Hello! We are your friendly neighborhood Healthy Family Home Visitors! We LOVE our jobs because we get to connect and work with families for up to three years at a time. Our office is located in the HealthNet Southeast Health & Dental Center building on Shelby Street, but our home visitors travel anywhere and everywhere inside of Marion County. Anyone who is pregnant or has an infant less than 3 months old is eligible to sign up for the program. Each week we visit our families to bring them resources in the community, ensure their child is hitting developmental milestones on time, assist families in obtaining health care, help the parent bond and connect with their child, and support parents in reaching their goals.
Fun Facts about Healthy Families:
- We have been providing family-focused support for over 25 years.
- We have Spanish –speaking home visitors and ASL fluent home visitors.
- Healthy Families is a national program – it first originated in Hawaii! Although our home visitors only serve people in Marion County, if you are reading this and do not live in Marion County, we may be able to connect you with a different site near you!
- Throughout the year, we plan lots of fun events for the families and kids that we work with including, Pictures with Santa, Graduation Dinner, monthly social connections group, and our annual Healthy Families picnic.
To stay updated on all of these events, “like” HealthNet’s Facebook or follow HealthNet on Twitter. We will be posting lots of pictures, updated information, and helpful parenting articles. Or, if you or someone you know may be interested in participating in our voluntary program, please call 317-957-2600 to learn more!
Post by Stephanie Murray