Frequently Asked Questions

Where is NW Works located?

  • NWW’s headquarters are in Winchester, Virginia (3085 Shawnee Drive, Winchester, VA 22601). NWW also has satellite job sites in Maryland and West Virginia.

What type of services does NWW provide?

  • Training services in janitorial, landscaping, mailroom and production services.
  • Paid work services, both on-site and off, with hourly rates up to $18 per hour.
  • Comprehensive support services, including music therapy, yoga, dance/movement, educational support/training, woodworking and gardening.
  • Job development and support services to help individuals get and keep jobs of their choice.

Who is eligible to receive services?

  • Individuals diagnosed with a disability that meet program entrance criteria and have some form of funding.
  • Individuals in the TANF program referred by the Department of Social Services.
  • Individuals who do not need support services and are interested in joining our temporary work team (Vocational Internship Program).

What type of funding does NWW received?

  • Earned Income (NWW businesses and Fee for Service): 70%
  • Grants: 5%
  • Government: 25%

Where do the employees of NWW live?

  • Typically, our workers live in Winchester or the surrounding counties (primarily counties of Frederick and Clarke) in residential programs, with their parents/family members or independently, either with or without the assistance of community programs and services. Currently, NWW is serving 165 workers per year.

Does NWW provide transportation?

  • Yes, NWW has limited transportation options both to the workcenter, and to community based sites. A NWW counselor will be happy to discuss options available to you.

Why Come to NW Works?

Since 1970, NWW has built it’s programs and services around the needs of our constituents. When you or a loved one comes to NWW you can expect:

  • Programs that adhere to the highest quality standards. NWW is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the standard bearer for workforce development agencies such as ours.
  • A full spectrum of services, including work in-facility and in the community.
  • A full assessment of each person’s abilities, preferences and goals which are monitored daily, reviewed quarterly, and rewritten yearly.
  • Providing excellent job opportunities that help individuals move beyond the “working poor” to reach their fullest potential.FAQ