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Pregnant and Expecting

New Baby/Parent Classes

What to Expect - - this is a trusted resource that has guided expectant adults through pregnancy for many generations. Guided calendars of what to expect plus a community of support are available. is a resource for parenting for all ages in multiple areas.

New Baby/Parent Classes

Locally CHKD offers many parenting classes to support parents. Visit to see the resources and programs available. Baby 101 is for new or expectant parents who are looking for a pediatric provider.

Sentara also provides classes for expectant and new parents. Visit for more information.

Healthy Families Virginia Beach For Expectant Parents & New Families - Healthy Families Virginia Beach provides a continuum of services without cost and according to the individualized needs of expectant parents and families with young children. It provides the tools, guidance and support that families need to build a healthy, successful life. For specific program information and referrals, call 757-641-8806

BabyCare Virginia Beach For Expectant Parents & Families with Infants up to age 2 - BabyCare Virginia Beach is a home-based program that fosters safe and healthy pregnancies and healthy babies through education, care coordination, and support services. For specific program information and referrals, call 757-641-8806

Telephone Support Program For Expectant Parents & New Families - A Public Health Nurse provides telephone consultations, information, and referrals to community agencies and resources for expectant parents and families with young children. For specific program information and referrals, call 757-518-2620

Minus 9 to 5 - A child GROWS, DEVELOPS, and LEARNS from the time a woman discovers she’s pregnant through the child’s fifth birthday. Preparing Hampton Roads' families from CONCEPTION TO KINDERGARTEN is exactly why Minus 9 to 5 exists.

Minus 9 to 5 unites a variety of COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS dedicated to improving the lives of our region’s youngest residents and their families. Learn how Virginia residents and organizations—from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach—have joined together to ALIGN and COORDINATE PROGRAMS and services focused on young children and their families.

Hampton Roads Basics - The Hampton Roads Basics are five fun, simple, and powerful ways that every family can give every child a great start in life. The Basics Principles combine scientific rigor with broad coverage of key domains of early-childhood development. They are simple enough to commit to memory for regular use.

Sleep Tight Hampton Roads - Sleeptight Hampton Roads is dedicated to keeping babies sleeping safely. We strongly believe our entire community can work together to offer support, education, and resources so no more babies die from preventable unsafe sleep. Visit their website resource page for video’s and printable materials

Kinship Navigator Program - More than 2.5 million children currently are being raised by their grandparents and other relatives, both formally through the child welfare system and informally through private family arrangements. When these caregivers take on this responsibility, they often receive little to no financial support or advice regarding how to navigate the many systems they might need to access to meet the needs of the children in their care. While some child protection agencies are shifting toward a “kin first” culture and practice that prioritizes supporting kin caregivers, many still get lost in the competing demands of workers. Kinship navigator programs help fill that gap by providing caregivers with information, education, and referrals to a wide range of services and supports. The Navigator’s goal is to maximize the caregivers’ ability to provide safety and stability and, if needed, permanency for the children placed in their home.

Gloria A. Walker, M.A.
Kinship Navigator
Virginia Beach Department of Human Services
Housing Resource Center
104B N. Witchduck Road
Suite 316
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 385-3636

Parenting Classes for All Ages

Parenting Classes for All Ages

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, Inc.
Phone: (757) 467-7707
Address: 4855 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Services: Cooperative Parenting (Mediation), Pre-Marital Classes, Counseling, Consumer Credit Counseling, Anger Management, Adoption Services, Short-Term Foster Care
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Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
Phone: (757) 668-7500 or (757) 668-9304
Address: 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk VA 23507
Services: Offer a variety of free parenting classes in the Hampton Roads area.
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Fleet and Family Support Services
Phone: (757) 433-2912 or (757) 462-7563
Address: 1896 Laser Road, Suite 120, Virginia Beach, VA 23460
Services: Available Only to Military Personnel and their Families. Parenting Assistance for Military Families, Toddler Time for Children 1 to 2.5-years-old, New Parent Support, Talking to Your Children about Divorce, etc.

Mediation Center of Hampton Roads
Phone: (757) 624-6666
Address: 424 W. 21st Street, Norfolk, VA 23517
Services: Cooperative Co-Parenting seminars for adults who are in conflict with a co-parent concerning their children.

Positive Parenting
Phone: (757) 962-2112 ext. 18
Services: Parent Education Programs to Teach Parenting Skills, Interactive Video Learning for Parents. Single women and women with children receive emergency shelter, food, and clothing in our Family Shelter. Our caring staff helps them to find jobs and permanent housing.

Virginia Beach Department of Human Services
Phone: (757) 437-3400
Address: 3432 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Services: Financial Assistance, Social Services (Child Protective Services), Mental Health Services, Adoption, Foster Care, Assessments, and Referrals.
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Military One Source

Social-Emotional Resources for Families and Professionals:

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning - A directory of resources for residents of Greater Hampton Roads operated by ForKids.

July 2024

Housing Crisis Hotline

Housing Crisis Hotline
A Resource for Those Experiencing a Housing Crisis in Greater Hampton Roads.
Toll-free: (866) 750-4431
(757) 587-4202