“Easy, Fast and Nutritious Foods” was the topic of the March mom’s group hosted by CAPS’ Healthy Families program. Parents learned secrets on how to stretch meals, plan for shopping, and how to utilize items in their refrigerator to make “out of the box” foods. They...
Jill Sheldon, a recent graduate of CAPS' Healthy Families program, shared her success story with us and through The Elkhart Truth's Business & Industry 2018...
On Wed. morning, July 25, fourteen moms exercised their artistic talents during a special Coffee and Canvas hosted by Healthy Families. Each attendee received the opportunity to relax while learning how to create a beautiful whimsical painting. Free childcare was...
This July Healthy Families and their clients are utilizing local public parks and enjoying “Popsicles at the Park.” This activity was designed to give families the opportunity to play and learn together through fun, games and, of course, Popsicles. Family time in the...
Healthy Families honored moms by launching a social event catering to some amazing women. With Mother’s Day just a few days away, the program’s moms were invited to attend a “spa day” at CAPS – Child And Parent Services. Childcare was provided, along with a table full...
Healthy Families Elkhart County™
What is Healthy Families?
Healthy Families Elkhart County helps parents of newborn infants by offering support and information about child development and what to expect as a new parent. We know that parenting requires enormous amounts of patience, self-control and sheer stamina. Healthy Families support specialists visit a family on a regular basis to provide information, encouragement and support.
Who can be a part of Healthy Families?
The Healthy Families program may be offered to any family who may feel like they have their hands full adjusting to their new baby.
How does the program help?
A trained support worker offer support and guidance and visit the home on a weekly basis to offer information about:
- recognizing baby’s needs.
- balancing baby’s needs with parents needs.
- what to expect as baby grows.
- how to make home safe for baby.
- how to encourage normal development in baby.
- community resources that fit a family’s needs.
For more information about Healthy Families, contact the Healthy Families Program Director at 574-295-2277 ext. 259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Healthy Familes Elkhart County™ is accredited by Healthy Families America®.