We strive to empower neighborhood residents to build a vision of their community’s future!


North Valley Caring Services (NVCS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving the residents in the Northeast San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Since our humble beginnings as a soup kitchen more than three decades ago, we've continued to adapt our services to the changing needs of the community. Today, NVCS is a model center for community empowerment, offering a wide array of programs to enable residents to lift themselves out of poverty, while also encouraging them to build a vision for their community's future.

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Our model offers the necessary resources to help the community engage in solving local problems AND prepare for future success:

  • The youth after school program provides homework help and fun activities for kids and teens. It also serves as a gang prevention program by offering a safe place to visit after school.
  • The family literacy program benefits our young children with early education in our licensed childcare center, while providing our adult parents with important skills through ESL and parenting classes
  • A food pantry program for food insecure residents is made possible by the generous donations of neighbors and community members.
  • Our breakfast program is completely run by volunteers and is successful in feeding the homeless a hot meal three days a week!
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A message from our Executive Director As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes community empowerment, we strive to operate as lean as we can with a small but mighty staff and the help of amazing volunteers. However, we could not do this work without generous contributions from individuals like you and supportive corporations and foundations. Whether it is:
  • Feeding the homeless,
  • tutoring at-risk youth afterschool,
  • Providing gang prevention services,
  • Preparing adults and children for success through the family literacy program…
…and much more, NVCS is making a difference one person, one family at a time. We believe that the cycle of poverty can be broken if a community is given the right tools develop its greatest asset – the people. See for yourself by reading some of our success stories!
Thank you for taking the time to learn about North Valley Caring Services!
- Ivette Pineda, Executive Director


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  • Donate items from our Wish List
  • Volunteer for one of our programs
  • Volunteer at one of our events
  • Register to ride in our next Bike- A-Thon
  • Offer your pro-bono professional services
  • Schedule a visit
  • Plan a corporate volunteer day with your company
  • Find out if your company offers a donation-matching policy
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