Community and Family Resources

The following resources are available to the Cardinal and APS community.   They include financial, health,  wellness and parenting support. Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information.


APS Parent Resource Center

The PRC is a resource and information center for families, staff and community members. The PRC’s mission is to provide parents the support and information they need as they work with the school system to identify and meet their child’s unique learning needs. The PRC offers support and assistance, individual consultations with families at the PRC or by phone, a lending library, a parent newsletter, parent learning opportunities, and serves as an information and referral source for families and staff members.


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Arlington FamiliesArlington Families is a site that links parents and caregivers to valuable online resources about what’s happening for families in Arlington, Virginia. Find a playground, meet other parents in a workshop, learn about school options, discover something fun to do over the weekend or get connected to practical parenting ideas! Arlington Families brings you all this and more!

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

We are a community-based non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to our Arlington neighbors in need.

Neighborhood Health 

Neighborhood Health provides accessible, high quality, and patient-centered primary care to patients. Our comprehensive model of primary care includes family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics as well as dental care, behavioral health, laboratory services, pharmacy assistance, HIV care, diabetes education, and medical and non-medical case management.  Arlington


Arlington Thrive is the only organization in Arlington County, Virginia that provides same-day, emergency financial assistance to County residents who experience sudden financial crisis such as temporary unemployment or illness.

Arlington County Department of Human Services

Provides services that preserve and strengthen families and ensure the health, safety, and well-being of Arlington’s children.

How Young is Too Young to be Home Alone? Supervision guidlines

Guidelines representing the minimal acceptable standards for the supervision of children. They have been developed by professionals in collaboration with the community. Remember, these are only guidelines. There may be situations when it is not safe to leave a child unsupervised.

National Alliance for Mental Illness

Information about mental health conditions, medication and the latest research.  Learn about public policies, where to find support, and how to take action.

The National Parenting Center

Brief articles and chat groups based on parental concerns. Consumer advice regarding products for the parent/child consumer.

Special Topics From the National Association of School Psychologists