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Program Overview 

Healthy Families Southern Maryland is nationally accredited by  Healthy Families America. The program supports parents by sending professionally trained staff to visit with families in their home once a week for an hour. The Family Support Worker gets to know the family and uses child development curriculum and links to community resources to help parents bond with their baby, find medical care, housing, childcare, and so much more. Healthy Families is convenient, free, and can support you throughout your pregnancy up until your child turns five years old! Se habla Español

EACH WEEK – a professionally trained family support worker will visit you in your home to:

  • Provide information about pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Share information about community resources and services.

  • Help you recognize and respond to your baby’s changing needs.

  • Show you how to make your home “baby safe.”

  • Inform you on what to expect as your baby grows.

  • Educate you about your baby’s developmental stages to ensure he or she enters school ready to learn.

  • Offer support and encouragement throughout this new experience.

  • Discuss ways to keep both parents involved in your baby’s well-being.

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 Who is invited to participate?

  • Expectant parents and parents with a newborn under two weeks old at the time of referral to Healthy Families who live in St. Mary’s or Charles County.

 

How do I participate in Healthy Families?

  • Call: 301-392-9332

  • Email: healthyfamilies@center-for-children.org

  • Schedule a convenient time for our staff to conduct a Parent Survey in the comfort of your home.

  • The Parent Survey conducted by our trained Family Assessment Worker helps determine if Healthy Families is a good fit for you and your family.

For your convenience and safety Parent Surveys are now conducted via phone. Give us a call today! 

Services are provided at no cost to families that qualify.

Please call 301-392-9332 or

email healthyfamilies@center-for-children.org

The Parent Survey helps determine if Healthy Families is a good fit for you and your family.

Moms and Babies

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