Healthy Families

Drawing Families Together

Healthy Families Steuben is part of a statewide initiative, Healthy Families New York, through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. It is a voluntary program that offers support and education to expectant and new parents in Steuben County. Families are offered long-term home visiting services from Healthy Families Steuben until the child is ready for school. Healthy Families Steuben is an accredited site of a nationwide initiative entitled Healthy Families America. Healthy Families is provided locally through Catholic Charities of Steuben County and the Institute for Human Services, Inc.

The goals of Healthy Families

  1. Promote positive parenting skills and parent-child interaction
  2. Ensure optimal prenatal care, birth outcomes, and child health and development
  3. Improve family functioning, thereby increasing self-sufficiency.
  4. Provide support and information to expectant or new parents.
  5. Improve families’ social support systems by developing their ability to access and utilize needed community resources.