Healthy FamiliesA Program to Assist Families with New Babies
Because parents are the most important people in a baby’s life and are the first and most important teachers that a child will ever have, the Healthy Families program was established to provide parents with a variety of information and support.
Healthy Families of Family Focus, Inc. is accredited by Healthy Families Indiana and Healthy Families America. Our specially trained and qualified staff provides assistance and support in helping families meet their individual needs and encourage healthy growth and development of their new baby. Parenting is the toughest, yet the most important job that anyone will ever have. Healthy Families staff understands the questions and stress that every parent has and can offer assistance with a wide variety of issues.
What Can I Expect from Healthy Families?
Initially, every family receives a visit from a Family Resource Specialist, who brings a welcome gift to each family. She will ask questions and gather information about your family to help assess your strengths and needs. Your Family Resource Specialist has answers for all types of parenting questions and can offer referrals to other community resources to address needs you may have.
Following the visit with the Resource Specialist, families that are interested and voluntarily agree to participate are offered free home visiting services with a Family Support Specialist. Our Family Support Specialist works closely with each family to help meet individual/family goals, provides education about healthy child growth and development, and facilitates parent-child activities. Family Support Specialists have developed partnerships within the community and will refer families to these community resources when needed.
Healthy Families has a large number of materials that home visitors utilize with their family. The materials are available in English and Spanish. Healthy Families has a movie library, child activities, and curriculum to share during home visits.
Beginning Your Time with Healthy Families
If you would like to refer yourself, a friend or family member to Healthy Families, call us at 219 956-2693. You can fax information to 219 956-2692. You can also mail the information to us at:
660 Morthland Dr
Valparaiso, IN 46385