2 West Franklin Street Richmond, Virginia 23220
The Downtown YMCA is a resource within your community of men, women and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. The Y provides programs for aquatics, health and wellness and community engagement.
224 South Cherry Street Richmond, Virginia 23220
William Byrd Community House provides an environment for Richmond’s children where reading is always an adventure, healthy eating is a way of life and the child’s family is an integral part of the educational process making the children more likely to succeed in school and go on to become productive contributing members of their communities. The Early Childhood Education and Extended Day Programs, designed for children ages 3-5, are state licensed and 4-star rated programs through the Virginia Start Quality Initiative. William Byrd Community House also provides a Summer Camp program, designed for children 3-12. Supportive wrap-around services for families enrolled in programs, the Byrd House Farmlet, the Grace Arents Community Garden, the Byrd House Markey and the Grace Arents Library programs are integrated into all Children Services at William Byrd Community House.
109 Governor Street, 8th Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23119
Resource Mothers is a program designed to decrease infant mortality and low birth weight rates among Virginia’s teen mothers. To improve birth outcomes for the teen and the baby, the program encourages early entry into prenatal care, smoking cessation, drug and alcohol avoidance, healthy nutrition, up-to-date immunizations for the teen and the baby, regular health care for the infant, return to school or work for the teen, delay of repeat pregnancy and the development of a stable home for the teen and her baby with the help of her family and the baby’s father. Preference is given to first-time pregnant teens without adequate family support. The resource mother is a community health worker who develops a supportive mentoring relationship with the teen and her family. From the prenatal period through the infant’s first birthday, the resource mother provides health education, discusses ways to prevent infant injury, models daily living skills, encourages constructive decision making and life-planning, connects the teen to community resources and provides guidance to assist the teen in making a successful transition to parenthood. The resource mother has weekly contact with the teen and her family. Any pregnant teen is eligible for the program.
3900 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230
For 114 years, UMFS has been helping children and families in Virginia find hope. Through our treatment foster care program, foster parents and children find one another and often go on to become adoptive families. Through our residential treatment programs at the Child & Family Healing Center and Leland House, girls and boys overcome trauma and heal. Through Charterhouse School, students with special needs and autism find help and success. And through Project LIFE, teens aging out of foster care in Virginia find new skills and a voice. Through all of our services children and families find hope.
2006 Bremo Road, Suite 201, Richmond, Virginia 23226
(804) 249-9470 ext. 13
Safe Harbor’s mission is to empower survivors of sexual and domestic violence to transform their lives and promote healthy relationships for all. Safe Harbor has 4 core programs: community counseling, court advocacy, emergency shelter and community education. Our largest program, the community counseling program, provides trauma-informed individual and group counseling to children and adults who have been affected by sexual or domestic violence. Our court advocacy program provides support to survivors seeking protective orders. Originally started as a safe house, Safe Harbor continues to provide emergency shelter to survivors in imminent danger and provides education to paraprofessionals, organizations and community members on issues of sexual and domestic violence and training on best practices and trauma informed care.
2000 Mecklenburg Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223
Our program is a rehabilitation program located in Highland Park. The program offers women a unique opportunity to participate in residential substance abuse treatment; their children are able to accompany them into the program, thus enabling the family to stay together. This recovery program focuses on addiction and parenting issues, as well as helping the family move towards a healthier and more functional family lifestyle. The disease of drug addiction affects all kinds of people from all walks of life. We are privileged to serve the women and children who are affected by the devastating illness.
101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
Richmond Public Library has 9 community-based branches to serve our various neighborhoods. The library system provides a variety of print and non-print resources to support patrons of all ages. There are wide-ranging databases and online resources that can be accessed from anywhere. The library provides diverse programs to support every age: early literacy storytimes, STEM programs like Lego clubs and rockets, teen advisory councils and an annual craft sale, Summer Learning Challenge for all ages, job search support, computer classes and parenting/provider workshops. All library programs are free and open to the public.
1708 North 22nd Street Richmond, Virginia 23223
Educate the Child. Engage the Community. Empower the Community. PPDC’s programs serve the children, families, and senior citizens of Richmond’s East End. The flagship Youth Program, Richmond Promise Neighborhood, the Senior Citizens Program, and Food Distribution Program bring resources and support to serve our community.
