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Healthy Families


Healthy Families is a primary child abuse prevention home visitation program designed to support families, as they become parents, rooted in the belief that early and nurturing relationships are the foundation for life-long, healthy-development.  Interactions between Family Support Specialists and families are designed to promote positive parent-child relationships and healthy attachments through strength-based, family-centered, culturally-sensitive and reflective practices. The program is specifically designed to support parents who may have histories of childhood trauma, intimate partner violence, poor mental health, and/or substance abuse issues.  In-home visitation begins prenatally or right after birth. Home visitation services are offered until the child turns three years of age, always free and voluntary, with all income levels served.  Healthy Families relies on well-trained staff, intentional curriculum, and evidence-based strategies to strengthen families and help them achieve their goals. 

Services offered

Pregnancy wellness | Infant care and nutrition | Parenting skills
Positive parent-child interaction | Stages of infant and child development | Development screenings
Child health and safety | Support networks | Stress reduction techniques

Who can participate

Families living in Grand Forks, Nelson, Burleigh and Morton Counties of North Dakota are eligible. Parents can self-refer by contacting us or can be referred by one of of our community partnering agencies such as birthing hospitals, women's health clinics, social service agencies and more. 



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Our Impact This Year

  • People received help with immigration-related services


  • Problem gamblers who found help


  • Hours of training provided by Child Care Aware to early childhood workforce


  • Seniors provided with companionship in North Dakota


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