Health Resources

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN

RESOURCES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND MOTHERS

  • Birth Matters Virginia: Birth Matters' mission is to "improve birth outcomes and lower social and economic costs through access to education, dissemination of evidence, and the sharing of personal narrative." Connect with Birth Matters Charlottesville Chapter here

  • Healthy Families at ReadyKids: Healthy Families is a home visiting program that support and empowers pregnant women and mothers with young children  by fostering positive parent-child interactions, which will prepare children to be school-ready. Through weekly visits, they provide developmental information and connect families to resources in community.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR ADULTS

  • Adults who are US citizens or qualified legal immigrants may apply for Medicaid or Plan First, Virginia's family planning program. 

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT and MEDICAID 

Medicaid:

  • The rules have changed in Virginia!  So, if you applied for Medicaid in the past and were denied, you may soon be eligible.

  • Las reglas han cambiado! Si solicitó Medicaid en el pasado y se lo denegaron, pronto podrá ser elegible. More Information: www.coverva.org. 1-855-242-8282 - Se habla espanol 

 

  • * The phone number is the #1 recommended source for information and to obtain coverage

  • Sign up begins November 1

ACA/Marketplace Exchange:

  •     Open enrollment to purchase federal health insurance begins November 1-December 15th 
        Call for more information and for help signing up- 1-855-242-8282 - Se habla espanol 
        To sign up online go to - www.coverva.org

For more information on Medicaid and ACA view these brochures. 

VIRGINIA WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

  • WIC helps women, infants, and children to be healthy by giving them healthy foods at
    no cost (milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, fruits and veggies, baby formula, and more).
    WIC also provides nutrition counseling and education, breastfeeding support and
    breast pumps, and referrals to other programs. Appointments available in Spanish. Undocumented individuals are welcome.

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Directory of Mental Health Services for Spanish Speaking Consumers

  • The Women's Initiative provides counseling services to uninsured or underinsured women. They have several Spanish-speaking staff members.

  • The Charlottesville Free Clinic provides Adult Psychiatric Services for non-urgent mental health needs and individual therapy. They use an interpreter for Spanish-speaking clients. 

OTHER RESOURCES

  • The Community Dental Center offers preventive and restorative dental services, including x-rays and cleanings. Medicaid/FAMIS typically covers all costs at the Center. Costs for children who do not have Medicaid/FAMIS are pay-as-you-go.  

  • Region Ten Community Services Board provides a range of services, including mental health, intellectual disability, and substance use services. They have multiple programs for children and families, including Strengthening Families, which provides support to families with children ages 3 to 11.

  • (SHE) Shelter for Help in Emergency works to support and empower victims of domestic violence through a combination of residential, community-based and outreach services. They have an Advocate for the Spanish-speaking community.

  • The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy, and support to men, women, and children. 

  • La Clínica Latina at The Charlottesville Free Clinic offers medical attention free of charge and in Spanish every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of the month. Please call at (434) 296-5525 to make an appointment and/or to receive financial medical assistance. Space is limited. 

  • The Family Check-Up (FCU) is a 3 session model that is scheduled directly with the family. The program is a strengths-based intervention that reduces children’s problem behaviors by improving parenting and family management practices. It promotes positive child outcomes such as decreased substance use and increased school attendance.

  • Foothills Child Advocacy Center provides Spanish workshops, focused on child sexual abuse prevention for adults who would like to learn how to better protect children from sexual abuse. Foothills also provides support and provides forensic interviews to victims of abuse at their center.

Our Mission

The mission of Creciendo Juntos is to provide a platform for the voices, needs and wants of the Latinx community in Charlottesville and surrounding counties through education and leadership development. As agents of advocacy and equity, our volunteer network of individuals and organizations strive to strengthen Central Virginia by ensuring that all Latinx individuals have access to the opportunities they need to become resilient leaders in our community.

CONTACT

Karina A Monroy

Program Coordinator

Coordinator@cj-network.org

PO Box 184

Charlottesville, VA 22902

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