What is Healthy
Families Monroe?

Healthy Families is a free, voluntary program that gives families useful information on parenting and child development.

"We help families provide loving, safe and nurturing homes."

We want families to have the support they need to reach their goals and build a bright future for their children.

  • Promotes child health and development.
  • Encourages stable and nurturing homes.
  • Promotes positive parent-child relationships.
  • Helps ensure that the medical and social needs of families are met.
Healthy Families Monroe

Family Support Worker

A Family Support Worker is someone who is trained to provide families with support and encouragement during the time of a new baby.

They 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.

Healthy Families Monroe

Home Visits

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.

The Family Support Worker can link you to other community services. This program is proven to promote healthier families and prevent child abuse and neglect in at-risk families.

Am I Eligible for Healthy Families Services?

Healthy Families will meet you to find out if you are eligible for Healthy Families services.

You may be eligible for Healthy Families Services if:
• You live in an area where the services are provided.
• You are expecting a new baby or you have a baby under 3 months old.
• You have experienced or are currently experiencing stressful life situations that indicate you could benefit from home visiting services.

Healthy Families Monroe

Family Support Worker Training

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

FAQ

Healthy Families is a free and voluntary, “At home” parenting program that focuses on strengthening child development, encouraging parents, and facilitating family connections within the community.

No, our program isn’t based on income.  The program is free and voluntary for anyone pregnant or with an infant no older than 3 months.

This voluntary program is from pregnancy up until the child is five years old. 

Pregnant women, mothers, and fathers with children 3 months or younger.

No, the program is not a part of the Department of Children and Families.

No, Family support specialists can assist with the ELC application but we are unable to give referrals.

No, unfortunately Healthy Families is unable to provide rental assistance but can get you information on available resources in the area.

Healthy Families provides free, voluntary, home visiting services that increase parenting     knowledge and skills. During regularly scheduled home visits, parents learn about healthy child growth and development and other important information to help their child reach their full potential. Your Family Support Specialist can also connect you with local resources and help families succeed.

Once you establish a relationship with your Family Support Specialist, they will visit you weekly for at least the first 6 months at a regularly set time that works for you. When your child is at that toddler stage, visits decrease to every 2 weeks. When the child is between 3-5 years, visits are every month and decrease over time to every 3 months.

No, the program in no way will affect your immigration process.

Giving children a good start in life.

For more information about Healthy Families or to join the program, please click the link below. 

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