The debut of Families Forward was profiled in this November 16, 2017 Richmond Times-Dispatch article.
"Statewide, the three individual organizations — plus their local affiliated groups — served about 10,000 families. With the home visiting program, it served almost 5,700 families. Now that all three organizations have been merged into one, Specter-Dunaway said a big goal is expanding their reach. There are more than 100,000 families in Virginia in need, she said, which means that Families Forward really only touches about 10 percent of those. The group’s annual budget is about $5.2 million, and about $3 million of that goes to more than 60 affiliates across the state that provide services locally."