My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Northwest Center (NORTHWEST CENTER INC), Washington, DC, USA
I was The Northwest Center's Pregnancy Program Assistant and Jesuit Volunteer for a year, working full time at the Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home. I could not have hoped to serve during my time in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at a more warm and welcoming place. Women and families from all walks of life are cared for with love and respect at the center, and the dignity of all life is acknowledged. Bilingual staff members and volunteers help support women in their native language. The social workers at The Northwest Center are very knowledgeable professionals and are well versed in social services to refer clients to in the greater DC area.
Diaper need is a huge public health problem. The center actively works to alleviate some of the stress of diaper need for local families by providing families with diapers and other essential baby items such as clothing, blankets, and formula. Not only does the center provide material items for families, but also emotional support. Confidential monthly counseling is provided not only during the pregnancy, but for the next two and a half years to help provide stability and support for mothers.
The Northwest Center will always hold a special place in my heart. I plan to support The Northwest Center for years to come with my donations because I whole heartedly believe in the mission of this non-profit. I know I will always have a place to call home in DC at The Northwest Center. I would encourage anyone thinking of scheduling an appointment, donating, volunteering, stopping by, or referring clients to do so.