Pathways to Family Support | Serving Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties
TCCAA Healthy Families Program
Healthy Families Tri-County is affiliated with Healthy Families America and Healthy Families Virginia
Healthy Families provides the tools, guidance and support that families need to build a healthy and successful life. It is a free and voluntary home visiting program for expectant and new parents. It is designed to promote a research based, long term support system for parents of young children that can help them become their child’s first teacher, first playmate, and best advocate and caregiver.
We aim to reduce child maltreatment, improve parent-child interactions and children’s social – emotional well-being, increase school readiness, promote child physical health and development, promote positive parenting, promote family self-sufficiency, increase access to primary care, medical services and community services; and decrease child injuries and emergency room department use.
Healthy Families goals are to build and sustain community partnerships to systematically engage families in home visiting services prenatally or at birth. We want to cultivate and strengthen nurturing parent-child relationships. We strive to promote healthy childhood growth and development. We strive to enhance family functioning by reducing risk and building Protective Factors.
Watch our video to learn more:
Watch and listen to our Healthy Families Program Director on how our prenatal program supports mothers in the community.
If you are interested in this free program, you can complete the interest survey below to obtain more information or enroll.
HEALTHY FAMILIES MISSION
Our mission is to promote child well -being and prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children through home visiting services.
Pregnancy Pre - Planning
We can teach you how to plan for a healthy pregnancy and delivery
Baby and Self-Care
We can help you learn how to care for your baby and yourself
CALL US TODAY (434) 575-7916 extension 231 or 237
Know what to expect as your baby grows
Education and Family Goals
We can help you achieve educational and family goals
Medical Care Resources
We can provide resources for you to find medical care
What can Healthy Families do for you?
Our services are designed to ensure that family goals are being achieved, which is why we provide ongoing case management to families receiving home visiting services. We also make referrals to other community resources that may assist with emergency and financial assistance, child support and paternity services, counseling, child care, adult education, employment training and job placement opportunities.
The Healthy Families program is free, voluntary, and has the capacity to serve families until the child reaches the age of five years old. Enrollment is offered to all parents residing in Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties who gives birth at one of the local hospitals in the area. All parents will be screened while in the hospital. If they screen positive, they will be offered to complete an assessment that will gather information to determine their eligibility for the program.
How Services Are Delivered
Highly trained Family Support Workers provide home visits that include information on age- appropriate stimulation and play, to help develop bright and curious minds. We provide early intervention for health and development, including routine development screenings, immunizations, wellness checks, nutrition, activities to create strong bodies, and how to care for sick children.
For families that need additional support, we provide intensive home visiting, focused on building positive parenting skills and healthy children. We help families with children 0 to 5, develop improved parenting and life skills utilizing the Growing Great Kids Curriculum. We provide information about child development and discipline, learning new coping skills, and provide linkages to other community resources.