Healthy Families Serves 100th Breastfeeding Mom
Healthy Families’ Certified Lactation Counselor Joy Knapton is celebrating a huge milestone —she served her 100th breastfeeding mother in just a two year time period.
Healthy Families is an evidence-based home visiting program that serves parents living in Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Lynchburg from pregnancy through the child’s fifth birthday. By offering in-home support, we cultivate positive, nurturing parent-child interactions.
Our information and activities empower parents to be their children’s first teachers, promoting healthy childhood development and school readiness. Families are connected with resources in the community that strengthen overall family functioning and help parents meet their goals.
Healthy Families is a free and voluntary service that is nationally accredited by Prevent Child Abuse America. We have staff available who specialize in working with fathers, breastfeeding mothers, teen parents and Spanish-speaking families.
Making an Impact
HumanKind’s Healthy Families program is one of more than 600 Healthy Families programs serving families across the country. Research demonstrates that the Healthy Families America model positively impacts children, families, and communities. HumanKind’s program is also part of a statewide network of over 30 Healthy Families programs in Virginia, all of which report data that is evaluated annually to demonstrate effectiveness. The most recent statewide Executive Report can be found HERE.
For more information, or to make a referral, contact us at (434) 485-8139 or HF@humankind.org.