Support CHIP

Who We Serve

Our Clients are:

  • Pregnant teens and pregnant women.
  • Children from 0 to 6 years old and their parent(s) or caregiver(s).
  • Those who are eligible for Medicaid, FAMIS or FAMIS Plus or who are unable to get private health insurance.
  • Residents of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna or Louisa.

Outreach to the Non-English Speaking Community:

Jefferson Area CHiP provides full services to the Latino and Refugee communities. We have 2 Spanish speaking teams made up of a Nurse and Family Support Worker who are able to serve approximately 100 Spanish speaking families.  We have brochures, education materials and preschool books in Spanish.  We also have access to live and phone interpreters so we are able to serve the wide range of nationalities and languages that populate our area.

Our staff helps Latino and Refugee families navigate resources and services in the community that are often confusing due to cultural differences.  In this role, we are able to advocate for families so they may become self-sufficient in very challenging situations.

We partner with other service providers in the Charlottesville/Albemarle community to assist us with helping Latino and Refugee families. These partnerships include working with Spanish-speaking staff at the Infant Development Project of ARC of the Piedmont and the Charlottesville League of Therapists. We assist Children Youth and Family Services (CYFS) to offer Spanish-speaking playgroups in several city neighborhoods each month.  We are members of Creciendo Juntos, a community network of organizations who come together to better serve Hispanic families in the Charlottesville area.  We partner with the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville to assist Refugee families assimilate into the culture and local community. We also partner with the International Family Medicine Clinic at the University of Virginia Health System, to assist families in obtaining health care.