh ideas and problem-solving techniques to expand the agency's mission throughout the Northern Virginia Region.

NVFS focuses support on children and adults who have experienced trauma, lack access to resources, and/or who are from historically disinvested and immigrant communities in Northern Virginia, with a particular emphasis on those with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty line. Historically, NVFS clients—66% of whom identify as Hispanic and 21% as Black or African American—have experienced disproportionate impacts of racism and discrimination, making it more difficult for them to achieve self-sufficiency than their white peers.

Last year, NVFS helped more than 35,000 individuals on their path to self-sufficiency across 9 different program areas including Child Placement, Community Housing, Early Childhood Education (Head Start and Early Head Start), Healthy Families, Health Access and Anti-Hunger, Homeless Services, the Multicultural Center for Trauma Recovery, Workforce Development, and Youth Initiatives.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAMILY SERVICE

Board of directors
as of 09/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Jennifer Lindsey

Kevin DeSanto

Capital One / KippsDeSanto

Deborah Rosenberg

Transurban

Steve Gladis

Steve Gladis Leadership Partners

Rose Odenyo

EY

Marc Katz

CustomInk

Rene Salas

Retired

Casey Veatch

Veatch Commercial Real Estate

Kris Manning

Clrk Construction

Lynda Boggs

Deloitte

Xenia Garofalo

Eversheds Sutherland

Sonia McCormick

PNC

Jessie Clark

Carefree Boat Club

Luanne Gutermuth

LSG Solutions

Sam Hill

Retired

Lauren Peterson

The Peterson Companies

Marjie Alloy

Alloy Family Foundation

Lucas Collazo

INOVA Children's Hospital

Lynne Halbrooks

Nichols Liu

Richmond Hill

Northern Virginia Community College

Katie Joyce

KPMG

Alexander McDonald

Capital Impact Partners

Jennifer Siciliano

UVA Health

Vandana Sinha

American City Business Journals

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/27/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data