Family Services

The mission of the Family Services program is to protect and improve the health of all residents, with a focus on women, infants, children, adolescents, and their familes.

BabyCare

The BabyCare program improves pregnancy and birth outcomes by providing home visits from registered nurses to high-risk pregnant women and infants up to 24 months of age. The program provides intensive case management, coordination of care, and education about prenatal care, birthing, and parenting.

Resource Mothers

Resource Mothers is a program where an outreach worker becomes a support person for pregnant and parenting teens. These staff encourage the teens to complete education and build a future for themselves by providing parenting education, connecting teens to available resources, and teaching them about the care of a newborn/infant. They also provide car seat instruction and demonstration.

 

 

For more information about the BabyCare or Resource Mothers program, contact:

Mary Anne Hall, RN, BSN
276-685-0026
Mary.Hall@vdh.virginia.gov

Infant & Child Safety

The Safe Sleep Program is a grant funded program through the Twin County Community Foundation and the Wythe Bland Foundation. Nurses and Resource Mothers provide safe sleep education, cribettes (e.g. pack n plays), and safe sleep accessory kits to any participant that is 36 weeks pregnant or any child less than one year old.

The Car Seat Program is designed to increase correct usage of a car seat and provide a better understanding that safety seats save lives. Individuals are eligible to receive a free car seat or booster, including hands on education and training if:
1) they live in Virginia,
2) are a custodial parent, legal guardian, or foster parent of a child 7 years of age or younger,
3) are income eligible for WIC, SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, or FAMIS.
If a woman is pregnant, they need to be in their last trimester of pregnancy to enroll in the class.

Long Term Care Pre-Admission Screenings (LTSS)

This program provides a timely screening assessment for Medicaid or Medicaid-eligible clients needing nursing home placement or services in the home or the community. Screenings are targeted to older adults, people with disabilities, and children needing a long-term placement waiver or home-based care. These screenings are conducted by community-based teams including a nurse from the local health department and a social worker from the Department of Social Services in each locality.

Contact your local health department for more information on Infant & Child Safety or LTSS programs.