Northern Virginia Family Service Expands Healthy Families Program to Loudoun County

NVFS Now Offering Healthy Families Services Across Northern Virginia

OAKTON, VA [February 12, 2024] – Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) today announced the expansion of its Healthy Families program to Loudoun County to help promote healthy child development for families with children pre-birth to ages 3 or 4, depending on the jurisdiction. NVFS Healthy Families is part of Healthy Families America, one of the nation’s leading family support and evidence-based home visiting programs. With the expansion to Loudoun County, NVFS provides Healthy Families services to all of Northern Virginia, including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, the greater Prince William area, and the city of Alexandria.

“Families access the tools, education, and support provided by our Healthy Families team that promote the well-being of children and foster nurturing relationships that are the foundation for lifelong, healthy development,” said Stephanie Berkowitz, President and CEO of Northern Virginia Family Service. “We’re honored to now offer these impactful services to families in Loudoun County.”

Designed to not only improve child health and developmental outcomes, but also prevent child abuse and neglect, Healthy Families services are free and tailored to the needs and situations within home environments.

For example, pregnant women in the NVFS Healthy Families program are connected to prenatal care and more often deliver healthy-weight babies. Children whose families participate in the NVFS Healthy Families program are more likely to receive primary healthcare, meet developmental milestones, and engage with early identification and intervention services.

Several Virginia and Loudoun County partners have supported NVFS in becoming the new provider of Healthy Families in Loudoun County. In particular, NVFS is grateful for the partnership with Virginia Department of Social Services, Families Forward Virginia, Loudoun County Department of Family Services, Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, and 100WomenStrong in helping to secure this vital resource for Loudoun County families.

“Right now, we have an extraordinary opportunity to shift the narrative from child welfare to child and family wellbeing,” said Jamia Crockett, CEO of Families Forward Virginia, the Virginia state office for Healthy Families America. “Everything we do centers around relationships, so being able to bring out the essence of our most basic human need – the ability to relate to others in positive ways – is life-changing for both parents and children. That’s why it’s so exciting to see NVFS Healthy Families once again expand to strengthen even more Virginia families.”

In addition to the Healthy Families program, NVFS serves Loudoun County residents through programs for early childhood education, community health equity (health access), community in-reach, youth, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and trauma recovery.

NVFS Healthy Families Loudoun is supported with funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), sub-awarded by the Virginia Department of Social Services Healthy Families grant FAM-21-083. The contents are those of the author and do not represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HHS, or the U.S. Government.


About Northern Virginia Family Service

Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. We provide the essential building blocks for financial, emotional and physical well-being, serving as leaders and innovators for the Northern Virginia community. Every year, we empower more than 30,000 individuals to achieve self-sufficiency. With these essential resources, our community is better equipped for future success and engagement among all of our neighbors.