SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN BOONE, MONTGOMERY, OWEN AND PUTNAM COUNTIES

OUR PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES

Healthy Families believes that   being a parent is the toughest, yet most important job you will ever have. All parents need support & encouragement as they care for their children. We also believe that parenting can be a wonderful experience for you and your new baby.  At times, parenting can have many challenges. That’s why we are here for you.  HEALTHY FAMILIES IS A VOLUNTARY SERVICE AT NO COST TO YOU

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Expectant parents living in Boone, Montgomery, Owen or Putnam Counties. 
  • Parents of newborns under the age of 3 months. 
  • Low-income families of any race, culture, religion or sexual orientation.
  • Parents who are interested in receiving information about the community.
  • Parents who would like to know more about child development and related topics.

WHY CHOOSE HEALTHY FAMILIES?

  • Because babies begin learning at birth. 
  • Because a healthy pregnancy is important for you and your newborn. 
  • Because parents are the first and most significant teachers in their children’s lives.  
  • Because parenting can be demanding, scary, and stressful to ALL parents. 

HEALTHY FAMILIES IS A VOLUNTARY SERVICE AT NO COST TO YOU

Our staff will bring you a FREE GIFT BAG with items for you and your baby as well as information on local resources for you and your family. We also provide you with great information on pregnancy,       childhood development, breastfeeding, bonding, discipline, health issues, along with any other needs that a new family would have at this essential time in their life.  

HEALTHY FAMILIES OFFERS

  • A one time visit to bring you a free gift bag with items for you and your baby and information on local resources.   
  • A one time visit to give you the opportunity to ask questions, talk about your pregnancy, and talk about your new baby and how it has impacted your life.  
  • If you are interested and want more support, Healthy Families will offer you personal, weekly home visits by a trained individual  who will bring you information based on your needs regarding your pregnancy and newborn.

HEALTHY FAMILIES PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SUPPORT SUCH AS:

  • Budgeting and finances  
  • Transportation to doctor visits for you and your newborn (Owen/Putnam) 
  • Guidance to continue your education
  • Employment opportunities  
  • Accessing resources in your community 
  • Group activities 
  • Fun parent-child activities  
  • Developmental screenings 
  • Establishing family goals

Healthy Families Program Referral Form

 Our referrals come from a variety of sources. Anyone can call and make a referral and in fact, we often receive self-referrals. Once a referral is received, a Family Support Specialist (FSS) will arrange for an appointment to meet with the family in their home or in the hospital. 

Self Referral Form - HF (pdf)

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Healthy Families is here to  provide you with information on what is available in your community as well as offering you support.  If you or someone you know is expecting, or have just delivered a new baby,  please contact us Toll Free or your local office at:  

  

Toll Free: 1-877-913-5536

Boone County: 1-877-913-5536

Montgomery County: 765-362-0005 Ext 6108

Owen/Putnam Counties: 765-653-4820