What is Healthy Families Dixie?
Healthy Families Dixie is part of the nationally accredited Healthy Families statewide home visiting program. It is provided to the Dixie County community, without cost, by the Florida Department of Health in Dixie County and is sponsored by the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the State of Florida Department of Children and Families.
What services are available through Healthy Families?
Healthy Families provides free, voluntary, home visiting services that increase parenting knowledge and skills. During regularly scheduled home visits, parents learn about healthy child growth and development and other important information to help their child reach their full potential. Home visitors provide information on a wide range of topics including: age-appropriate activities and discipline options, home safety, dealing with everyday stress and planning for the future. Home visitors help families identify and achieve goals like furthering their education, completing job training, and securing stable employment so they can provide for their children's needs.
In addition to quality home visiting services, Healthy Families provides resources and referrals to meet specific family needs through the support of private donors and a variety of community-based partners including local agencies, community centers, schools and faith-based organizations.
Because babies do not come with instructions and because being a parent is a big job ... How can I become a participant?
Contact Healthy Families for a free assessment to see if you are eligible for services. If you are expecting a new baby, or have a baby less than three months of age and could benefit from home visiting services, we would like to welcome you into our Healthy Families family.
For more information contact:
Florida Department of Health in Dixie County 352-498-1360