Healthy Families and BabyCare

Our Mission

To support the residents of Virginia Beach in their efforts to achieve and maintain optimal levels of health; providing in home and community based culturally sensitive, family centered services.

Great childhoods begin at home!

As a new parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. That’s exciting… and maybe a little overwhelming! It takes a team to raise a child and home visiting could be part of that team.


You are Your Child’s First and Best Teacher! 

Home Visiting can help you feel more confident as a parent, connect you to community resources and enhance your parenting experience.   AND it happens right in your home where your child is most comfortable!!  It starts prenatally or soon after your baby is born.

We offer: 

  • Personalized Program 
  • Support for Stressful Days 
  • Connection to Community Resources 
  • Answers about Pregnancy/Childbirth 
  • Info about Nutrition & Breastfeeding 
  • Playful activities for Child Development 
  • Kindergarten Readiness 
  • Encouragement toward Family Goals

Free and Voluntary in English and Spanish.

Did you know:   80% of your child’s brain development happens before age 3!  Like you, we want to give your child the best possible start in life!  No two families are alike. Your program will be personalized to your family goals, values, culture, priorities and needs.

Healthy Families Virginia Beach

Healthy Families Virginia Beach is a voluntary home visiting program that provides a continuum of services according to the needs of the family.  Each family is connected with a home visitor who will work with the family at a scheduled time in order to provide guidance and support to encourage healthy parent-child interaction and home environment. Families are enrolled prenatally or up until 3 months after birth, and services can continue up until 5 years of program enrollment. The overall goal for Healthy Families is to promote positive, nurturing, responsive parenting; improve child health and   development; promote school readiness; and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Healthy Families Program Manager:  Amanda Caton

BabyCare Virginia Beach

BabyCare is a voluntary home visiting program that works to foster safe and healthy pregnancies through care coordination and support.  Families are enrolled prenatally or up until the child is age 2.  Registered nurses provide ongoing case management services and resource connection on a monthly basis in order to ensure families are receiving the assistance they need.

BabyCare nurses are all certified lactation counselors and can provide support for lactation needs.  The overall goal of the BabyCare program is to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes.

BabyCare Manager Brandi Mezzapeso

Early Language 
We are proud to partner with VBGrowSmart in offering LENA Home to families who are interested.  LENA Home adds an early language focus to our Home Visiting programs.     For more info about LENA Home, visit:              

Contact Us

Should you have questions, contact us:

Text or call:  757.641.8806
Fax:  757.518.2643