Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Upcoming Event

SAVE THE DATE!! Healthy Hampton Roads Summit

Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

YMCA Corporate Office
920 Corporate Lane
Chesapeake, VA 23320

You're invited to our next Healthy Hampton Roads Summit on April 26, 2018 from 1:00 - 3:30 pm at the YMCA Corporate office in Chesapeake. Join us as we convene regional partners to move forward the Healthy Hampton Roads Agenda for Physical Activity.Talk the talk, walk the walk, move the mark on Physical Activity! 

Click on the link below to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie at

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you on April 26th. 


Laurie McManama


Friday, January 4, 2013

Parenting Classes - Free

Bon Secours Family Focus and the Garden of Hope, Inc. are pleased to cosponsor an exciting research-based video and discussion parenting workshop called Active Parenting of Teens. This program offers an effective and unique approach to improving parent-teen interaction. Parents will learn to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts and discuss such difficult topics as violence, drugs, alcohol and sex. The information and skills taught are designed to help you guide your children through the challenging teen years and develop responsible, cooperative teens who are better equipped to resist peer pressure. This program is designed for parents of children in middle and high school.

Mondays, January 28 to March 11, 2013, from 6:30pm to 8:15pm.

Garden of Hope 1317 E. Brambleton Avenue Norfolk Va 23504

FREE and Open to the Community!!

3 Ways to Register:

(1) Online:

(2) By Phone: Contact the Garden of Hope, Inc. office - 757-390-4328 (M-F, 9:30 am - 4pm)

(3) In Person: The Garden of Hope, Inc. office, 1317 E. Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk (M-F, 9:30 am - 4pm)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Free Program from Bon Secours Family Focus

Bon Secours Family Focus will offer the Nurturing Program for parents and caregivers of children age birth to five years old. The Nurturing program is a nationally recognized parent education program that teaches highly effective parenting techniques. Nurturing is the foundation of strong and healthy parent child relationships. This program gives parents and caregivers the skills, knowledge and desire to enhance the quality of their family life. This program will address the following topics:

• Ages and stages of child development

• Setting boundaries and creating family rules

• Increasing self-esteem for both children and parents

• Behavior management techniques

• Developing nurturing routines

• How to handle one’s own stress and anger positively

• Problem solving and decision making

Mondays, January 14 to February 18, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Health Resource Center

2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602

Cost: FREE!!

To register or for more information, call (757) 886-6511 or e-mail

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Free Training!!

CINCH Presents a One-of-a-Kind Training with  JUMP N ROPE.

As a part of a movement to get kids moving, CINCH is hosting a one of a kind training with JumpNRope expert trainers for sports, recreation , youth and after-school program staff. These trainings are sure to be energizing and interactive.

The goal is that attendees will become expert jump rope trainers and implement a jump rope program in 2013.

JumpNRope was founded in 2005 by 5-Time World Jump Champion Molly Metz to put the fun back into this iconic physical activity that is now a part of popular extreme sporting events. Click on the picture above to see her teams in action!

Those who complete this training AND agree to start a jump rope program for youth in their organizations no later than Spring 2013 will be eligible to receive:

• a certificate of completion

• a jump rope kit (for selected sites) containing competition style individual and double-dutch jump ropes

• individual freestyle jump ropes for program youth (while supplies last)

This training is FREE. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

For your convenience, there are 3 training sessions you can choose from:

Session 1

Date: Nov. 28, 2012 Time: 12 – 4 pm

Location: Portsmouth YMCA

4900 High Street West

Portsmouth, VA 23703

Session 2

Date: Nov. 29, 2012  Time: 9 am – 1 pm

Location: Greenbrier Family YMCA

1033 Greenbrier Parkway

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Session 3 (2 part session)

Date: Nov. 28 - 29, 2012 Time: 6 – 8 pm

Location:  TBD - Norfolk (will send out details once confirmed)

Space is limited so click on the link below to register to attend this training today!

Registration link:

For more information: Contact Laurie McManama at or call 757-668-6426.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Free Training

ALL School Counselors, Teachers, School Personnel, PTA Participants, Social Workers, Case Managers, Parents, Caregivers
FREE TRAINING ~Lunch Time Chat~ Communication: Can You Speak This Generation’s Language? Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:30pm-2:00pm BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch)

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Simeon Center 250 Fox Hill Road Hampton, VA 23669

Receive Practical Strategies of How to Communicate with Teens and Understand Their Language …Text Message Codes, Facebook Lingo, and So Much More…

To Register Please Contact Kenya L. Moore 757-722-4707 Ext. 1308 or

Monday, October 8, 2012


Monday, November 5, 2011

6:3o p.m.—8:30 p.m.

Landstown High School

2001 Concert Drive

Virginia Beach, Virginia

(off Princess Anne Road by the Amphitheater)

Receive information from approximately 100+ vendors on: Children/Adult Disability Services, Recreational Programs, Vocational Information, Respite Services, Support/Advocacy Groups, Transition Services, Housing Information, Legal Services, Estate Planning, Durable Medical Equipment Providers, Care Coordination/Case Management, Assistive Technology, Therapy Providers, Behavioral Services, and much more……….


Co-Parenting: In the Child’s Best Interest”

• Co-Parenting: In the Child’s Best Interest” is a four-hour custody and visitation parent education workshop is devoted to:

 Discussion of the impact of family disruption on parents and children and how to best meet the needs of children when designing and working with parenting plans.

 Helping parents learn techniques for reducing conflicts and strategies for improving communication.

 Helping parents learn to guide their children through the process of recovery, while establishing a positive, long-term relationship with the child’s other parent.

 Helping parents recognize the importance of two parents for every child and to facilitate their efforts in co-parenting.

Saturdays, November 10, 2012; December 1, 2012 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Health Resource Center

2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602 Cost: $45 (Pre-Payment Required)

This workshop helps parents comply with the requirements of Section 20-103 of the Code of Virginia. Participants must attend only one of the two sessions to meet court requirements. Certificates are given to participants completing a session.

To register for our classes or for more information, call (757) 886-6511 or e-mail