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Healthy Families of Southwest Virginia


         Healthy Families for Southwest Virginia provides information and supportive services to first-time parents in Wise, Lee, and Scott Counties and the City of Norton. 

         All first-time parents qualify for a free Welcome Baby Package filled with pregnancy and/or parenting information, samples of baby products and a welcome gift.

         Healthy Families is a voluntary program that provides a family with a home visitor that is available to answer questions, calm fears, provide development and health information, support, and connect parents with resouces located in their community.  Home visitors assist parents in discovering ways to help their child be the very best that he or she can be. 



What can home visitors help new parents with?

  Promoting positive parent-child relationships.

  Promoting healthy childhood growth and development using the most current brain development information.

  Increasing school readiness by providing books to children and show parents things they can do with their child to help child development, even the impact of play.

  Parent "Get-togethers" that are not only educational but also include fun activities, a chance to meet other first-time parents, on-site childcare available if needed during the meeting.

  Transportation provided or arranged to doctor visits, parent "get-togethers," other important appointments.

Parents can access the program pre-natal or post-natal through their OB/GYN's office, in the hospital at the time of their baby's birth or through self referral.  Look for the self referral links located above on the right side of this webpage.