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Northwest Family Services

Rating: 4.86 stars   35 reviews 753

Address:

6200 Se King Rd Portland OR 97222 USA

Mission:

Northwest Family Services is an award-winning, leading provider of creative services that reduce poverty. Since 1983, our mission has supported individual success, family stability, and child well-being. Programs and services include youth programs, professional counseling, couple’s classes, parenting, money management, job readiness and placement, healthy relationship education, and more. Services are offered in the greater Portland metro area in both English and Spanish.

Results:

With more than 30 years of experience in education and social service, NWFS has a deep commitment to the success of youth and families. NWFS served more than 20,000 youth, teens and adults in 2014. Key Facts and Accomplishments: 1) NWFS has been in the Top Oregon Non-Profits to Work for over the past 7 years and the Top Oregon Green Businesses for the past 3 years. 2) What distinguishes NWFS is our focus on child well-being and family stability using evidence-based or best-practice activities. Since NWFS has a wide range of services, it allows us to provide for the multiple needs of the participants we serve in a single setting.

Target demographics:

reduce poverty for children and families.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

20,000 youth and adults through all programs and services.

Geographic areas served:

Oregon and Southwest Washington

Programs:

Youth Programs: Academic Success Programs Mentoring Programs After-school Programs Peer to Peer Leadership Mentoring At-Risk Youth Human Trafficking Awareness Summer Activities for Youth Suicide Prevention Drug and Alcohol screening and treatment Adult Programs: Professional Counseling Anger Management Job Readiness and Placement Financial Literacy Basic Needs Parent Education, e.g., Love and Logic Parenting Inside Out (PIO)—for people in the system Healthy Relationship Classes for Singles and Couples

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503-546-6377
www.nwfs.org

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Reviews for Northwest Family Services

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

Excellent WorkSource Clackamas class topics, plus session leaders are very knowledgeable and committed to the course subject material.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

After being laid off earlier this year, I was fortunate to find the career workshops provided by Northwest Family Services. While my previous employer did provide employment assistance with a national outplacement firm, it was primarily through web-based seminars, which I found to have limited impact.

Having attended many of the career workshops offered by Northwest Family Services, I found them to be an ideal resource for my job search. I am particularly impressed with our facilitator, Rob Seemann, who brings a passion to his work, and really goes above and beyond with every class in order to address issues common to the group, as well as individual coaching and insights. Great job Rob, and to Northwest Family Services!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

After meeting Rob Seemann and Lily Yurchenko of Northwest Family Services and attending their WorkSource workshops, I highly recommend them to other Clackamas County and Oregon residents. Rob is an excellent instructor who provides straightforward advice based on years of experience. He thoroughly listens to each individual who attends his classes and personalizes the suggestions he offers to match their current situation, which is exactly what people need to be successful with their career goals. Lily is an efficient administrator who is personable, professional and obviously well-organized. I have told several of my friends to attend these classes to learn more about valuable tips they could use to help strengthen their job search efforts.
-Kimberly Fitzke

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have now worked for NWFS for 6 months and I absolutely love it! My supervisors are AMAZING and always super supportive! My coworkers are always so amazing and have been so helpful with teaching me my new position. I love everything about this job and am so happy to be a part of it!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This organization puts on great programs for regional schools, community, and even the world at large through its website programs such as natural family planning instruction.
One of its programs really changed the way that we interacted with our children in setting appropriate limits for dating. The lasting impact of this organization in improving the lives of program participants is incalculable!

 
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Of all the non-profit organizations that I have supported over the years, none have touched my life more deeply than Northwest Family Services (NWFS). My first involvement was more than 25 years ago when my wife and I attended a FACTS class with our oldest (then 13 yo) daughter. We learned so much over the course of those 4 weekly sessions. Our communication was not only enhanced with that daughter but those sessions helped us set appropriate boundaries and enhanced the character development of all of our seven children. While our family has clearly benefited, the many programs offered by NWFS over more than 3 decades have improved the lives of literally hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout Oregon. Further, its online educational resources, such as its Natural Family Planning curriculum, are being accessed by and benefiting individuals and couples all over the world. NWFS is clearly an Oregon non-profit jewel!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Great place to receive services!
Everyone is always very helpful.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I did a Mental Health Peer Support Specialist training with NWFS and it was the best experience I could have asked for. The staff is amazing at what they do and they show they are passionate about improving the quality of life of every person and promoting empowerment. I hope to be able to attend other trainings offered by Northwest Family Services in the near future. I miss it already!

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I love the trainings offered at Northwest Family! I have had the opportunity to take three trainings through this agency. I have left each training with news skills and tools that I can apply in my work with community members. Not only are the teachers professional, and knowledgeable about mental health, they also understand the work. I have bragged about your trainings, and I hope you continue doing the level of work for our communities. A big thank you!

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I attended a training recently and Northwest Family Services and was highly impressed with the staff professionalism, knowledge and personable skills to work with the public and to meet the community's need.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Plain and simple, Northwest Family Services rocks! When offering a workshop to our clients, they were extremely flexible. They changed the normal time and day of the workshop to conform to the needs of our clients, and upon meeting them, they even personalized the content to match the skill set of the group so that they would get more out of the workshop. The participants loved everything about the workshop - the information, the discussions, the activities and the presenters! We so appreciate what Northwest Family Services does everyday to help the community - thank you!!

 
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