Department of Family Services – Children, Youth and Families

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
703-324-7500 TTY 711
12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035
Oriane Eriksen

Healthy Families Fairfax

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Healthy Families Fairfax is a home visiting program for expectant parents or families with a newborn. Services are free, confidential and voluntary. We provide home visiting services that empower parents to help children develop the social, emotional and cognitive skills they need to succeed in life. Healthy Families Fairfax helps parents to ensure that children receive nurturing care from their family that leads to a healthy, long and successful life. Our teams of Home Visitors help parents bring out the best in themselves by tapping into the skills they already possess. 

Home Visitors:

  • Make regular home visits before the child is born and continue until the child is ready for preschool.
  • Help answer any questions about pregnancy and the best ways to ensure the baby’s birth is healthy.
  • Monitor the baby’s progress during different stages of early life to help prevent any possible health or learning problems.
  • Teach problem-solving skills to use during different stages of the child’s growth.
  • Support families in identifying and achieving their individual goals. 
  • Bring fun and creative activities for parents and children to do together.
  • Host play groups to allow families to build social connections. 
  • Help families and their children get ready for kindergarten and beyond.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 703-324-7720, TTY 711 or email our program. To refer someone you know or to self-refer to the program, please complete the Healthy Families Fairfax Referral form* and email it to us.

* Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-7720 or TTY 711.

Healthy Families Fairfax Brain Building Tips: Exploring Patterns

Check out this simple activity that parents can do with their 0–3-month-old newborns to help them develop eye and brain connections and build bonds with others. This activity uses common household items to introduce stimulating patterns to the baby and encourage language development. 

Familias Saludables’ Consejos e Ideas para el Desarrollo de el Cerebro: Explorando patrones

Mire a esta sencilla actividad que pueden hacer con su recién nacido de 0 a 3 meses de edad para ayudarlos a desarrollar conexiones oculares y cerebrales y construir vínculos con los demás. Esta actividad utiliza artículos domésticos comunes para introducir patrones que estimulan a su bebé y fomentan el desarrollo del lenguaje.

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