Wellness Group Youth and Family Services

1510 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 101, Richmond, Virginia 23230

(804) 864-7673

www.vdh.virginia.gov/ofhs/childandfamily/ReproductiveHealth

The mission of The Wellness Group Youth and Family Services, Inc. is to provide effective mental health services that improve the lives of individuals and promote a healthier community. Our philosophy is built on the premise that services must be person-centered and adhere to the highest quality standards for our communities. Services offered are: Mental Health Skill Building, EPSDT, Therapeutic Day Treatment, Intensive In Home, Crisis Intervention, Residential Services, Parent Services, Family Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, Marriage Counseling, and Supportive Employment Services.

Virginia Resource Mothers Program – VDH State Office

109 Governor Street, 8th Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23119

(804) 864-7673

www.vdh.virginia.gov/ofhs/childandfamily/ReproductiveHealth

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.

Richmond City Department of Social Services – Family Preservation

701 North 25th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223

(804) 646-7196

www.richmondgov.com

Family Preservation at Richmond Department of Social Services provides assistance to families with children who are in need of emergency and supportive services to strengthen families to enable them to remain independent in their homes and to keep children safe and well. A range of services are offered including those that minimize the risk of homelessness, improve family communication, meet family goals and prevent out of home placement of children.

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.

Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

2211 Dickens road, Suite 204, Richmond, Virginia 23230

(804) 359-6166

www.pcav.org

Prevent Child Abuse Virginia (also known as PCAV) is the Virginia Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America and National Circle of Parents. PCAV provides both direct and statewide awareness and advocacy activities. Direct services include coordination of the state wide Healthy Families Virginia program, production of Hugs and Kisses through Theatre IV and the 800-CHILDREN statewide, toll-free helpline for parents, other caregivers and professionals. Other activities include training and assistance for prevention professionals, coordination of the statewide Child Abuse Prevention Month activities each year including an annual conference, coordination of the Virginia Statewide Parent Education Coalition, the Family Resource Center and a range of advocacy services both direct and indirect including training for professionals and volunteers.

Healthy Families Richmond

701 North 25th Street Richmond, Virginia 23223

(804) 646-4562

Healthy Families Richmond is one of many national and statewide evidence-based home visiting programs using the official Healthy Families model. It provides expectant and new parents with the education, community resources and tangible support they need to help their families thrive. Services are offered voluntarily, intensively and over the long-term (Prenatal until 3 years of age after the birth of the baby) and are free-of-charge.

Full Circle Grief Center

10611 Patterson Avenue, Building 201, Richmond, Virginia 23238

(804) 912-2947

www.fullcircle.org

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.

First Things First of Greater Richmond

5200 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23226

(804) 288-3431

www.firstthingsrichmond.org

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.

Family Lifeline

2325 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220

(804) 282-4225

www.familylifeline.org

Early Childhood Home Visiting programs through Family Lifeline are free, voluntary, and take place in families’ homes. Participants receive home visits by Parents as Teachers certified Parent Educators. Parent Educators partner with families to learn fun activities that help children develop, to create family goals and to connect to community resources needed to reach these goals. This program strives to increase parent knowledge of childhood development and early learning. Working with parents, the parent educators screen the children for any developmental delays and help them to track their progress. Home Care and Visiting Volunteers programs through Family Lifeline offer older adults and people with disabilities the support and resources necessary to meet their basic self-care, emotional, and physical needs in a setting they prefer their home so that they can remain safely in their own homes and enjoy a quality of life that preserves their dignity and promotes their independence.

Children’s Mental Health Resource Center

1506 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 207, Richmond, Virginia 23230

(804) 447-2144

www.mentalhealh4kids.org

The CMHRC supports families and the community with navigation of the child mental health system and access to services through three main practices:
1) Supporting pediatricians and primary care providers (PCPs) with linkage to mental health service providers, information, resources, and access to child psychiatry;
2) Supporting families through a parent support model that offers emotional support, guidance, information, about trainings, providers, and resources through their ever-growing, searchable database and their website.

C2ADOPT (formerly Coordinators2Inc)

8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 101, Richmond, Virginia 23229

(804) 354-1881

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.