Healthy Families

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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.

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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.