Northwest Family Services
Rating: 4.86 stars 29 29 reviews 661
6200 Se King Rd Portland OR 97222 USA
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.
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.
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
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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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!
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!
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.
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!!
I have been attending the job search workshops of Northwest Family Services for several time now. Rob Seemann is a great career workshop facilitator, he is very lively, and he imparts wonderful learning skills for job searching. Since the week I attended his workshops, I have been getting a lot of phone calls for in person interviews from HR recruiters from companies I applied for, sometimes once to twice a week, which is a great batting average for me, considering my situation of being laid off from work! I encourage those job seekers to attend Northwest Family Services job search workshops! They will equip you with tools to land your dream job!
NW Family services provided professional advice during my job search that inspired me with confidence in my abilities. The people that run the programs are highly skilled. I'm so thankful that these workshops were available.
The best workshop class I attended was "Resume Writing." I immediately went home and revised my old resume. Within 2 weeks, I was being noticed!! It is a virtual world now and your resume and cover letter are what employers see first!! Made a huge difference for me. Thank you!!
I went to a class on resume preparation and was pleasantly surprised by how good the content was and how thoughtful and involved the instructor was. I plan on attending other classes as well now.
Amazing Work and presentation at KBOO FM from Nelson - Gino Reyes
I have had a professional relationship with this amazing organization for about 30 years. Though they service large numbers, I have always found each on their staff to be genuinely caring and personal in the delivery of services and in their quick attention to all the details related to their work. They are committed to excellence and it shows!