Weekly Tip: Learn More about Homeless Shelters & Affordable Housing Assistance

Shelter is a basic need for everyone, and it’s the foundation from which families and individuals can begin to build, or rebuild, their potential to live independently.
If you or someone you know is homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, there are emergency shelters and other community resources available. Please check all these links for further information.
Homeless Shelters in Suburban Virginia
Second Story
Loudoun County Family Services
Northern Virginia Family Service
Arlington Community Assistance Bureau (CAB)
Prince William County ACTS
Area Homeless Shelter Referral List
For more information, please visit our NOVACares website at http://www.nvcc.edu/novacares/index.html

Tip of the Week: Did you know NOVA has an Office of Military and Veterans Services (OMVS)?

The Office of Military and Veterans Services (OMVS) is a centralized office designed to provide comprehensive resources to veterans and military related personnel who are utilizing VA and tuition assistant educational benefits. NOVA’s Office of Military and Veterans Services (OMVS), the Military, and Program Advisors provide guidance on certification requirements and act as liaisons between NOVA and the Department of Veterans Affairs, while assisting you in your transition from the military to being a student. In addition to you using your educational benefits, the Office of Military and Veterans Services (OMVS) goal and mission is centered on students’ success in their academic studies; which includes making sure each recipient understands the policies and regulations of each benefit.

For more information about the Office of Military and Veterans Services (OMVS), please visit our NOVACares website at http://www.nvcc.edu/military/index.html




Tip of the Week: Did you know NOVA has a Disability Services Office?

NOVA is committed to ensuring all students have an opportunity to pursue a college education regardless of the presence or absence of a disability. NOVA makes reasonable accommodations in providing course, program and building modification, and/or auxiliary aids and services in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. No academically qualified student with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in the services, programs and activities of the College.
For more information about Disability Support Service (DSS), please visit our NOVACares website at https://www.nvcc.edu/disability-services/index.html




October is Domestic Violence Month

Weekly Tip: October is Domestic Violence Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month occurs during the month of October of every year and is sponsored and managed nationally by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). NOVA’s Sexual Assault Services (SAS) is sponsoring The Clothesline Project at 3 of our campuses this month to honor survivors of sexual and domestic violence. During this month, many participants wear the color purple as a representation of their efforts to help fight against and end domestic violence. Domestic violence is pervasive and may be life-threatening, affecting millions of individuals across our nation regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, or education.
What can you do if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence?
• It is important to seek support to understand what your options are and talk about how the incident(s) impacted you. Contact NOVA’s Sexual Assault Services (SAS) by calling or texting 703.338.0834 (24 hours a day) or email nova.sas@nvcc.edu to receive support. Domestic Violence is a crime and against the NOVA Code of Student Conduct. For more information on NOVA’s obligation under Title IX to address instances of domestic violence, see the Title IX Policy on Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking.
• You may make a NOVACares report to request assistance at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?NorthernVirginiaCC. In an emergency, call 911.