USCG Sector Hampton Roads Portsmouth
4000 Coast Guard Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23703
to find the best doctor for your family.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Children in Virginia are required to attend school once they are 5 years old – you must officially inform your local school system about your educational plans for your 5-year-old child. However, children are not required to have graduated from kindergarten to attend first grade. In general, students must be 5 by September 30. The Code of Virginia 22.1-199 states that “The kindergarten program in each school division shall include a program suitable for children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30 of the school year.”
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Portsmouth Health District (866) 531-3068
The Mission of the Virginia Department of Health is to protect the health and promote the well-being of all people in Virginia. The agency’s vision statement is “Become the healthiest state in the nation.”
Child and Family Services (757) 393-8000
The goal of Child Protective Services is to identify, assess and provide services to children and families in an effort to protect children, preserve families, whenever possible, and prevent further maltreatment.
Portsmouth Humane Society (757) 397-6004
The Portsmouth Humane Society is a non-profit Virginia corporation. We depend upon charitable contributions to accomplish our work and on volunteer support to augment a very small paid staff. We were founded in 1889 and believe that we are the oldest continuously operating animal welfare organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Virginia State Police – Division 5 (757) 727-7288