Validated by decades of research, this nationally recognized child abuse prevention program provides support and education to new and expecting parents so that they can raise children who are safe, healthy and ready to succeed in school and in life. Through home visitation, skill-based curricula, and connections to community resources, families learn how to parent effectively, even in times of stress. Home visits are offered weekly, decreasing in frequency as parents become confident in their skills. Services begin prenatally or just after the birth of a baby and can continue until the child reaches school age.
Read more about Healthy Families outcomes in the most recent program year.
To reach Henrico Healthy Families, please call 804.828.4255.
To reach Northside Healthy Families, please call 804.233.3850.
To reach Petersburg Healthy Families, please call 804.733.9961.
Improve maternal and child health
Promote optimal child development and school readiness
Strengthen positive parenting knowledge and behavior
Increase family stability and self-sufficiency
Reduce the stresses associated with child abuse and neglect