Northwest Family Services

About Northwest Family Services

Since 1983, Northwest Family Services (NWFS) has supported family stability, children, and victims of crime by addressing social determinants of health. We are a culturally-responsive organization with a wide array of programs that address basic needs, housing stability, youth engagement, family support, and behavioral health in the Portland- and Salem-metro areas.

Our programs encompass a broad spectrum of support, including health and social service navigation, youth prevention and intervention programs, and outpatient alcohol and drug treatment. Recognizing the power of unity, we provide coalition support for drug-free communities and lend our aid to youth and families impacted by incarceration. NWFS is also a proponent of restorative justice, offering mental health services and job readiness and placement programs.

We are proud to offer the only culturally specific shelter in Oregon for Latina women and children who have endured violence, echoing our commitment to victims of crime. Our efforts also extend to housing stability, helping families and individuals secure the foundation they need to rebuild and flourish.

Our approach to family stability is holistic, incorporating couple’s classes, parenting, and healthy relationship education. Our services, available in both English and Spanish, extend throughout the greater Portland-Salem metro area.

At NWFS, we believe in the ripple effect of empowerment – one act of kindness, one life changed, can emanate and transform an entire community.


Development intern

August 2018 Portland, OR
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