CHIP (Children's Health Involving Parents)
Children's Health Involving Parents (CHIP) improves the lives of families through a proven model that includes mentoring, education and behavioral health services in the home. We teach parents how to be confident and effective, resulting in children who are healthy and ready for school. What we do... CHIP provides primary and secondary prevention services to pregnant women and families with children up to the age of 6 years. In addition, CHIP provides asthma case management for children up to age 18. These services are provided in the family's home through a team approach. A team consists of an Outreach Worker, Registered Nurse, and Mental Health Clinician. Specific key focus areas include: High risk pregnancy case management; Assessment of child development and referral for early intervention services when indicated; Preparation for school readiness to include ensuring ongoing health care, dental care, and literacy and Asthma case management. Who can participate... CHIP's free and voluntary services are available to families in the City of Richmond, the parts of Henrico and Chesterfield that flank Richmond, and also to families in Petersburg.
Overview:Validated by decades of research, this nationally recognized program provides in-home support and education to new and expecting parents. Our program goals include: •Strengthening positive parenting knowledge and behavior •Improving maternal and child health •Promoting optimal child development and school readiness•Reducing the stressors associated with child abuse and neglect What we do... We believe that all parents want to provide the best, the healthiest, and the brightest future for their children and community. Caring assessment workers and home visitors provide valuable information and guidance to help parents be the best parents they can be. Our services include… •Comprehensive needs assessment and referrals •Intensive in-home visitation and one-on-one support •Access to parent education classes and infant-toddler play groups •Connections to needed community resources and services All of our services are free, voluntary, and offered until participating children reach school age. Who can participate... Our assessment and referral services are available to all new parents and parents-to-be living in Henrico County, North Richmond, and Petersburg. Eligibility for our intensive home visitation services is based on assessment results and level of need. Priority is given to overburdened parents with significant life stressors.
Overview: This program provides older adults and persons with disabilities the support and resources necessary to meet their basic self-care, emotional, and physical needs in a setting they prefer -- their home. What we do… Research shows that for those living with chronic illness or a disability, receiving care at home is often the best option for promoting optimal physical and mental well-being. Our program services include: •Light housekeeping and laundry •Meal preparation and eating assistance •Grocery shopping and errands •Bathing and dressing •Toileting and incontinence care •Ambulation, transferring, and lifting •Medication reminders •Respite for caregivers All services begin with a free comprehensive assessment, followed by a customized plan of care developed by a Registered Nurse. Services are provided within the Metro Richmond area to individuals requiring assistance with activities of daily living. Services are available for a few hours a week or 24 hours a day, including weekends, depending on need. Who can participate… Services are provided to individuals, living in the Metro Richmond area, who require assistance with carrying out activities of daily living. Subsidized services are available.
Overview: This volunteer-based friendly visitation program is committed to promoting health, independence, and self-advocacy for isolated elders. By facilitating intergenerational relationships between volunteers and elders, we increase the social contact, emotional support, and community connectedness of isolated seniors, all while providing more services for less money by effectively investing in human capital. What we do… The Visiting Volunteer program provides companionship, outreach, and advocacy through the intergenerational relationships established between volunteers and elders. Our program services include: •Identifying elders who are in need of socialization •Strengthening social support networks for isolated elders •Recruiting, screening, and training volunteers•Making successful, mutually beneficial matches between volunteers and elders•Educating volunteers and elders about available community resources •Providing frequent, on-going support to both volunteers and elders Who can participate… Elders are eligible for services if they are at least 60 years of age, feel lonely or socially isolated, and live independently. Volunteers are welcome if they are over 18 years old and are willing to make a one-year commitment to visit an elder every week, for at least one hour at a time.