Healthy Families America

Other MIECHV Programs in Kansas

Healthy Families America

Parents as Teachers

Early Head Start

Team for Infants Endangered by Substance Abuse

Raising a child can be a challenge, especially for parents who are experiencing pressures such as unemployment, illness or lack of parenting skills. Although many parents get the help they need, too many young families have nowhere to turn for support.

Healthy Families is a voluntary program that assists new parents who are overburdened by stress factors. Staff meet with the family regularly, usually once each week. This process begins during pregnancy and continues until the child is three to five years old.

Modeled after a program in Hawaii, this service has been proven successful in promoting healthy child development, parent/child interaction, preventing child abuse and neglect, and helping families link with necessary community resources. Studies show families who participate in such programs are less likely to require the intervention of social services later in a child’s life.

Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL)

Healthy Families America
Service area: Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, and Wilson counties
Contact: Erin Bunn
(620) 232-1031

Service Area: Wyandotte County
Contact: Jamie VanCompernolle
(913) 371-2220 (x1204)

Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas Public Health Department

unified govtHealthy Families America
Service Area: Wyandotte County
Contact: Selia Moya
(913) 573-8863