Wesley House Family Services offers a voluntary, in-home support program for expectant families and families with newborns that promotes child health and development, encourages stable and nurturing homes and positive parent-child relationships and helps ensure that the medical and social needs of families are met. These services are provided through our Healthy Families-Monroe program and are free of charge.
Trained family support workers offer families weekly visits during flexible hours, in the convenience of their own homes, to help parents manage the stress of new parenthood, share parenting skills and support parents in achieving personal and family goals for the good of the family.
Family support workers are trained to help with:
- Maximizing baby growth and development
- Fun learning activities for parents and babies
- Well baby care and immunization schedules
- Linking families to other community services
- Promoting and encouraging education for parents and children
Home visits begin with helping parents prepare for a birth, or after the birth of a baby, and can
continue for five years. During regularly scheduled home visits, parents receive encouragement and support and learn about healthy child growth and development. This program is proven to promote healthier families and prevent child abuse and neglect in at-risk families.
Healthy Families-Monroe is part of the the nationally accredited Healthy Families Florida statewide home visiting program. Being a parent is a big job. Healthy Families is here to help.