Having your first child brings lots of changes. Every new parent has questions and can use some extra support. That is why Healthy Start is here!
WHAT IS HEALTHY START?
Healthy Start is a free home visiting program that provides child development, prenatal and parenting information, tips on taking care of your infant, referrals to community groups and information on how to keep your baby and family safe.
Promote and support positive parenting and healthy growth and development to all parents and their first birth children.
Healthy Start of Columbia county will provide a Welcome Baby packet with the following: resources in your community, child care, feeding support (breast and bottle), free book, prenatal information on birth, your health and development of baby, child development and parenting handouts and Healthy Start home visiting services.
HEALTHY START HOME VISITING
Each family will be assigned their own Parenting Coach/Family Support Worker
Healthy Start of Columbia County Mission: Promote and support positive parenting and healthy growth and development to all parents and their first birth children.
PART OF A LARGER SUPPORT SYSTEM
Healthy Start is part of national Healthy Families of America Network of home visiting programs. In Oregon, Healthy Start works closely with other organizations so that families get connected with community resources.
WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAM
"Healthy Start makes parenting so much easier - they help first time parents understand what it takes to be a good parent. They also teach about what the baby needs."
"Healthy Start helped me understand what it means to be a father and why my child acts the way she does."
"The best thing about Healthy Start is the information about child development and all the support they have me.?
FOR MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE CONTACT (503) 366-6556 for Columbia County residents or (503) 325-4455 for Clatsop County residents.
Contact information for other Healthy Start Programs in Oregon
A program of the Oregon Commission on Children and Families.