The Center for Family Development offers free voluntary home visitation services to parents who are expecting or who have newborns under the age of three months.
Did you know that?
- Babies begin learning at birth—and the first three years are the most critical to their future learning.
- Parents need the most current information on how babies grow and develop.
- The first years of life are also when children learn to trust and develop attachments.
- Early parent-child contact sets the stage for all the relationships a child will have.
Parenting is the most difficult and important job anyone will ever have. Our program provides expectant and new parents with support and assistance to foster a safe and nurturing environment for their children. We offer:
- Help with relieving the stress that a new baby brings.
- Information on infant care, health care, nutrition, and safety.
- Information about childhood growth and development.
- Educational materials to help with parenting skills and tools to strengthen family life.
- Linkage to other resources families may need.
- Help so families can identify their strengths and set future goals.
- Identify families in need of support
- Promote nurturing parent-child relationships
- Promote healthy childhood growth and development
- Strengthen family systems
- Strengthen community and military support systems
- Help families feel more empowered
Healthy Families is available to qualifying families in the following counties:
Bedford, Franklin, Marshall, Montgomery and Lincoln County
Who do I contact for more information?
In Bedford, Franklin, Marshall and Lincoln County contact:
Mary Faxon at 931.684.4676 Ext. 224
In Montgomery County contact:
Jessica Jones at 931.645.3976