NWFS is filled with devoted public servants grateful to serve the community. NWFS fills the gaps for children, families, and individuals in need of support. NWFS is present in schools, faith based communities, social services, community corrections and much more.
Everyday I watch the 70+ employees that make up NWFS go out of their way to provide compassion, support, education, empathy, and respect to the communities that make up the Portland metro area.
As a local pastor I have used the Northwest Family services to come in and do a work shop for our marriages (couples) and I was impressed with the material, personnel, partnership and over all willingness to serve our community.
Excellent WorkSource Clackamas class topics, plus session leaders are very knowledgeable and committed to the course subject material.
After being laid off earlier this year, I was fortunate to find the career workshops provided by Northwest Family Services. While my previous employer did provide employment assistance with a national outplacement firm, it was primarily through web-based seminars, which I found to have limited impact.
Having attended many of the career workshops offered by Northwest Family Services, I found them to be an ideal resource for my job search. I am particularly impressed with our facilitator, Rob Seemann, who brings a passion to his work, and really goes above and beyond with every class in order to address issues common to the group, as well as individual coaching and insights. Great job Rob, and to Northwest Family Services!
After meeting Rob Seemann and Lily Yurchenko of Northwest Family Services and attending their WorkSource workshops, I highly recommend them to other Clackamas County and Oregon residents. Rob is an excellent instructor who provides straightforward advice based on years of experience. He thoroughly listens to each individual who attends his classes and personalizes the suggestions he offers to match their current situation, which is exactly what people need to be successful with their career goals. Lily is an efficient administrator who is personable, professional and obviously well-organized. I have told several of my friends to attend these classes to learn more about valuable tips they could use to help strengthen their job search efforts.
I have now worked for NWFS for 6 months and I absolutely love it! My supervisors are AMAZING and always super supportive! My coworkers are always so amazing and have been so helpful with teaching me my new position. I love everything about this job and am so happy to be a part of it!
This organization puts on great programs for regional schools, community, and even the world at large through its website programs such as natural family planning instruction.
One of its programs really changed the way that we interacted with our children in setting appropriate limits for dating. The lasting impact of this organization in improving the lives of program participants is incalculable!
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!
Great place to receive services!
Everyone is always very helpful.
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.
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!
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.
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.