Farm. Fresh.
Family Style.

Join Us for the Third Annual Farm to Table Dinner

Hosted by Firefly Café & Bakery and NW Works

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Charles Harbaugh, IV Headshot

NW Works Senior Business Services Manager

Charles Harbaugh, IV

We are employment experts so we can give people jobs who have a hard time finding places in the community. I call it a safe place to land.

"Employment"

Charles Harbaugh, IV Headshot
NW Works Client Sarah

NW Works Client

Sarah

We laugh together. We try to cheer each other up, calm down when you’re mad, calm down when you’re sad, be brave, be yourself. You don’t have to be anybody but yourself here.

"Together"

NW Works Client Sarah
Heidi Richardson Headshot

NW Works Human Resources Manager

Heidi Richardson

NW Works is a gateway to employment. We help clients go into the community and find valued work, which enables them to grow, become accomplished, be proud of themselves, and have self-worth.

"Community"

Heidi Richardson Headshot

NW Works Day Program Coordinator

JJ Hilton

Instead of being home every day, clients come here, and we get them out into the community. The community gets involved by not looking at them as different but like they are somebody.

"Somebody"

Farm Fresh.
Family Style.

Join Us for the Third Annual Farm to Table Dinner

Hosted by Firefly Café & Bakery and NW Works

Learn More
Charles Harbaugh, IV Headshot

NW Works Senior Business Services Manager

Charles Harbaugh, IV

We are employment experts so we can give people jobs who have a hard time finding places in the community. I call it a safe place to land.

"Employment"

Charles Harbaugh, IV Headshot
Charles Harbaugh, IV Headshot

NW Works Client

Sarah

We laugh together. We try to cheer each other up, calm down when you’re mad, calm down when you’re sad, be brave, be yourself. You don’t have to be anybody but yourself here.

"Together"

NW Works Client Sarah
Charles Harbaugh, IV Headshot

NW Works Human Resources Manager

Heidi Richardson

NW Works is a gateway to employment. We help clients go into the community and find valued work, which enables them to grow, become accomplished, be proud of themselves, and have self-worth.

"Community"

Heidi Richardson Headshot
Charles Harbaugh, IV Headshot

NW Works Senior Day Program Coordinator

JJ Hilton

Instead of being home every day, clients come here, and we get them out into the community. The community gets involved by not looking at them as different but like they are somebody.

"Somebody"

Meeting workforce needs of local businesses. Helping people overcome barriers and find meaningful employment. Making our community stronger and more productive.

NW Works provides high quality, cost-effective services to the people and businesses of Winchester, VA, and the broader DC metro area. We are experts in helping people, who traditionally have difficulty, find and sustain employment, and we are growing to meet the workforce needs of local businesses. As a vital community partner, NW Works is uniquely positioned to recruit, train, place, and support workers, which helps Winchester businesses and reinforces the fabric of the region.

AWESOME THINGS WE DO

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Over 40 tractor trailers of product moved for our partners each week.

15%

Annual growth – In number of clients NW Works plans to train each year in the future.

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Seven clients care for bomb-sniffing dogs being trained to work for two federal agencies.

5,000

Rubbermaid brooms assembled by NW Works clients each week.

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Over a dozen – Multi-million dollar companies that partner with NW Works.

200+

Clients overcoming barriers to employment served by NW Works each year.

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NW Works clients serve over 450 sandwiches each week at Firefly Café & Bakery.

12

Interns building skills and obtaining employment through partnership with Valley Health.

AMAZING PEOPLE WE WORK WITH

NW WORKS PARTNERSSamir Jhaveri Headshot

“My vision for NW Works is to become the go-to place for project work. Facilitating employment for those you might define as unemployable is a noble mission and something we can execute.”

Samir Jhaveri
Vice President of Strategic
Business Development

NW WORKS PARTNERSWendy Carlson Headshot

“Some students had a career path and changed their ideas entirely after their experience at NW Works. They now want to work at a place like NW Works because they enjoy the environment, the people, and the mission so much.”

Wendy Carlson
Professor at Shenandoah University

NW WORKS PARTNERSNadine Pottinga Headshot

“The NW Works mission meshes well with the United Way mission. The goal is to educate people with disabilities and get them out into the world with employment. NW Works is good at developing partnerships with companies and other organizations that have good synergies.”

Nadine Pottinga
President & CEO, United Way

Samir Jhaveri Headshot

“My vision for NW Works is to become the go-to place for project work. Facilitating employment for those you might define as unemployable is a noble mission and something we can execute.”
Samir Jhaveri
Vice President of Strategic Business Development

NW WORKS PARTNERSRubbermaid Logo

“The NW Works mission meshes well with the United Way mission. The goal is to educate people with disabilities and get them out into the world with employment. NW Works is good at developing partnerships with organizations that have good synergies.”
Nadine Pottinga
President & CEO, United Way

NW WORKS PARTNERS

“Some students had a career path and changed their ideas entirely after their experience at NW Works. They now want to work at a place like NW Works because they enjoy the environment, the people, and the mission so much.”
Wendy Karlson
Professor, Shenandoah University

NW WORKS PARTNERS
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DELICIOUSNESS ONLY FIREFLY CAN MAKE

Firefly Café & Bakery is a fast casual café, offering gourmet, locally-sourced fare, served fresh daily with impeccable service in our warm and inviting atmosphere.  The café also serves as a training facility where clients learn to thrive in a real-world food service environment and gain transferable skills that enable them to succeed at restaurants, cafés, and eateries in the Winchester community.  As a successful social enterprise, Firefly is a strong example of the commitment NW Works makes to the combination of quality and community service.  

Firefly Baker & Client

SERVING OUR CLIENTS & PARTNERS

Meet Marshall Henson, Chief Executive Officer of NW Works

Marshall Henson is, at heart, a community developer dedicated to solving large-scale social problems.  With a degree in social work, Marshall joined the Peace Corps and delivered healthcare support for over two years in Malawi.  He puts his problem-solving skills to work at NW Works, where he creates connections, looks for ripple effects, and pushes for systemic change.  In Marshall’s vision of the future, NW Works is an organization that benefits the people and businesses of the local community and serves as a model for regional and national work as well.  He believes when the needs of both local businesses and those with barriers to employment are met, the whole society wins.  

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WE'VE BEEN UP TO GOOD

Empowerment through Employment.

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