Healthy Families

Programs & services for new families

NVFS Healthy Families provides the tools, guidance, and support that families need to build a healthy, successful life. The program provides free services in Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, the Greater Prince William Area, 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 the 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 any need for other community resources. Once a family is enrolled, a family support specialist provides regular home visits from pregnancy until the child reaches the age of 3 or 4.

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We are proud affiliates of Healthy Families America.

Thank you to our program partners who help us ensure that families in Northern Virginia thrive!



Our Stories

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