Healthy Families is a home visitation program providing support to parents with newborns and children aged 0-6 who are in a variety of at-risk circumstances. including low income, parents without family or community supports, history of abuse/neglect, and parents who find it difficult to cope with day-to-day family challenges. Depending on family need and the agreement between Home Visitors and families, Home Visitors can visit with a family 1-3 times per week and can be involved with a family for as long as one year.
Healthy Families works to enhance parenting skills, improve knowledge and understanding of child development, promote health and positive family functioning and to increase connections with their community. Healthy Families is an Early Intervention Program, and it is designed to be a launching pad for families and provide the jumpstart they need to raise a healthy, happy family.
“My Home Visitor was my angel. I will always believe she came into my life and helped my family when we needed it most.” — Program Participant
Closer to Home’s Healthy Families Program provides specialized Indigenous supports for families where the youngest child is 0-3 months. These Home Visitors are specially trained to celebrate Indigenous culture and to intertwine Indigenous values into and throughout the program.
For information on referrals, please contact our Healthy Families Coordinator at (403) 543-0550, Ext. 270.