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Northwest Family Services

Rating: 4.84 stars   25 reviews 598

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: 5 stars  

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!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

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!!
Susan

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing Work and presentation at KBOO FM from Nelson - Gino Reyes

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience over the past year as a board member and committee team member has given me a inside look to all of the great services and support that NW Family Services provide. This organization and it's dedicated staff provide an invaluable service to our entire community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is one amazing, dynamic organization that bolsters Portland-area individuals and families on multiple levels with very few cents of your dollar going to overhead. Check out their free community builder lunch events (see nwfs.org) and learn why you should consider this organization above other worthy outfits. I am honored to serve on the Board and encourage others to support NWFS.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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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1 person found this review helpful

Working with Northwest Family Services as a board member has been a truly rewarding experience. To see the creative, effective poverty solutions designed and implemented for youth and families is exciting, and enriching. The entire staff of NWFS should be commended for their hard work, and pursuit of excellence in service to our communities. Even at a professional level, I am able to see that the director and staff make every dollar count, and are accountable for how each dollar is spent.

NWFS is truly a first-class operation.

 
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