Parenting is a journey…
Healthy Families is here to support you!
Healthy Families is a free support program available for pregnant women and new parents with an infant three months old or younger. This program is available to all Kent County Residents, regardless of income or insurance. Each family is matched with an experienced Family Support Worker who will come to your home, or location of your choosing, centered around your schedule. They can support you with your child’s development, your family’s health care, and connecting you to resources and other support as needed.
What can the Family Support Worker do for my family?
Help you care for your baby, family, and yourself
Provide fun family activities in the comfort of your own home
Provide fun family activities out in the community, in places like the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, the library, the zoo, and many more!
Help make your home safer for your baby
Help you learn how your baby grows and develops, before and after birth
Provide access to community and medical resources
Help to provide assistance with transportation
Provide monthly parent support groups and activity groups in the community
Provide donated baby items to your family as available
Program Numbers That Count
Last year (2018):
The average percent of on-time immunizations is 99%
97% of active participants reported that their children have a primary health care provider
99% of parents did not have a confirmed case of child abuse/neglect
100% of parents agreed that Healthy Families helped them “build a stronger relationship with their children; made them better parents; and helped them understand how children learn and grow”
What Healthy Families Parents Are Saying