Mission: The mission of the nwsh is to serve the shaw community from infancy to senior citizenship, helping to provide healthy alternatives to strengthen the community and to break down barriers.
Programs: The developmental day care program provides stimulating and nurturing child care for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 5 years. The preschool program is accredited by the national association for the education of young children. The preschool serves children, ages 2 and 1/2 to 5 years. The objectives of the program are:to equip the children with basic academic readiness and social skills needed for a successful elementary school experience to provide the children a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day to provide safe but challenging opportunities for the development of gross motor skills to ensure that all the children complete the proper immunization program to instill a sense of values that will allow the children to become responsible, constructive citizens in their community to provide information to parents about child rearing skills and techniques to act as a catalyst between the families and various social agencies available in the community to serve special needs to provide the children with numerous cultural and real-life experiences such as visits to the smithsonian museums, airport, wharf, train stations, and fire stations on a weekly basis.
the social and community service center provides a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the shaw community. The following come under the umbrella of the center: senior citizen services, parent/family programs, family support program, and advocacy.