Success Stories

  • Meet Lourdes
    Lourdes* began the FLI Program two years ago. She was in search of an English class but she had found it difficult to place both of her children within a program because of their financial situation, and ages of the children. She wanted a place where she could attend school and have her children with her as well. She found that opportunity within the Family Literacy Program. Both of her children participated in the program, and met goals of successfully Continue
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  • Meet Susana
    Susana* immigrated to the US six years ago from Mexico City. Having no formal education, she was unable to obtain employment in Los Angeles. Her family struggled to depend solely on her husband’s income (as a baker at Vallarta Super Market), which was not enough to pay for their living expenses. Seeing an opportunity to start her own business, approximately three years ago Susana enrolled in North Valley Caring Services’ Family, Friends, and Neighbors Program. After obtaining necessary training, she Continue
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  • Meet Jacob
    *Individual depicted in the image is a model and used solely for illustrative purposes. Jacob* grew up in a home with no father and an abusive mother. His troubles at home forced him onto the streets in his late teens, where he eventually succumbed to drug and alcohol addiction. For years Jacob struggled to stay sober, stay out of trouble, and find a job (he never finished high school). In the meantime Jacob pan handled at the freeway exits for Continue
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  • Meet Peter
    Peter* is a 7 year old boy who first began attending NVCS’ After School Youth Program last year, while attending first grade. Peter’s parents are both immigrants from El Salvador. His mother cannot speak, write, or read English, nor can she read or write her own Spanish language. Peter’s father’s work schedule requires him to travel for months at a time. Therefore, when Peter needs help with his school work, his parents are unable to assist. Peter is considered an Continue
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Services Overview

  • Family Literacy
    Our Family Literacy Program is multifaceted and designed to educate both parents and children in the literacy skills they will need to succeed in work and school. Beginning with the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center, preschoolers learn the basics:
  • Outreach Program
    NVCS’ Outreach Programs reach out to the most at risk population of North Hills. Comprised of the long-standing Breakfast Program that is offered three days a week, homeless individuals and at-risk families are able to eat a hot meal
  • Special Events
    Family Fair: Held in conjunction with NVCS’ annual Bike-a-Thon, this spring fair offers families in the community information on available resources and services. Partner organizations include Van Nuys Adult School, Friends of the Family and North Valley Occupational Center.