What is the purpose of this service?
Healthy Families Illinois (HFI) which follows the research-based Healthy Families America program model, is a voluntary home visiting program that helps new and expectant parents strengthen their family's functioning and reduce their risk for child abuse and/or neglect. The program is a prevention program that works to improve the safety of children while providing support to the family.
Who can receive these services?
If you are expecting a baby or are a new parent you may be eligible.
What services are offered?
Home visitors help new moms and dads be better parents by teaching them:
- How babies grow and develop
- How to keep babies safe and healthy
- Good parenting skills
Parents also get help in setting and reaching goals for completing school and/or getting a job.
How to apply?
Services are provided in communities throughout the state.
Contact a Healthy Families Illinois Provider if you would like to apply.
Healthy Families Illinois Program
401 S. Clinton, 4th FL South
Chicago, IL 60607
Main: (312) 793-1476