ComfortCare Connections places YOU at the center! As you start this new journey, we want to offer a program that connects you with valuable resources available within your community. We will guide you along that process and provide you with material support based upon the connections you make. 

Current ComfortCare patients are eligible. By connecting with a program designed to help you physically, socially, emotionally, and/or spiritually, you will also provide practical resources for your growing family like diapers and wipes, baby clothes and blankets, + other baby essentials!

Get Started:
1. Select a program that would benefit you most from the approved options below.

2. Download your enrollment form here, or pick up a copy at our clinic. 

3. Contact the program you are interested in to confirm the schedule. Mark it on your calendar and make plans to attend.

4. Have your instructor sign your enrollment form when you attend.

5. Bring your form to ComfortCare to receive free diapers and wipes for the first year of your child’s life + a baby gift and essentials when the baby is born!

 

CLASS OPTIONS:

Augusta Health Prenatal Classes – Childbirth Preparation Series

This series of classes help expectant moms & dads prepare for childbirth, basic childcare and safety needs, as well as helpful tips relating to breastfeeding.
Contact: 540-332-4360 or register online
Cost: $100 (some insurance companies cover this cost, including Medicaid)

*If your OB/GYN or other healthcare provider offer prenatal classes, those will also qualify for material assistance if it meets our basic criteria. Let us know the class and the best contact and we will get in touch to verify the necessary information.

Community Bible Study

This is a non-denominational group that seeks to make Bible study available to all.  The study is held on Wednesdays from 10-11:45am at Manly Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington. They also offer classes for children, ages infancy and up.
Contact: Nancy Sika 540-261-3199 / jimsika@centurylink.net
Cost: $35

Hand-in-Hand

Hand-in-Hand is a home visiting program serving pregnant and parenting teens from pregnancy until the baby’s first birthday. Community Health Workers meet with program participants twice a month to educate them about having a healthy pregnancy and baby.  These workers can provide transportation to medical appointments, link teens to resources in the community to meet their needs and help fill out Medicaid and WIC applications.  
Contact: Ashley Cromer  540-564-7151 / alcromer@sentara.com
No Cost

Healthy Families of the Blue Ridge

This is a home-visiting program to assist new parents with what they need to support their child’s health, growth and development from birth to five years of age.
Contact: Carrie Thompson 540-564-5159 / cwthomps@sentara.com
No Cost

HEART

ComfortCare’s HEART program is an abortion recovery and support group for women grieving past abortion decisions. No matter your age or beliefs, you can benefit from the HEART program. Grieving is a normal and healthy response to a major loss through death. It is a painful process but one that helps relieve our sorrow and grief. Click here to learn more.
Contact: Barbara Medaries 540-290-5327 / healingheartinfo@gmail.com
No Cost

LOVE, Inc.

Love Inc. offers a practical support approach within a Christian environment that encourages the building of relationships. After attending the initial class, New Image, participants can select support on financial management, health and wellness, parenting, and discipleship.
Contact: Schedule an intake appointment at 540-221-2955
No Cost

New Moms Ask A Nurse

Sentara RMH Health Center’s New Moms Ask a Nurse class is open to any mother with a baby that is 12 months old or younger. The program has been extended to mothers who are carrying and include topics like postpartum depression and breastfeeding. A nurse is always a part of the class and Healthy Families of the Blue Ridge will also join in with helpful support and resources.
The classes takes place every Wednesday from 1:30-3:00 pm.(ZOOM classes are also available for those who cannot make it to the in-person classes.)
Contact: 540-564-7155 or 540-564-5661
Cost: Free

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum Education

Kimary Schatten, CNM, MPH is offering a series of classes through Rockbridge Area Health Center to help prepare women for childbirth and newborn care.  She will go over prenatal care and advice for a healthy pregnancy, what you need to know about labor and delivery, as well as some newborn and early postpartum care.  
Contact:  Kimary Schatten 540-464-8700
No Cost

Quit Now Virginia

Quit Now Virginia offers a pregnancy program designed to help pregnant women stop smoking. The program is offered, based upon a referral from ComfortCare Women’s Health and your permission to share your contact information with the Quit Now program. The program works with the client individually to identify needs and an appropriate treatment plan, with supplemental counseling services.  All interaction is by phone or electronically, so convenient to access and use on your journey.
Contact: CCWH employee &/or QuitNow    
No Cost

S.H.I.N.E. - Rockbridge Regional Adult Education

S.H.I.N.E. offers a variety of adult education courses, including high school completion, workforce studies, and English as a Second Language.
Contact: Lindsay Brooks  540-462-7536 / Lindsay_brooks@rockbridge.k12.va.us
Cost: Varies depending on course selected. Ranges from $25-$400. The program works with students regarding costs & vouchers.

Substance Use Disorder & Mental Health Services

Rockbridge Area Community Services offers programs that provide support and treatment for people suffering from mental health and/or substance use disorder(s).
Contact: Tamara Bohling, BSW, QMHP  540.463.3141  / tbohling@racsb.org
Cost: Varies depending on sliding scale fee, based on income.  They can also accept and bill your health insurance.

UVA Prenatal Classes

These free classes cover everything from childbirth and newborn care to breastfeeding and becoming a working mom.
Prenatal Basics: Learn the basics of giving birth and caring for your newborn. Choose either two short classes or a four-week class.
Prenatal Classes Beyond the Basics: Find support for family members and the challenges of newborn parenting: grandparent class, breastfeeding basics, becoming a working mom, bringing baby home.
All classes are now online.

Click here to register

Valley Office on Youth

Valley Office on Youth offers classes providing various tools and techniques for parents and caregivers to use, which will hopefully reduce their stress and make parenting more enjoyable and successful.
Contact: Meredith Keppel  540.942.6757 / keppelma@ci.waynesboro.va.us
Register by phone or online at officeonyouth.com
Cost: All parenting programs are offered on a sliding scale


Applicable programs that qualify for ComfortCare Connections:

Active Parenting is a program for parents and caregivers with children of all ages. Parents will learn about child development, strategies for school success, along with positive discipline and communication to help your family run more smoothly.

For Kids’ Sake provides parents, grandparents, and step-parents with the knowledge and skills to nurture their children through the difficult process of family separation or divorce.

24/7 Dad is a class for fathers with children of any age. This class helps to instill confidence in fathers and encourage them to be involved, responsible and remain committed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Parent Project is for parents and caregivers of strong-willed or challenging adolescents 12-18 years old. The curriculum teaches concrete strategies to address the most destructive behaviors. Teens participate in a simultaneous program designed just for them.

Loving Solutions is for parents and caregivers of strong-willed or difficult children ages 5-10. This program provides guidelines for parents to determine what issues are negotiable, how to use time-outs properly, how to get children to cooperate, to get along better with siblings, and improve school success.

Valley Young Lives

Strives to offer support for a teen mom in a Christian environment as she attends Monday night group meetings, develops a relationship with one of their mentors, and gains support from other young women who are experiencing pregnancy and motherhood.
Contact: Lisa Weaber  757.754.9972  /  lisaweaber@me.com
Cost: No Cost

If there’s another class that you feel would benefit you, please contact us at 540-885-6261 or email us for approval for ComfortCare Connections.

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