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Northwest Family Services

Rating: 4.81 stars   21 reviews 336

Nonprofit Issues:

Mental Health, Human Services, Crime & Law

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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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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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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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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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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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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I came in to NWFS looking for job assistance. I was greeted by friendly staff and offered to take their Careerfit workshop, and I am so happy that I did. Thanks to their service I was able to get a job in 2 weeks time. Everyone is nice and seems to enjoy helping the community. I am so thankful for all their help and for the services they offer to our community!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter and I had the pleasure of attending a class at providence hospital, put on by NWFS, about puberty, and general sex Ed specifically for girls and their mom's. It was fantastically informative and a great opportunity for my daughter to hear solid information about all the upcoming changes. Loved the healthy and faithful information on a basic intro to the natural process of reproduction and signs of fertility in our body. My daughter was really impressed and wants to know when and how to get NWFS in all the schools. More moms and daughters need to know about this tremendous resource. Thank you for the great, supportive, dignified and faithful work you do in our community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Community collaboration is exceptional & valuable!

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This place changes lives. The people really care and are committed to doing incredible work helping those in need.

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