Home visiting is a proven method for strengthening families and helping children grow up healthy, thriving and ready to learn. There are a variety of home visiting providers throughout our region providing professional support to families from conception, and through the early years of a child’s life. Check out this video to hear from families who have benefited from valuable, home visiting relationships here in Hampton Roads.
At his recent visit to EVMS, Dr. Norm Oliver, Director of Public Health mentioned Minus 9 to 5 as an example of effective ways to address complex social issues. Dr. Oliver has been an advocate of the community-based work that Minus 9 to 5 has been engaged in, often refering to it as a good model for working collaboratively and breaking down the silos between different sectors. Read the article featured on EVMS’ Pulse here.
Minus 9 to 5 is making finding information about Kindergarten Registration easier across the region. In coordination with our local school divisions, we are getting the word out to families about what they need to register their children for Kindergarten. Check out our Kindergarten Registration page for more details. You can also download a flyer and a registration checklist to share with friends or other organizations who can spread the word!
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Minus 9 to 5’s Healthy Homes, Healthy Children working group led the charge to convene 23 regional partners to develop a regional, unified infant safe sleep effort, Sleep Tight Hampton Roads. Click here to see EVMS’s coverage of the News Conference held on March 15.