Healthy Families Springfield

About Healthy Families

Healthy Families Massachusetts, a program of the Children’s Trust, is a statewide home visiting program available for first-time parents age 23 and under. The program is implemented locally by Square One.

Healthy Families is a home-based family support and coaching program that supports young, first-time parents and helps them create stable, nurturing environments for their children.

The program matches parents with trained professionals who visit families’ homes to provide support during pregnancy and the child’s first three years of life. Home visitors teach parents about proper baby care, promote nurturing and attachment, practice effective parenting skills, and ensure parents have a solid understanding of healthy child development. They also counsel parents on achieving personal goals such as going back to school or securing a job.

For additional information and to inquire about Healthy Families or any of our parenting programs, please contact Shalawnda Carr at 413.858.3105 or scarr@startatsquareone.org.

Healthy Families Massachusetts is a statewide program of the Children’s Trust.