NVFS’ Healthy Families Program Receives Grant from Family and Children’s Trust Fund

Oakton, Va., July 13, 2006— Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) is pleased to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant from the Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT) to be shared equally between the Alexandria and Arlington Healthy Families programs administered by NVFS.

“NVFS is grateful to the Family and Children’s Trust Fund for this important grant, which is an acknowledgement of the quality of services that the Healthy Families programs provide. This grant will further help the agency provide much-needed services to families in Alexandria and Arlington,” said NVFS President and CEO Mary Agee.

Healthy Families Alexandria is a voluntary home visiting program, which supports new parents and their young children during a child’s most rapid and significant phase of development. Started in 1993, the program improves parenting, encourages child health and development and prevents child abuse and neglect. Affiliated with Healthy Families America, a national initiative of Prevent Child Abuse America, the program is a public/private partnership funded at the local and state level.

The Family and Children’s Trust Fund is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor to raise and distribute funds to local communities for family violence prevention, treatment and public awareness throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.