Healthy Families is a free and voluntary program that can help pregnant moms, expectant families and parents of newborns meet the challenges of parenting. Healthy Families is part of a national program to support parents during the first few years of their child’s life to help children have a happy and healthy start.
Helping new parents right from the start
Healthy Families can begin working with families as early as during pregnancy and will stay by their side through the crucial first five years of a child’s life. A family support specialist comes to the family to provide support and information to become the best parent for their child!
Here are just a few ways Healthy Families helps:
Provide prenatal education for a healthy pregnancy
Information about preparing a home for a new baby
Sharing fun, creative, hands-on ways to bond and learn about a baby’s development
Connection to community resources like schools, finding a job, health care and child care
Support and resources to help with those stressful parenting questions
Always approaching activities, information, support and goal-setting as unique to each individual family
Explore babies’ unique needs as they discover the world
Who can be a part of Healthy Families?
Families who are expecting a new baby, or have a newborn under 90 days of age
Live within Maricopa County
No income requirements or restrictions
To sign up for Healthy Families or refer a family to the program, please fill out and submit the form below:
For more information, please call or text our Healthy Families team at (602) 427-4725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major funding for Healthy Families Maricopa County is provided through grants from the Arizona Department of Child Safety, First Things First and other community supporters. Healthy Families is funded in part by the Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health, as made available through the Arizona Department of Health Services through the ACA Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Grant.
First Things First (FTF) is approved by Arizona voters, and works to ensure that our youngest children have access to quality early childhood experiences so they will start school healthy and ready to succeed. Across the state, FTF regional partnership councils – in collaboration with local leaders – identify the education and health needs of children from birth through age five in their communities and fund strategies to address those needs.