Healthy Families Allegany County
Healthy Families Allegany County is a free and voluntary home visiting program helping pregnant women and parents of newborns get their children off to a healthy and safe start.
How can Healthy Families assist me?
· Introduce positive parenting skills
· Assist in accessing local resources (i.e. counseling, housing, smoking cessation, etc.)
· Empower families to feel confident in themselves
· Inform families about child health and development
· Track developmental milestones
· Encourage play time that enhances child development
Who is Eligible?
Residents of Allegany County who are pregnant or delivered a baby within the last two weeks.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about home visits with Healthy Families, please contact us! 301-759-5079
Infant and Toddler Program
The Infant and Toddler program is a group effort of the Board of Education of Allegany County, the Allegany County Department of Social Services and the Allegany County Health Department, in cooperation with local medical providers.
The three agencies and providers work together to meet the education, emotional, social, and physical needs of children that may have a developmental delay.
Services may include:
· Health Services;
· Occupational Therapy;
· Physical Therapy;
· Speech/Language; and
· Vision Services.
If you believe your child is having difficulty with development such as speech, learning and solving problems, interacting with others, using small and large muscles for walking or picking up objects, or has feeding concerns, there is help.
Many challenges related to development can be addressed through early assistance. If you have questions please contact 301-759-2415.