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Healthy Families Delaware

You're the most important teacher in your child's life. Give them a healthy start!

A new baby is exciting and a stressful time of change and questions. Healthy Families Delaware is a voluntary home visiting program for pregnant mothers, more than 28 weeks along, and mothers, fathers, or guardians with babies 3 months of age or younger, offered at no cost to those who qualify.

Your Family Support Specialist will journey with you during pregnancy, through your child's infancy and toddlerhood.

Every family has strengths that should be recognized, respected and developed. They also have unique challenges. From pregnancy to your child's third birthday, your Family Support Specialist will journey with you to provide valuable guidance, information, and connections to resources that empower you to be the best parent you can be.

 

 

If you are greater than 29 weeks pregnant with your first baby, pregnant again with your second baby, or have a newborn less than 3 months old and you could use some help, contact Healthy Families Delaware.

 

Not sure if this program is a good fit for you and your baby?  We can help!

Want more information? Fill out our Contact Form and a Family Support Specialist will answer all your questions!

CALL

Call 800-220-3092 to speak with a Family Support Specialist.

Families, who feel like the program is a good fit, can refer themselves using the Contact Form. Health care providers, schools, and social service agencies can also refer using the Agency Referral Form.  A Family Support Specialist will determine final eligibility.

If you are greater than 29 weeks pregnant with your first baby, pregnant again with your second baby, or have a newborn less than 3 months old and you could use some help, contact Healthy Families Delaware. 

Healthy Families Delaware staff will:

  • Help you learn to identify your baby's needs.

  • Help you have a healthy pregnancy. 

  • Provide you with information on nutrition.

  • Provide information and support on breastfeeding.

  • Offer information and support on postpartum depression.

  • Discuss whether your baby's sleep environment is safe. 

  • Provide information on general care of newborns.

  • Find activities and resources for babies and families in your community.

  • Prepare your child for a school setting. 

  • Set and meet individual goals, as well as, help set goals for your family and plan for your future.