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 just want to thank you and your community members at NVFS for your financial, emotional, social support, etc. to my family and I. Thank you for the last meeting we had and how you took the time to explain to me the progress I had made and how I can go from here. Nobody had ever told me that, and that gave me the courage to go ahead and plan for my future knowing that I can always come to members of NVFS any time I need advice and support.”