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’ve sincerely enjoyed the time you’ve spent during the past couple of weeks. I know it’s not always easy or convenient to personally come to my home and work with me on various strategies to assist me in my time of need. Yet you gave so generously your time, knowledge, patience and expertise to assist and speak on my behalf at such a critical time in my life. Your dedication to devote so much time, and keep me informed of a plan of action, has truly helped ease a lot of my concerns as to how I was going to continue paying such high rent. For nearly two years, it had taken a toll on me – being so stressed and many sleepless nights. I am truly grateful for your support to overcome obstacles that I alone could not have done, to rebuild my dreams to find affordable housing and have stability in my life once again.”