• Do you want to.....
  • Who can participate:
  • What to expect:
  • How it works:
    • Strengthen and build new effective parenting skills to meet your child's needs?

    • Relate to your child in a positive and nurturing way?

    • Create a safe home environment for your child?

    • Families with children up to five years old.

    • Pregnant mothers.

    *Families must enroll before the child is three months old.

    • Learn about your child's developmental milestones and health needs.

    • Explore fun, free and easy activities for you and your child that can be done with your home visitor and on your own.

    • Connect with additional resources in the community that meet your needs.

    • This program is provided free of charge to families in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

    • Mental health counseling services are as needed.

    • Healthy Families will help you track your child’s development, find positive ways to handle discipline, create fun activities that help you bond with your baby while helping her grow and learn.

    • Your first in-person contact with Healthy Families will be with a Family Resource Specialist. Together, you will identify parenting strengths and needs.

    • Once you are enrolled in the program, you will work with your Family Support Worker to set a regular, weekly meeting time.

    • Through Healthy Families, you can also be connected to other community resources—from doctors to housing information and child care resources—that you and your family might need.