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NW Works in Profile: Laura Bancroft

When Laura Bancroft first began working at NW Works in May, it was more like a reunion rather than a new job. As a former Shenandoah Valley Community Residence employee, Laura was once again working with clients she worked closely with years prior.  “It was the fun part of coming to NW works, I gotContinue reading “NW Works in Profile: Laura Bancroft”

Pho Bistro continues mission of Firefly Cafe – The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — A lot of hearts were broken on Sept. 30 when Firefly Cafe went out of business. Foodies lost a beloved lunch spot, and the clients and staff of NW Works Inc. lost a prime employment and job-training center for adults with developmental issues. The good news is a new restaurant, Pho Bistro Winchester, opened Feb. 4 inContinue reading “Pho Bistro continues mission of Firefly Cafe – The Winchester Star”

NW Works Re-launches Gardening Program

After several years of disuse, NW Works’ Gardening Program is back in action! Thanks to our generous donors and our stellar volunteers, ten raised garden beds were prepared during National Volunteer Week. Above, images of volunteers from First Bank and Shenandoah University, as well as a client and his mother spent several hours pulling weeksContinue reading “NW Works Re-launches Gardening Program”

NW Works in Profile: Lisa Daniels

We are thrilled to welcome our new Therapeutic Outcomes Manager Lisa Daniels to the NW Works team! A Clarke County native, Lisa is happy to return to the area after a stint in Charleston, SC.  Lisa has always had a passion for helping others, especially vulnerable members of our community. After graduating from Coastal CarolinaContinue reading “NW Works in Profile: Lisa Daniels”

Remembering Skeeter Knee

Walter “Skeeter” Knee was a force to be reckoned with in Winchester. He was generous, he was dedicated, and he certainly knew how to win friends and influence people. Skeeter passed away on March 13, 2021, after a lifetime of serving his community and NW Works specifically. Skeeter was involved with NW Works in theContinue reading “Remembering Skeeter Knee”

March 2021 – CEO Update

It’s hard to believe it has been nearly a year since we entered this pandemic and had to halt in-person services at NW Works. Despite the hardships of the past year, our team is committed to providing quality services to all our clients. That is why we are thrilled to share with you the effortsContinue reading “March 2021 – CEO Update”