SERVE, Inc.

Rating: 4.81 stars   27 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services

Location: 10056 Dean Drive Manssasas VA 20110 USA

Mission: SERVE, Inc., a non-profit community organization, together, with volunteers, donors, and public/private partners is dedicated to strengthening the Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park community through comprehensive programs and partnerships that provide basic needs and promote economic independence for homeless and underprivileged individuals and families.
Results: Family Emergency Shelter: Provides temporary emergency shelter for 60 homeless men, women and children nightly and includes a comprehensive case management and child services program.  In FY 2008, almost 20,000 nights of shelter were provided for over 543 individuals.  Approximately 7,500 of those nights were provided to children.  Community Transitional Housing: Operates 11 transitional housing units in the Prince William/Manassas area. Eligible families and individuals receive subsidized housing and intensive support services for up to 24 months. Food Distribution Center: Provides emergency food assistance that effectively prevents hunger in the local community. SERVE receives food donations from individuals, local grocery stores, area farmers and markets, and through food drives run by dozens of churches and community groups. We distributed over $1.2 million worth of donated food to over 700 households monthly.  Life Skills Training Program: Promotes independence by providing clients with basic skills for living. Training includes classes in word processing, employment development, household maintenance, budgeting, parenting, and other important skills that give individuals the ability to achieve independence.  Emergency Assistance: Provides financial counseling and assistance for rent, utilities, medical prescriptions, and transportation. Almost 400 households received an average of $225 in financial aid. More than $73,000 in cash assistance was provided for our community’s most vulnerable citizens. EA also processes vouchers for free supplemental food, school supplies and provides information and referral about resources throughout the county. In total, the Emergency Assistance office provided 8,343 individuals with a variety of aid throughout the year.  Holiday Signature Programs: Signature programs such as Operation Turkey, Adopt-a-Family, and Secret Santa Shop provided special assistance during the holidays.  In 2007, Operation Turkey provided Thanksgiving baskets to 3,894 individuals representing 1382 households.  Secret Santa Shop provided 22 shelter children with unwrapped gifts to give their family members. Because of the generosity of the community, parents were able to shop also.  Fifty families were adopted for the holidays in SERVE’s Shelter, Transitional Housing and Emergency Assistance programs.
Target demographics: Each year, the SERVE Family Care Shelter assists over 600 people.  In an average month, SERVE provides food to 750 families and financial assistance to 300 people.  We serve those in our community who are low-income or vulnerable due to a n unexpected crisis in their lives.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We provided direct services to over 8,300 people this year, helping them with shelter, food and housing.
Geographic areas served: Prince William County, Manassas, Manassas Park
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Rating: 5 stars  

19 people found this review helpful

SERVE is an excellent program. SERVE also has outstanding staff. It is a very clean and safe environment. This is my second time here and it is still a very helpful program.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed.

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2005-9-01

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23 people found this review helpful

I believe SERVE is a good program. As with any non-profit organization there is a huge demand for funds and supplies.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the interaction with the clients as well as the staff and the support that SERVE has offered the community as far as getting everyone ready to go back to school.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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18 people found this review helpful

I am six months pregnant and came here with my husband and three children when we could not afford to pay our rent due to my husband losing his job. SERVE has provided us with a warm place to sleep, food, showers and an advocate that has helped us with many resources. There is also a great resource in the computer lab that has assisted us in finding employment and a place to live. My husband has already found another job. We have been very fortunate since when we came this time we had a car and my husband was able to find employment almost immediately. The staff has been very helpful and know their jobs very well. The staff treats everyone fairly and respectfully.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fact that the staff is very kind and compassionate. The Director of Shelter Services is very compassionate and you can tell he means what he says.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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