CHIP of Virginia changes lives two generations at a time by working with families caught in the cycle of poverty. Using proven best practices to intervene early, CHIP prepares parents to be their child’s first and most important teacher.
Head Start is a national child development program for children from birth to age 5, which provides services to promote academic, social and emotional development for income-eligible families. Many Head Start programs also offer home-based services to families and child care for infants and toddlers through Early Head Start.
Healthy Families Virginia is the nationally recognized home visiting model developed by Prevent Child Abuse America. The program is designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for adverse childhood experiences, including child maltreatment.
Healthy Start/Loving Steps works to eliminate disparities in perinatal health experienced by African-American women and their families to prevent infant mortality and low weight births.
Nurse Family Partnership is a maternal and early childhood health program that introduces vulnerable first-time parents to caring maternal and child health nurses. Nurses support first-time moms to have a healthy pregnancy, develop parenting skills, and provide their babies with the best possible start in life.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) promotes optimal early development, learning, and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. PAT supports parents in being their child’s first and most influential teachers.
Resource Mothers is designed to decrease infant mortality and low birth weight rates among Virginia’s teen mothers. The program was created to improve birth outcomes for the teen and the baby.
For locations of these programs throughout Virginia, click here.