Becoming a parent for the first time is a life-changing experience at any age.

Healthy Families can help.

All parents experience challenges raising young children and can benefit from help and guidance throughout the process. We know that you are up to for the challenge.

WCAC’s Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County program serves first time parents expecting or with a child under the age of 1, residing in seventeen communities throughout southern Worcester County: Brimfield, Brookfield, E. Brookfield, W. Brookfield , N. Brookfield, Charlton, Dudley, Holland, Monson, Oxford, Palmer, Southbridge, Sturbridge, Spencer, Webster, Warren, Wales. Services are provided free of charge from pregnancy through a child’s third birthday.

Healthy Families partners with first-time, young moms and dads to provide coaching and support navigating the ups and downs of parenting. A home visitor from the program will get to know you and your baby in your home. They will help you build parenting skills and answer your questions. They can help you set and achieve personal goals like staying in school or finding the right job. What are you waiting for?

Healthy Families program helps you learn how to:

  • Have a healthy pregnancy
  • Balance school/work and your baby
  • Better understand when your child is hungry, tired or sick; make meal/sleep routines easier
  • Play games with and make toys for your child
  • Set limits and learn different methods of discipline

We can help by:

  • Encouraging families to meet their goals
  • Offering parenting groups and classes, and a place to meet other new parents
  • Teaching songs, games, and activities to help baby grow strong and healthy
  • Providing health information
  • Answering your questions
  • Discussing how to breastfeed and provide good nutrition
  • Referring to other community resources
  • Connecting you to job training and educational programs

Healthy Families Eligibility Checklist

 

Verification

 

If you do not live in one of the towns we serve, please let us help you locate another Healthy Families Massachusetts program. Please call (508) 909-0061 with any questions.

Healthy Families Massachusetts is administered by the Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund. Health Families Massachusetts is funded through the Department of Early Education and Care, and is an accredited program of Healthy Families of America

Contact Information

Camille Diaz
61 Pine Street, 2nd floor
Southbridge, MA 01550
Phone: (508) 909-0061
Fax: (508) 909-0062

Please click here to view the Healthy Family FAQs.

STATEMENT FROM WCAC

In order to do our part to keep our employees, our clients and the community safe, WCAC’s administrative offices remain closed to the public due to COVID19. Staff is working and is available by both email and phone, but please be patient if there is a delay in our response time. Please email us at or call 508-754-1176 to leave a message for our staff.