Healthy Families Rappahannock Area

Wouldn’t it be nice if babies came with instruction manuals? Parenting is hard. Can you imagine the additional stress of single parenting, inadequate income, domestic violence, limited education, or having to raise a child or children from the memories of your own unpleasant childhood?

Healthy Families Rappahannock Area (HFRA) is a living, breathing manual that offers a nationally accredited program providing regular home visits to promote positive parenting, improve childhood outcomes, and increase family self-sufficiency through education and community support.  Parents participate in home visits so they can learn how to recognize and respond to their babies’ changing developmental needs, use positive discipline techniques, cope with the day-to-day stress of parenting in healthy ways, and set and achieve family goals.

These voluntary but intensive supports begin prenatally or right after birth. Families can be supported through the child’s fifth birthday.

As a non-profit, we work closely with our fiscal agent, the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, and our other community partners, to support child well-being and prevent abuse and neglect through the promotion of positive parenting. Healthy Families Rappahannock Area is a member agency of the Rappahannock United Way.

The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board serves as the fiscal agent for Healthy Families Rappahannock Area..

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Emergency Services are still available. Please call 540-373-6876 if you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis.

Due to the current State of Emergency, and in accordance with recommendation to limit in-person gatherings to 10 or less, our May Board of Directors meeting will be held virtually at 5 p.m. on May 19. Public comment may be submitted up until 4:00 pm on May 19th by emailing  Public comments that include the full name and address of the commenter will be read into the record during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.  The meeting will be Livestreamed on Rappahannock Area Community Services Board’s Facebook page on May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

We encourage our community to stay home (whenever possible) and stay safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. We now offer most of our outpatient, early intervention, and case management services via telemedicine so you can receive the support you need from the safety of your home.

Our committee and board meetings and facilities tour for April have been canceled. Our day support programs are suspended temporarily.

Our popular plant sale is continuing but with some changes to ensure everyone's safety. Please order ahead and your plants will be waiting for you when you drive up.

At this time, we are suspending recruitment for most positions. See our employment portal for more information.

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