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.

Rubicon, Inc.

2000 Mecklenburg Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223

(804) 359-3255

http://www.rubiconrehab.org

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.

Richmond Early Childhood Development Initiative

101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 716-2030

www.richmondgov.com/ecd

Richmond’s Early Childhood Development Initiative (ECDI) provides parenting education for Richmond city parents of children birth through five years. The Nurturing Parent Program, a 15 week evidence based series, and two hour workshops are provided at a variety of locations around the city. ECDI also provides home visiting referrals and quality childcare training.

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.

Intercept Youth Services, Inc.

5511 Staples Mill Road, Suite 102, Richmond, Virginia 23228

(804) 440-3700

www.interceptyouth.com

Intercept Youth Services, Inc. is a human services agency specializing in behavioral health for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Intercept is comprised of unique person centered programs provided in both community and out-of-home placements. Intercept prides itself on being innovative, collaborative, and effective to make a lasting positive impact on all we serve.

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.

All Family Matters, Inc.

3500 Kensington Avenue, Suite E, Richmond, Virginia 23221

(804) 303-5186

All Family Matters, Inc. now offers four programs for individuals and families. Their Intensive In-Home Service offers individual and family/counseling therapy, crisis intervention, and case management services to children 3-18 years with a mental health diagnosis or behavioral disorder. The Mental Health Skill-Building Program offers case management and supportive counseling to adults 18 and over with a mental health diagnosis. Their Therapeutic Day Treatment Program serves children ages 3 to 16 with behavioral disorders and mental health diagnoses that are not able to manage appropriate behavior within traditional settings. This program will not be operating during the summer of 2014. We are also offering a group home for adult individuals with intellectual disability.