Roanoke Valley Home Visiting Referral Center

Contact Program Director
Alison Jorgensen
540.985.0131, Ext. 502
alisonj@councilofcommunityservices.org

The Roanoke Valley Home Visiting Referral Center is a free service that matches parents, parents-to-be or others caring for young children with a free home visiting program that best benefits their needs.

Home Visiting is a service that helps new parents and parents-to-be get their children off to a healthy start. “Home visitor” is a name used for a trained outreach worker, family specialist, or nurse who provides education, information and resources to families with young children. Home visiting happens in the convenience of your home.

Roanoke Valley and surrounding area residents who are pregnant or caring for children under the age of 6 may qualify for home visiting services. Home visiting services may be helpful in the following situations:

  • A high risk pregnancy
  • A child born prematurely or a child with special health or learning needs
  • Several children both close in age
  • Live in a group home for teens
  • Care for young children as their grandparent or guardian
  • Concerns about your child’s developmentBig Sign_001
  • History of substance abuse or domestic violence
  • Other situations that make parents a challenge

The Home Visiting Referral Center can connect you to…

  • Home visiting programs
  • Parenting classes
  • Smoking cessation classes
  • Ages and stages resources
  • Developmental delay programs
  • Autism resources
  • Dental services
  • Infant and toddler programs
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Pregnancy services
  • Prenatal care resources
  • Alcohol or drug resources
  • Domestic violence resources
  • And more.

How do I request Home Visiting?

Requesting services is completely voluntary and easy. Just take these steps:

  • Call (540) 985-0131 ext. 219 for an eligibility and behavioral health screening and possible referral.

OR

  • Ask your health care provider or case worker to tell you about home visiting
  • Sign the completed Referral Form
  • Your health care provider or case worker will fax the form to the Referral Center at (540) 982-2935. If you need further assistance, please call (540) 985-0131 ext. 219.

Click here to download brochure.

 

About

About Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

The MIECHV-funded centralized intake agencies serve select communities as a single point of entry into maternal and early childhood home visiting and behavioral health programs. Virginia’s highly trained Central Intake Coordinators accept both self-referrals and referrals from service providers, and screen and refer clients to available home visiting and behavioral health resources in their community. The goal of centralized intake is to promote coordinated systems of care and a consistent point of entry into home visiting, and to provide early identification of pregnant and postpartum women at risk for mental health, substance abuse, smoking and interpersonal violence.

The Council of Community Services, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Commonwealth University, was selected as one of four pilot sites across the state to improve coordination and access to home visiting programs.

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Links and Resources

Smoking Cessation

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Mental Health and Perinatal Mood Disorders

Perinatal Loss

Domestic Violence

Parenting and Childs Development

Pregnancy

 Other Resources