Healthy Families America
Healthy Families America (HFA) is a national evidence-based maternal home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, and confidential services. This program pairs expectant mothers or families with newborns to a home visitor who provides home visiting services to the family and their child until the child’s fourth birthday.
HFA promotes growth and development in children and works in partnership with families to build upon family strengths, improve protective factors, and increase parents’ knowledge of their children’s development.
Who We Serve
HFA assists expectant mothers and families with newborns up to 4 years of age. HFA promotes and strengthens positive parent-child relationships and provides parents and children the support they need to be successful. Home visitors also assist families access community resources and support.
HFA assigns a home visitor to each family. Home visitors work to:
- Establish a trusting, constant relationship with families by offering encouragement and emotional support
- Help expectant mothers and families access community resources
- Create safe home environments for the whole family
- Educate families about their children’s development by using an evidence-based curriculum called Growing Great Kids. This curriculum fosters nurturing parent-child relationships and encourages brain development and stimulation through play.
Location(s) of the Program
Hours of Operation
Home visits are provided at times that are mutually agreed upon by the family and the home visitor.
How to Enroll
If interested, please contact East Bay Community Action Program at 401-437-1000 or 401-848-6697. Written referrals also may be sent to a secured fax at 401-619-7091.