Intervention and Prevention Services
IPE and Youth Initiatives
The IPE program ensures that youth ages 10 – 21 who are vulnerable to recruitment by gangs are able to develop the skills necessary to resist joining and that their parents and community members are able to provide the support and structure needed to keep these vulnerable youth safe from the negative influence of gangs.
NVFS Healthy Families Programs provides free services to pregnant women and first-time parents with children ages 0-3 years old. Intensive home visits are made on a weekly basis by trained Family Support Workers. The Health Families programs are affiliated with Healthy Families America, an initiative of Prevent Child Abuse America, and is an active member of the 35-site Healthy Families Virginia network. We offer programs in the following areas: Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax and Prince William.
Middle-schoolers residing in the City of Falls Church are eligible to participate in 1-2-1 Mentoring. Their adult volunteer mentor, who is required to undergo a background check, acts as a positive role model and provides friendship and encouragement. Mentors and mentees complete school assignments together, practice social and life skills, discuss issues of importance to the mentee, and participate in recreational activities and field trips.