William Byrd Community House

224 South Cherry Street Richmond, Virginia 23220

(804) 643-2717

www.wbch.org

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.

Resource Mothers Program (Richmond City Health District)

400 East Cary Street Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 205-3677

www.vahealth.org/resourcemothers

Resource Mothers is a home-visiting program providing a combination of social support, education and practical assistance to first time pregnant teens as they experience the crisis of a teen pregnancy and makes the transition to parenthood. Some of the topics we cover in our curriculum-based education are community resources, pregnancy, parenting, child development, and healthy relationships. Our purpose is to increase good birth outcomes for the mother and infant and to reduce infant mortality. The teen is involved with our program from early prenatal until the child’s first birthday. There is no cost for the services we provide.

OAR of Richmond, Inc.

1 North 3rd Street, Suite 200 Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 643-2746

www.oarric.org

Opportunity Alliance and Reentry is a non-profit which serves individuals who are currently incarcerated and/or have been released from incarceration within the last six months. Operating from a case management model, OAR provides stabilization, transitional, employment, and intensive services. These services include but are not limited to: assistance with accessing housing, mental health services, substance abuse services, developing parenting skills, addressing criminogenic needs and cognition, and securing and maintaining employment. As an organization, we strongly believe in second chances and that every individual deserves to live a happy and healthy life.

Jordan’s Quest, Inc.

P.O. Box 2043 Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116

(804) 393-0110

www.jordansquest.com

We’re in business to show parents alternative ways to address the everyday concerns they might have when raising their children. We will come to your home or workplace to offer our services.

Henrico Public Library

1700 North Parham Road Henrico, Virginia 23229<.h3>

(804) 290-9000

www.henricolibrary.org

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.

Community Idea Stations

Sesame Street, North Chesterfield, Virginia 23235

(804) 560-8134

www.ideastations.org

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.

Communities in Schools of Richmond, Inc.

2922 West Marshall Street, Suite 2, Richmond, Virginia 23230

(804) 358-1247

www.cisofrichmond.org

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.