Healthy Families targets the intergenerational cycle of poverty where it begins: with our region’s youngest and most vulnerable members.
The first three years of a child’s life are an important time of growth and learning. Sadly, children born into poverty are more likely to experience neglect, abuse, malnutrition and developmental delays.
Our Healthy Families program connects families with the tools and resources they need to help their newborns grow up healthy, happy, and ready to learn.
Healthy Families is free and voluntary. We work closely with parents of newborns through a series of home visits to:
- promote positive parent-child relationships
- support healthy childhood growth and development
- improve the family support system by teaching parents to identify strengths and utilize problem-solving skills
We provide information on child development and infant care, free screenings to make sure each baby is healthy, and connections to supportive services in their community.