Serving DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitley counties
Children First Center Healthy Families offers home visiting services to new and expectant families in DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitley Counties. Healthy Families is part of the larger initiative of Healthy Families America and Healthy Families Indiana. Home Visits are voluntary and provided at no cost to families. Home Visits are provided to families beginning prenatally through the age of three. Self-referrals are accepted, along with referrals from outside agencies or services organizations.
Why Healthy Families?
Parenting is the most difficult and important job anyone can have. All parents need support and encouragement, and we believe that parents have the right to voice their own needs and dtermine what services and programs are best suited to help them.
By connecting parents with the most current information on how babies grow, change, and develop, we can help ensure they start on the right foot - and grow into a healthy childhood.
Each Healthy Families parent will be provided information and education about:
Prenatal information focusing on a healthy pregnacy
Child development information, developmental milestones, and activities to promote parent/child interaction
Developmental screens for children
Ideas for baby proofing and nutrition
Support for understanding the normal stress of parenting
Referrals to community resources
"My family Support Worker is kind and makes me feel good about parenting choices
and helps me get through this journey of being a mom."
"Because more than parenting help, I needed a support person
who could keep me focused on my children's development."
"Healthy Families gave me a good support system for parenting."