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Virginia Smiles

Contact: Paula Miller
703-426-9815
Email: pnmiller@cox.net

OR

Contact: Karen Adelstein
703-243-3363
Email:jadelstein1@yahoo.com

OR

Contact: Paula Crosby
Email: paulac1212@gmail.com
Web site:  www.virginia-smiles.org


Area

Virginia and Northern Virginia


Fees

There are no fees for services, but the child must be a resident of Virginia


Services

Provides support to families of children born with a cleft in Virginia, with a large concentration of families in Northern Virginia.

  • Answers questions by phone/email
  • Support group meetings (annual picnic; family visits upon request)
  • Information and resources
  • Social or recreational events
  • Scholarship to students in Virginia born with a cleft lip or cleft palate
  • Family matching – if a family lives in a specific neighborhood and is a patient of the same craniofacial team, Virginia Smiles will introduce the families to each other to provide support
  • Provides training to providers on the challenges of families of children with a cleft, including diagnosis, choosing a craniofacial team, feeding resources and networking