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HFS Community Learning and Sensory Garden

Families overcoming obstacles together, affectionately known as F.O.O.T is the non-profit arm of HFS. Community projects focus on healthy living and its relationship to emotional balance and behavioral improvements. Most notably, the Community Learning and Sensory Garden, inaugurated in May 2014 has already served dozens of Hampton Roads families, while…

Stephanie Afonja Attends ‘Urgency of Now’ Conference in Hampton

Holistic Family Solutions co-founder Stephanie Afonja recently attended the ‘Urgency of Now’ Conference held in Hampton Virginia, on February 15-16. According to its website, The City of Hampton and Cities United — a national movement devoted to eliminating violence related to black men and boys — sponsored the two-day event…

5th Annual CSA Conference

On Thursday April 28th HFS Founder Stephanie Jackson Afonja was a co-presenter at the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 5th Annual CSA Conference

Health Care Heroes

Founders Ali and Stephanie Afonja were named one of the Virginia Pilot’s 2016 Health Care Heroes for their trailblazing work in behavioral health.To find out more

Episode 01: Washington Redskins LB Lynden Trail on Creating Health Habits

Washington Redskins football player Lynden Trail talks about the health habits it takes to play professional football.

Ali & Stephanie with Robin McCormick of Round Robin

On November 3, Ali & Stephanie sat down with Robin McCormick of Round Robin on Channel 47 and opened up a great discussion about HFS’s holistic approach to wellness and the community service initiatives we are involved in through our non-profit F.O.O.T.

Boxing event

On July 16, 2016, young boxers with HFS affiliate Family Restoration Services attended a professional boxing event that showcased 12 of Virginia's up and coming professional fighters along with some decorated champions.

Ali & Stephanie to Be Featured on the Wil LaViest Show

Ali and Stephanie Afonja will join Wil LaViest on the Wil LaViest Show on 88.1 WHOV on Wednesday, November 16 at 11:45 a.m. The couple will talk about the work they do in helping families find natural and holistic solutions for their children through the work they do and resources…

Making Egg Pie Recipe to Help with Impulse Control

Cooking helps redirect thought processes by forcing us to concentrate on the steps to make the meal. Join Caroline Fornshell and Isaiah as they teach you and your child how to prepare a delicious egg pie that you can enjoy and share with the whole family.

Knick Knack Smoothie for Mood Disorders

This delicious smoothie features pineapples, blueberries, apples, strawberries, and spinach. Invite your child into the kitchen and help them to prepare this simple recipe.

Appearance on Hampton TV's Round Robin Show

        Ali & Stephanie Afonja sat down with Round Robin’s Robin McCormick to share about Family Restoration Services and F.O.O.T., or Families Overcoming Obstacles Together. The pair share how they work to fill in gaps in the health and wellness systems to support and educate children and…

Ali & Stepnaie to Offer Expert Advice on We Choose Respect Parentcast

You’ve read Ali’s story of diagnosis and his search for natural and holistic ADHD treatments for himself and his son. On the We Choose Respect Parentcast, Ali will share his story and how his diagnosis improved his relationship with his son. Then Stephanie will join to talk about how the…

HFS Thanksgiving Food Drive

Each year in the month of November HFS affiliate FRS, takes time to give thanks and recognize the importance of helping those who may be without during the holiday season. This year fifteen families were chosen for the Annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway. Baskets were filled with critical harvest items consumed…

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