Healthy Families

Great childhoods begin at home

 

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

 

Healthy Families Referral Form

DOWNLOAD THE HEALTHY FAMILIES REFERRAL FORM (PDF)

 

BAJE LA FORMA PARA REFERIMIENTO A HEALTHY FAMILIES (PDF)

For more information, please call or text our Healthy Families team at (602) 427-4725 or email healthyfamilies@swhd.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.

 

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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.

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