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Healthy Families - How It Works
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Referral

  • To be eligible for services, an individual must be expecting a baby or have a baby that is less than 3 months old.
  • Referrals are received at locations such as the Charles City and New Kent Health Departments, New Kent and Charles City Department of Social Services, and local high schools or at the Quin Rivers, Inc. office.
  • Based on information provided at time of referral, or self referral, the Family Resource Specialist will contact the family to schedule a time to complete a program assessment for services.

Assessment

  • Family Resource Specialist will go to each individual's home to explain the program and complete the assessment for services.
  • Based on information provided during the assessment process, services may be provided on 2-level

    1. Information, education, and referral or
    2. Intensive home visiting services
  • All services are free of charge and voluntary.

Home Visiting

  • Families that receive home visiting services will have weekly visits in their home by a Family Support Worker.
  • All families receive weekly home visits for a minimum of 6 months after the birth of the baby or after services begin.
  • Families may receive services until the child turns age 5.
  • Family Support Workers provide information on child development using Parents As Teachers; an evidence based, research informed curriculum.
  • Babies don't come with instructions so Family Support Workers provide services and support based on each individual family's needs.