Client Services - ProgramsNW Works is a CARF1 accredited agency work and training program which takes a comprehensive approach to assisting our disabled clientele reach their fullest potential. Each trainee is given an individualized assessment and participates in the development of an Person Centered Plan (PCP) so that they can identify and target their employment goals. These goals are monitored and reviewed on a daily basis, updated quarterly, and are reviewed yearly and revised as needed.

The majority of our clients come to us with limited or no previous work experience or have significant gaps in their employment history. Through a unique combination of support services, each designed to offer individuals the opportunity to learn functional skills, we help each individual to identify their strengths, weaknesses, and long term goals.

Our trainees learn appropriate behaviors, attitudes, social and work related skills to help them reach their targeted goals. They gather in a work environment that creates a sense of self-worth while helping to remove their dependency on governmental subsidies to survive. The staff is experienced and dedicated in providing ongoing supervision and training to ensure the delivery of high-quality, outcome oriented services.

Depending on specific needs and qualifications, clients are generally funded through Medicaid, the Department of Rehabilitation, the Community Services Board, and Frederick County.

1 The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, (CARF) International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers in the areas of rehabilitation, employment, child and family, community, and aging services. The CARF family of organizations currently accredits more than 4,800 providers at more than 17,000 locations in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and South America.

Specialized Services

Client Services - ProgramsAs one of the largest training facilities in the area, NWW offers services to our disabled clientele which enhances their abilities in a non-linear fashion. As such, we offer weekly programs and services such as yoga, music therapy, cooking classes, dance/movement, wii bowling, exercise classes, crafting and community outings. Each service/program is designed to increase an individual’s skills, abilities and reported self satisfaction.

For more information about our programs and services, please contact Melody Crossway at 540-313-9409 or via email at