How do I apply for Healthy Families?
You can call for yourself or have a family/friend/worker call for you. We can be reached at 508-909-0061.
How do I qualify for Healthy Families?
You can be any age, pregnant or parenting for the first time (Moms and Dads!). At the time of the referral, your child must be under 1-year-old. Healthy Families works in all towns in Massachusetts.
What information do I need to provide to apply?
We only ask for your name, address, phone number and date of birth. We will not ask you for your Social Security card or health insurance information.
How long can Healthy Families work with me?
You can work with Healthy Families from the time you know you are pregnant until your first child turns three years old.
What happens at during a home visit?
During a home visit, we work with you to answer your questions about pregnancy or your baby, and we always do a fun activity with you and your child. We will tell you about upcoming groups and events, offer referrals, and will get the most up to date information about your baby’s health and development. Each home visit is different and is designed around what you and your baby need!
Does Healthy Families offer groups?
We sure do! We offer parenting groups, family fun field trips, pregnancy/breastfeeding classes, and much more. Our parents help to plan all groups and provide the program with input on when and where to hold groups too.
Other helpful resources:
First Call for Help: 211 or 877-211-MASS
Legal Assistance: 1-800-649-3718
Poison Control Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
American Suicide Prevention: 1-888-784-2433
Child at Risk Hotline:1-800-792-5200
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
National Runaway Hotline: 1-800-621-4000
Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-800-870-5905
Parent Stress Hotline:1-800-632-8188