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.
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.
400 East Cary Street Richmond, Virginia 23219
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.
2211 Dickens road, Suite 204, Richmond, Virginia 23230
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.
1 North 3rd Street, Suite 200 Richmond, Virginia 23219
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.
P.O. Box 2043 Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116
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.
5511 Staples Mill Road, Suite 102, Richmond, Virginia 23228
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.
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.
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.
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.