Our Programs

LHVPN programs

Mobilizes the community, to eliminate disparities, and improve the health of women, children and families in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley, which includes Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland & Westchester counties. The LHVPN was originally organized in 2004 by the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Regional Perinatal Center with March of Dimes funding. In 2010 the LHVPN became a program of the CHRF, Inc.

Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) is an initiative designed to reduce teen pregnancy, STDs, HIV rates, underage drinking, and engagement in other risky behaviors among middle school youth. Our Rockland based program is known to students and the community as the D.R.E.A.M. Project. D.R.E.A.M. stands for Dare To Reach Your Expectations And More!

For more information contact Laura Achkar, Youth Services Manager 845-271-3875

Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC) is an initiative for changing systems to improve birth outcomes and lead to healthier communities. Our Westchester and Rockland based program is known in the community as It’s About You!

A Baby Café is a place in the community where pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their families receive free one-on-one support from trained lactation (breastfeeding) specialists. Café visitors also have a chance to share their experiences with others in a group setting.

To get involved with this program contact LHVPN at 845-271-3875

Healthy Families is for families who are pregnant or have newborns and desire to raise children who are happy, healthy, safe, and smart!

Neighborhoods served by county and zip code

  • Rockland County
  • Spring Valley (10977)

Our Services Include (but are not limited to):

  • Prenatal and postpartum services
  • Child growth and development services
  • Father support services
  • Parent child bonding and relationship services
  • Social support services

Together we support healthy pregnancy and promote positive parenting! Anyone can make a referral, you can even refer yourself. To make a referral, or for more information, contact us.

CHRF programs


Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley

A health center dedicated to protecting children by conducting research on the health effects of children’s exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants.

Pediatric Specialists Research

The Children’s Health & Research Foundation, Inc. facilitates research conducted by pediatric specialists by administering grants provided for research activities.