Healthy Families

What is Healthy Families?
Healthy Families is a free, voluntary program that gives families useful information on parenting and child development. Being a parent is an important and sometimes difficult job. We offer tools to make the job easier. We want families to have the support they need to reach their goals and build a bright future for their children.
What can Healthy Families do for you and your family?
A family support worker will visit you in your home to:
Offer you encouragement
Provide information on your child’s growth and development
Check to see if your child is developing as expected
Help you learn healthy ways of dealing with everyday stress
Connect you to other community services your family may need
Teach you positive parenting skills, activities and age-appropriate discipline options
Help you do home safety checks to make sure your family is safe
Help you get your child’s well-baby checks and immunizations on time
Help you set and achieve personal and family goals
Am I eligible for Healthy Families services?
Healthy Families will meet with you to find out if you are eligible for Healthy Families services.
You may be eligible for Healthy Families services if:
You live in Citrus County, FL
You are expecting a new baby or you have a baby under 3 months old
You have experienced or are currently experiencing stressful life situations and you could benefit from home visiting services
If you are not eligible for Healthy Families services, we will refer you to other resources available in your community.
What will be expected of me?
In order to benefit from services, Healthy Families asks that:
You be home for scheduled visits
You participate in the activities the home visitor brings for you
You set goals for yourself and your family
You work to reach the goals you have set
How can I find out more about Healthy Families?
Contact Melissa at Healthy Families Citrus at 352-425-6906 to schedule a free, confidential appointment.