Health care is critical to creating a strong foundation for overall health and well-being. Without access to both preventative health services and health care, it can feel impossible for individuals to function at work or at home. But not everyone living in the Northern Virginia region is able to afford health or dental insurance. NVFS health programs remove barriers to medical care so that families do not need to decide between medication, rent or food.
Proper nutrition education informs health decisions as well, and helps families make good choices about what they eat. By focusing on how food affects their bodies, family members can maintain better health overall and decrease the impacts of poor nutrition on their bodies. We also ensure that local families have access to food essentials to provide the nourishment they need each and every day.
“I wanted to thank you for everything. I can’t tell you how much the kids are finally happy. It was the first night for all of us to sleep. We are sending you big hugs and telling you thank you for everything you’ve done for us.”
– Program for Survivors of Torture and Trauma client