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Healthy Start

A Good Life Begins with a Healthy Start
Healthy Start is a home visiting program for young, first-time parents who are pregnant or caring for their first child who is under six months of age.  With Healthy Start, teen mothers get consistent, non-judgmental support for themselves and their babies.  Early support and intervention promotes strong parent-child bonding, healthy child development and optimal brain development, all of which lead to school success. 

Our focus is on strengthening and empowering young parents to be able to give their babies a Healthy Start.  Family Support Specialists or trained volunteer mentors meet with the family each month in their home to provide:
  • Training on positive attachment and parenting skills
  • Information on child development and health care
  • Education, social and group activities
  • Family-centered goal setting
  • Links to community resources

For more information, call 425.747.4937.