Disrupting the Cycles of Child Abuse, Neglect and Poverty

Families Forward Virginia builds healthier, stronger, more self-sufficient families by partnering with families and communities. 

We are a statewide non-profit working with parents and children.

Supported by both public and private funding, Families Forward provides statewide leadership for and unifies support for a multitude of Virginia programs through evidence-based and multi-generational prevention strategies.

Download your Child Abuse Prevention Toolkit today.

Everyone Can Make Great Childhoods Happen - Especially You, Especially Now is this year’s prevention theme for Child Abuse Prevention Month in Virginia. 

More than a reminder — it's a movement.

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America® launched the Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign as a grassroots effort for individuals and organizations across the U.S. to take action. The campaign promotes healthy child development while raising awareness to prevent child abuse and neglect—before it ever happens.

More than 55,000 children in Virginia are reported victims of child abuse each year.

Working with parents and their children, we provide home visiting programs, family support and education, professional development, child sexual abuse prevention programs, advocacy, public awareness and public education. Employing a team of 25 professionals and supported by more than 50 local affiliated organizations and programs, Families Forward Virginia is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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The Latest News & Updates

December 21, 2020

GA Virtual Visits with Parents - Advocacy Days

Governor Northam announced his package of budget changes on Dec. 16th. We have a lot of work to do in restoring funding for Home Visiting as a Medicaid supported program.

December 11, 2020

Home Visiting Families Need Your Help

Congress is poised to introduce a bipartisan emergency COVID relief package on Tuesday. Unlike prior proposals, it DOES NOT currently include funding for MIECHV.
Please take a minute to reach out to your Congressional delegation TODAY and urge them to prioritize $100M in relief funding for MIECHV home visiting in the next emergency stimulus package.

October 23, 2020

GA Budget Changes Affecting Virginia Families

The House and Senate have finally agreed on changes to the 2020-2022 state budget. The conference budget now goes to the Governor’s office where he will be able to propose amendments during a reconvened session in November.

Here are updates on this Conference Budget affecting our 2020 Policy Agenda.

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