NVFS in the News

A linked index of articles about the work we’re doing

In the News 2017


  • 23 –  – Inside NoVA*
    NVFS’ Hilda Barg family shelter is among year-round homeless shelters in Prince William County’s Woodbridge area.
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  • 15 – They really careWashington Business Journal
    NVFS’ 2017 CARE Awards Breakfast recognized 25 outstanding local companies and featured a panel of business leaders.
  • 6 –  – Bristow Beat
    NVFS was pleased to join the discussion on ways Prince William County nonprofits can collaborate and work together to strengthen the needs of those in our community by combining our efforts and resources.


  • 28 –  – Arlington Connection
    NVFS received a $60,000 grant from CareFirst.
  • 28 –  – Potomac Local
    Patrons that drop off new or gently used coats will receive a voucher for one free taco. Donated coats and other clothing will benefit clients at NVFS’ SERVE Campus.
  • 21 –  – PR NewsWire
    Suntiva, based in Falls Church, Va., is a recipient of NVFS’ CARE Award.
  • 1 –  – Prince William Living
    Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas are collecting non-perishable foods at their restaurants for NVFS’ SERVE Campus.


  • 26 – – Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
    2017 CARE Awards panelists share the predictions for how the workplace will evolve in the next five to 10 years.
  • 16 –  – Alexandria News
    Client families, supporters, volunteers and staff enjoyed a picnic to celebrate the NVFS’ Healthy Families Alexandria’s 25 years of service to Alexandria families.
  • 9 –  – Digital Journal
    NVFS supporter Christine Angles wins national business awards.
  • 3 –  – What’s Up Prince William
    The childhood hunger campaign, supported by funds from Safeway, runs through Oct. 15.


  • 28 –  – Inside NoVA
    25 local companies have been awarded the 2017 CARE Award by NVFS.
  • 27 –  – PRWeb
  • 25 –  – Connection Newspapers
    In partnership with Just Neighbors Ministry Inc., NVFS immigration attorneys provide support for DACA renewal applications.
  • 12 –  – Fauquier Times
    NVFS is offering legal aid for DACA renewal applications throughout Northern Virginia.
  • 6 – – Centre View
    NVFS President and CEO Stephanie Berkowitz details how for many Northern Virginia residents, living-wage jobs and affordable housing remain elusive.


  • 28 – – Loudoun Tribune
    With a grant from 100WomenStrong, NVFS has created a resiliency program for local children.
  • 11 –  – LocalDVM.com
    Brenda Jacoby, a registered nurse and a foster parent through NVFS, became a foster mother 30 years ago. Since then, she has had more 20 children call her house a home.


  • 22 –  – Inside NOVA
    Arlington families participating in homelessness-prevention programs of Community Residences, Doorways for Women and Families and NVFS will attend the seventh annual “Night at the Ballpark” sponsored by HomeAid Northern Virginia.
  • 21 – – Local DVM
    When a heat advisory is issued, NVFS’ Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter provides food, ice water, air conditioning and computers for job searching.
  • 20 – – Chronicle for Philanthropy
    NVFS volunteer Brittany Dewberry and other young professionals share why they choose to give back to their communities through volunteering and how nonprofits are engaging young professionals.


  • 29 –
    NVFS programs are among Potomac Health Foundation’s 2017 grant recipients.
  • 23 –  – Fairfax County Times
    NVFS volunteer Rose Chu is recognized by Fairfax County for outstanding volunteer service.
  • 19 –  – Alexandria Gazette
    NVFS is one of Alexandria Rotary Foundation’s 2017 grant recipients.


  • 23 –  – What’s Up Woodbridge
    NVFS raises more than $600,000 to help strengthen local families at the 2017 Road to Independence Gala, and honors former U.S. Rep Frank Wolf and Leadership Fairfax, Inc. President and CEO Karen Cleveland.
  • 8 – – The Washington Post
    Former Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan auctioned off his trademark camo hat and tan suit to benefit the Redskins Charitable Foundation and NVFS.


  • 27 –  – The Washington Post
    The staff at NVFS’ Hunger Resource Center feel like a family — because half of them are members of the same family. Meet Hunger Resource Center manager Darrell Dixon and his children.
  • 25 – – NBCC Foundation
    Lyda E. Holguin Palacios, a doctoral intern at NVFS’ Multicultural Center, was named as one of 23 doctoral counseling students to the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program.


  • 6 –  – PRWeb
    NVFS’ CARE Award is among one of many awarded to Cassaday & Company, Inc. for workplace excellence.


  • 28 – – Prince William Living
    An overview of NVFS throughout the years, especially regarding its services in Prince William County
  • 21 – – Prince William Living
    NVFS staff have received training on preventing child abuse.
  • 17 –  – Loudoun Now
    Loudoun County finance committee recommends allocating additional funding to NVFS.


  • 28 – – Prince William Living
    This year’s bowl-a-thon, called “Strikes for Stronger Families,” will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Bowl America in Manassas (9000 Mathis Ave.). The event is a key fundraiser to benefit NVFS’ SERVE Campus; in 2016, NVFS raised more than $57,500 through the bowl-a-thon alone.
  • 2 – – Potomac Local
    Zandra’s Taqueria donated the clothing, along with proceeds from its sales of hot chocolate and coffee during the event, to SERVE, a program of Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS).