Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center and Northern Virginia Family Services

 
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Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS’) breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. We provide the essential building blocks for financial, emotional and physical well-being, serving as leaders and innovators for the Northern Virginia community. Every year, we empower 34,000 individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency.

NVFS believes that every parent deserves the support and resources necessary to achieve success. NVFS’ Healthy Families program is designed for parents facing challenges such as single parenthood; low income; childhood history of abuse and other adverse child experiences; and current or previous issues related to substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or domestic violence. Its goals are to promote positive, nurturing, responsive parenting; improve child health and development; promote school readiness; and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner volunteers with NVFS Head Start Program in Arlington for a full day of service each year since the hotel opening in 2015. Through Hyatt Thrive, Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center invites local Hyatt volunteers from Crystal City, Reston, and Tysons Corner to spend a day interacting with the children and teaching them a new skill. The Hyatt team uses this time to foster creativity and thoughtful learning with the kids through crafts and interactive learning. Hyatt also collects and donates a variety of school supplies for the students cannot afford them. These supplies include arts and crafts materials; pencils, glue, colored pencils, scissors, markers, and additional supplies the school needs.

The Hyatt Community Grant will support NVFS' Healthy Families program through screenings, assessments and home-visiting services to 700 vulnerable first-time parents across Northern Virginia. These services determine each family’s level of need and risk factors correlating with child abuse and neglect, with eligible families receiving comprehensive home-visiting services. Home-visiting services are effective in increasing a parent’s ability to care for a child; strengthening parent-infant bonding; enhancing parental capacity to address a child’s physical and developmental needs; and preventing child abuse and neglect.

Learn more about Northern Virginia Family Services HERE.