WIN FAMILY SERVICES INC

Rating: 4.73 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 2502 W Northern Pkwy Baltimore MD 21215 USA

Mission: The agency’s mission is to promote holistic, strength-based, and faith-based principles within the human service community.
Results: For more than 20 years, we have worked helped thousands of families throughout Maryland.
Target demographics: at risk youth and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 400 youth
Geographic areas served: Baltimore City, Baltimore, Howard, Harford, Cecil and Prince Georges Counties, Montgomery County
Programs: treatment foster care, community mental health, therapy, and a talent development after-school program

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

I wish I could give more stars because if you only knew what WIN has done for me here's part of my storie I came in dss care in the mid 80z to early to early 90s before coming in to WIN in the early 90s being told this is the last place dss would place me or it was back to a lock down RTC because I had been in 60-80 placements from family, group homes, foster homes and Rtcs before WIN but little did I know at the time WIN would be the last chance I ever needed I cant thank WIN enough for what they have done for me in my life The WIN staff has been the best from day 1 the CEO AL LAWS knew me before I knew who he even was and my mom and dad (meaning my WIN foster parents) have showed me what a parents love Really was I still keep in touch with WIN STAFF and former staff My mom and dad I could write so much about them alone I still go over there house for the holidays and I still talk to them they still treat me like they have from day 1 WIN brought me too there home now I have 2 college degrees and working on a 3rd that is part of my storie THANKS MR. AL LAWS AND YOUR GREAT STAFF

Who knew a mans vision could change and impact so many lives Thanks Mr.Al Laws

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Ariel Johnson I'm a former foster youth and being apart of the Win Team has been an amazing turn in my life the things that they do and continue to do for the children and adults is outstanding I am proud to say I am and still apart of the Win Team they made me the Woman I am today they never gave up on me that's a family you want to be apart of a loving family and the service they provide is beyond anything that I can describe I will forever be apart of a big Family!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

WIN is doing amazing work in the community. Working in the child welfare field, WIN is widely regarded as a reputable foster care agency that takes pride in their work and truly puts the children's needs first.

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

1 person found this review helpful

I worked for WIN from 1995 - 1998 as a Counselor, and the experience changed my life for the better. I was in my early 20s, fresh out of college at the time. I learned how love shown through persistence and dedication can really impact people's lives in ways that you can never imagine. I have seen a number of youth (who are now adults) that I helped to serve back then, and they have tremendous testimonies about how WIN staff never gave up on them. Fortunately, WIN teaches its staff to not look for the fruit of our actions, so each time I have the opportunity to interact with a family who I worked with in thepast, it's an absolute treat.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a parent with WIN Family Services for over 6 years until I adopted the child that was placed with me in foster care. During my time there the WIN Staff was available whenever I needed them. I felt supported while I was a foster parent, I knew that if help was needed it was only a phone call away. They were always professional and courteous and treated me with the upmost of respect. Whenever anyone asks me about my son I always tell them about my experiences with WIN. I would recommend anyone wanting to become a foster parent to look into the WIN Program.

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We are so honored to have worked with you and your son! Be blessed!

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been employed with WIN Family Services for over 5 years. From the day I started working at WIN, I have been amazed at the way that WIN operates. WIN staff are truly among the most dedicated people I have ever met. WIN's core values of Godliness, Excellence, Teamwork, and Service really exemplify what WIN stands for. I feel blessed to be able to work with such an inspiring organization. The dedication from WIN staff to the clients is beyond the normal scope of client dedication. WIN staff is truly dedicated to ensuring that the clients needs are met, no matter how far the reach to meet that need.

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WIN is truly blessed to have you and your dedication!!!

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

I gave WIN Family Service, Inc. (5) stars because they did and continue to super-exceed my expectations. You may not believe this however, I really don't think that I will be able to put my true feelings in words. However, I will try to come close! I have been affiliated with WIN for many many years. First, as a co-labor or another youth program provider, assisting WIN in providing quality services to the youth within our communities. Than, later down the road, I found myself needing to knock on WIN's door for a inside position with the company. I had NO idea as to what I was about to embark into. I believed that God was using them to bless me so that I could pay my bills and make good on my outside debt. I quickly found out that "we had our plans and God has the MASTER PLAN". I can describe most of my experience with WIN in three (3) words "Wow, Awesome and Wonderful".
Let me share one of the ways I was blessed by WIN. In the corporate world, in normal situations, once you leave a company the training and or mentoring ceases. That wasn't or is not today, my experience with WIN. They really took me in and I am still in. It's currently October of 2014, I resigned July of 2013 and they are still helping me become more skillful and effective in my craft. If that isn't dedication, I don't know what is! An this is being established from 700 miles. I leave in Atlanta Georgia and they're in Baltimore MD.
Prior to being on the inside, I've always believed that WIN was sincere about their service to our youth but, after becoming an employee, I really saw the genuine passion that they lived by. By the way, there Core principle were: G.E.T.S = Godliness, Excellence, Teamwork and Service. Nothin' more, and definitely nothin' less!!!!! But because of time, I would just like to say, I nominate or recommend W.I.N for whatever you may be making this inquiry for. AMEN

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Thank you for your kind words- we are honored to still work with you!

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

I have worked for WIN Family Services for 2 years now and I can truly say that I have been blessed beyond imagine. Working at WIN has helped me to not only become a more effective and skillful professional but it has also helped to me to grow spiritually and personally. Al Laws is a CEO unlike any most people have experienced, his passion for improving lives and strengthening family permeates throughout the agency as he is constantly empowering staff and challenging us to be our best. There aren't many places where your CEO cares just as much about your family as he does his bottom line, but Mr. Laws finds ways to reward staff and our families on a regular basis. There are many nonprofits out there that are doing great things in the community but trust me WIN Family Services Inc. is one of the best.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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We are so blessed to work with you!!!

Rating: 4 stars  

I have been working with WIN for almost two years and my experience has been nothing short of amazing. The hearts that these people have, no matter if they are the workers, parents, management, ANYONE- go above and beyond what is asked or expected to ensure the health and well-being of members of our community. They are truly concerned with the needs of each individual they work with and will stop at nothing to ensure those needs are met. As for me, as soon as I walked through the doors of their Baltimore office, I completely fell in love with the culture and knew this is where I wanted to be. I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with such a great organization.

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Thank you for your dedication to WIN!

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

Before I personally experienced the culture at WIN Family Services, I had an opportunity to watch as a woman who I love and respect as a mother, friend and human services professional was able to work with and through WIN Family Services as a foster mom for many years. I have personally watched her labor of love impact the lives of many children, and even my own. When I was ready to reach beyond the level of service in the community that I had previously known, I knew that WIN Family Services would be the organization that I could grow with and be confident in to reach new heights in my career. I feel so very blessed to have the opportunity to work with an organization that truly works every day to change lives and strengthen families with a holistic approach to wellness.

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WIN is so blessed to have you on board with us!