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Healthy Families


Lutheran Social Services Healthy Families provides free, voluntary home visitation services to support overburdened expectant parents and parents of newborns in creating a safe and healthy home. To improve the health and well-being of mothers, fathers, infants and young children, our paraprofessionals offer education and assistance with parenting, child development and reducing family stressors.

With collaboration of 15 private and public agencies in the Grand Forks and Bismarck regions, this program has been able to provide support services to families in-need since 2000. 

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 be screened and pre-registered at any hospital or clinic in these counties.

Area hospitals, clinics and social service agencies screen parents either before or within two weeks after their baby’s birth to identify parents who could benefit from these support services. A family assessment worker then visits with the clients to determine their unique needs and will then create and implement a plan fit for them.



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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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