Family Lifeline invited Caring Canines to visit us in our offices for a “paws” for stress opportunity. Their skilled volunteers and therapy dogs provided comfort and affection to staff, helping to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.

Family Lifeline’s home visiting staff work very hard to deliver intensive, in-home education, wellness and support services that bring independence to some of Central Virginia’s most vulnerable children, parents and seniors. We do this by taking our programs into the community to teach, nurture, and support individuals and families in ways that have lasting impact on their lives. These activities include teaching young mothers how to care for their newborns, educating parents so they can help their children succeed in school, supporting isolated adults and seniors so they may age in place in their own homes, and relieving the primary caregiver for an older adult with vital respite time for self, work or family.

The work is very difficult and we frequently offer opportunities to promote and encourage health and mindfulness in our hard working staff.