Department of Human Services Infant Program Relocating to Pembroke Office Park
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Sept. 13, 2021) – The Department of Human Services (DHS) Infant Program will be moving from its current location to a new home in the Pembroke Six Office Building located at 297 Independence Blvd. The program will close its current location the end of the day on Tuesday, Sept. 14 and reopen in its new space on Friday, Sept. 17.
During the move on Sept. 15 and 16, the Department is committed to ensuring minimal disruptions to service. While their new space is being set up, the Infant Program can still be reached by phone at 757-385-4400. Staff will continue to serve clients remotely and in alternative locations as necessary. Current clients will be made aware of any changes to appointments and new referrals will continue to be accepted.
"Rehoming the Infant Program at Pembroke Six will allow for better integration of services for our clients and tighter collaboration between the staff and programs already housed in the building," said DHS Director Aileen L. Smith. "With this move, we are able to safely serve clients of all ages in a single location."
In addition to the newly relocated Infant Program, Pembroke Six houses the Department's Adult Outpatient Mental Health Services, Child & Youth Mental Health Services, Developmental Services, and Emergency Mental Health Services. Angie Hicks is the Department's deputy director who oversees Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, which encompasses the programs housed in Pembroke Six.
The Infant Program's new address will be:
Virginia Beach Infant Program
297 Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
The program's phone and fax numbers will remain the same: 757-385-4400 and 757-496-6825.
About the Infant Program
The program serves children from birth to 3 years old who have developmental delays, atypical behavior, and/or a disabling condition that is likely to result in a delay. After an initial screening, eligible children will receive a full developmental assessment prior to beginning services which include, but are not limited to, service coordination, speech, physical, and/or occupational therapy and educational services. The program also offers center-based classes and community-based group activities for children. Anyone can make a referral to the program by calling (757) 385-4400. To learn more, please visit www.VBgov.com/Early-Intervention.