Helping New Parents Right from the Start
Healthy Families is part of a national initiative to help parents of newborns – especially those facing the greatest challenges – get their children off to a healthy start. Southwest Human Development operates the Healthy Families Program in Maricopa County.
Healthy Families works to strengthen families from pregnancy through the crucial first five years of their child’s life. Experience shows that supporting parents around the time of a baby’s birth can significantly reduce the risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect. Highly trained family support specialists visit families regularly in their own homes to provide guidance and assistance.