We offer programs and services across six areas of impact: • Early Childhood Development• Mental & Behavioral Health• Economic Opportunity• Developmental Disabilities• Youth & Family Services• Health & Wellness. These programs and services instill hope and equip people with the tools to build a strong foundation for life. We believe that when we make ourselves strong, we make our families strong and our communities stronger.
Youth & Family Services
Our Youth & Family Services programs include a range of programs from treatment foster care to parent coaching classes. Our parenting classes help parents to develop positive parent-child relationships and improve their parenting skills. Clients are given opportunities to develop nurturing skills, a key factor in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Programs include: Children in the Middle, Family Coaching, Family Partnership, Parent-Child Nurturing, Life Skills for Adults, Treatment Foster Care
Mental & Behavioral Health
Our treatment philosophy is to support children, teens and adults as they make the journey towards mental stability, self-sufficiency, and overcoming life’s challenges. We accomplish this through outpatient counseling, family support, and assistance with the daily living skills necessary to lead a safe and independent lifestyle. Programs Include: Intensive In-Home Services (serves children/youth with behavioral and emotional challenges), Mental Health Skill Building Services (serves adults with specific mental health diagnoses), The Counseling Center (offers a sliding scale for inpatient counseling)
Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood Development Building a strong foundation in the early years prepares children for success in school, social settings and life. Our Early Childhood Development programs partner with families and child care facilities to raise healthy, confident children. Focus is placed on developing core competencies and confidence through hands-on learning experiences. Programs include: - Family Resource Center | serves child care providers, a profession which is one of the most underpaid in the education Sector - Healthy Families Home-visiting program | serves families of children who have risk factors for child abuse and neglect - Early Head Start | serves infants and toddlers, and their caregivers, in poverty through full-day childcare and child development services and family support services
Our Economic Opportunity programs are targeted to low- to moderate- income individuals and families, to help them develop plans for achieving financial success. Through educational workshops, loan assistance, employment coaching, and benefits access, clients have opportunities to strengthen skills that create a pathway to financial stability and self-sufficiency. Programs include the Financial Opportunity Center, Ways to Work and the Financial Navigators Program (a partnership with the City of Richmond's Treasurer's Office)
Since 1903, we’ve provided safe and loving homes for those in need. Today, this remains a priority. We provide homes for adults with intellectual disabilities, including both group and sponsored homes. We enhance the lifestyles of both children and adults, helping them lead full and meaningful lives while developing hope for the future. These adults are typically not able to find employment that would produce a living wage.