1700 North Parham Road Henrico, Virginia 23229<.h3>
The Henrico County Public Library provides resources in print and a variety of other formats, including online resources, to support children and parents in the fields of literacy, educational achievement, job searches, parenting, and lifelong learning. The library offers free programs and special events such as the Summer Reading Club, family game nights, crafts, and story times, which enhance the quality of life for families in our community. We also provide monthly workshops for child care providers to earn continuing education credits that are recognized by the Virginia Division of Child Care and Development. We work closely with a variety of community partners to support educational initiatives such as the Federal Programs Preschool program at Henrico County Public Schools.
10611 Patterson Avenue, Building 201, Richmond, Virginia 23238
The mission of Full Circle is to provide comprehensive, professional bereavement support to children, adults, families, and communities. As a leader in their local community, Full Circle offers grief groups, remembrance programs, and educational trainings. All of their programs are led by experienced counselors or social workers and are offered at no cost to the participants.
3300 Church Road, Richmond, Virginia 23233
Fresh Start for Single Mothers & Their Children Community Outreach Project is a faith-based 20 week positive life advancement program consisting of inspirational and educational components with assigned family encouragers, dinner, small group discussion time, childcare, teen room, community connections to helpful programs and resources and needs assessments for participating families. There is never any charge for our program participants. We have weekly expert guests that cover important educational topics such as budgeting and credit, employment, interview and resume strategies, stress management, parenting on your own, car care, domestic violence awareness and child protection, beauty out of ashes, and starting a relationship with God.
5200 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23226
First Things First of Greater Richmond is a community nonprofit dedicated to strengthening families for a better community by: advocating for strong, healthy, lifelong marriages; increasing fathers’ and mothers’ active involvement in the lives of their children; and working to prevent out-of-wedlock and teen pregnancies in the greater Richmond area.
8716 Landmark Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228
Family Insight is a group of professionals that are committed to treating individuals and families that suffer from mental illness in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Staff is diversely trained and credentialed to meet virtually any type of mental health treatment need in a community based setting. Clinicians work to identify strategies to reduce family stress, implement behavior treatment programs, and teach parents skills to manage their children’s behavior. Individual and family interventions are provided in the home to meet the needs of the child and the family. All services are provided through practiced, evidence-based and client focused interventions.
6303 Bliley Road, Richmond, Virginia 23225
Candy Beers-Kim is an early childhood specialist who focuses on the power of the parent/child relationship. Through her unique knowledge in nonverbal communication, early childhood development, and neurobiology, Candy is able to help children and the adults who work with them feel more successful. She believes that through self-awareness
211 Newbridge Circle
Richmond, Virginia 23223
Call (804)737-7391 for information
Coventry Gardens is one of several HUD neighborhood centers. Each center provides access to computers, computer training and the Internet. They also provide a wide range of supportive services to help residents achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency.
Sesame Street, North Chesterfield, Virginia 23235
Ready To Learn is public broadcasting’s early childhood initiative. With the mission to prepare children for success in school, the program is available for all children ages 2-8. It focuses especially on the needs of children from low-income families. The initiative includes educational children’s programming, multimedia resources for children, community engagement events, parent and early learning educator trainings and resources.
2922 West Marshall Street, Suite 2, Richmond, Virginia 23230
CIS of Richmond is one of over 200 nonprofit affiliates of the Communities in Schools Network, the largest stay-in-school network in the United States. CIS works in Richmond and Henrico Public Schools from K-12, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources. By providing students with a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation, and a chance to give back to peers and the community, Communities in Schools has become the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates. Their mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
7201 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 301, Richmond, Virginia 23226
Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The free camps include confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children 7-17, and are held year-round across the country. We have offices in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia.
8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 101, Richmond, Virginia 23229
C2ADOPT is an innovative leader in the adoption community with a full array of trauma-informed, adoption competent counseling and assessment services, including support groups. C2 staff are available to provide training to groups of all sizes and help treatment providers, schools, childcare agencies, and parents better understand the unique needs of children and families in foster care and adoption. Adult adoptees and birth/first parents may benefit from their trainings, counseling services and their support groups. Services are available to anyone impacted by adoption or foster care. They welcome single, married, and LGBT families to explore services with us.