Programs that help older people remain active, healthy, and engaged are fundamental to aging well. Yoga, dance, and group walks; art tours, lectures, and book groups all keep mind and body alive. At NNV, professional staff connect older residents with services, and neighbors fill in the gaps transportation, errands, home repairs, and friendly visits. But all this is put to the test by a virus that places elderly residents in its crosshairs. NNV moved quickly from in-person to contactless volunteer services and programming. Volunteers check on the well-being of members, identify and meet needs, and alert staff to concerns. Zoom programming (preceded by tutorials on using it) and a community listserv and webpage connect members and families. Now, socially distanced front porch visits, outdoor walks, and transportation to medical appointments are all in place - real steps toward recovery.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 3

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 3; DC-Ward 4; American University Park; Barnaby Woods; Chevy Chase DC; Forest Hills; Friendship Heights; Hawthorne; North Cleveland Park; Tenleytown; Van Ness

Age Groups Served: Seniors (50+)

Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities; Individuals who identify as LGBTQ; Individuals living with HIV/AIDs; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Veterans/Military Families; Immigrants/Refugees

  • Number of clients we serve annually:   260
  • Number of volunteers who work with us annually:   120
  • Average monthly service requests:   336
  • Community participants in programs in prior 6 months:   638
  • Number of website users:   10,524

Awards & Recognition

2021 Excellence in Innovation Award - LeadingAge DC


  • How Northwest Neighbors Village adapted to keep helping neighbors through the pandemic
    Tue Feb 23 2021, Forest Hills Connection  
    Because many of our members are in vulnerable age or health brackets, we became a centralized source for the latest coronavirus information.

Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for Northwest Neighbors Village is: Less than $500k

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