Healthy Families

Programs & services for new families


NVFS Healthy Families, affiliated with Healthy Families America, provides the tools, guidance and support that families need to build a healthy, successful life. The program provides free services in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William counties and the city of Alexandria to promote healthy child development, and to prevent child abuse and neglect, for families with children pre-birth to age 3 or 4 (depending on jurisdiction).

Healthy Families’ four goals are to promote positive, nurturing, responsive parenting; improve child health and development; promote school readiness; and prevent child abuse and neglect.

What to Expect: A staff member conducts an initial parent interview to determine eligibility as well as need for other community resources. Once a family is enrolled, a family support specialist provides regular home visits from pregnancy until child reaches the age of 3 or 4.

To learn more about eligibility and enrollment, please complete our interest form.

of Early Head Start and Head Start kids have access to health and dental care

school readiness
of Head Start students demonstrate readiness for kindergarten.

of families enrolled in Healthy Families have an optimal home environment to support child development, or show improvement, after one year of participating

Our Stories

Allies in Prevention Coalition: An Initiative of SCAN of Northern Virginia

Child Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria

Healthy Families Interest Form

    Is the applicant pregnant?

    If yes, what is the expected due date?