Healthy Families

HealthyFamilies

Healthy Families Douglas County


Having a new baby can be stressful for anyone. Healthy Families Douglas County is here to support you!

Healthy Families Douglas County:
  • No cost
  • Voluntary participation
  • Offers support from a nurse or social worker
  • Provides assistance with transportation to medical and WIC appointments
  • Offers parenting tips and guidance
  • Helps set and reach goals
  • Links participants to community resources
  • Offers opportunities to network with other parents and children
  • Provides services in English and Spanish

Eligibility


  • Douglas County residents who are pregnant or have a child under 3 months of age. Residents can opt to remain in program until child turns 3 years old.
  • No income guidelines.

Contact


  • To refer families or for more information, email Jenn Preston or call 785-856-5336.
  • If you are a pregnant or parenting teen or are referring a teen, please contact Mandy Gwirtz at 785-856-5327.
  • For uninsured women who are not citizens and are pregnant, an agreement is in place with Lawrence Memorial Hospital physicians to provide prenatal care. Please call 785-856-5335.

From the Parents


What parents are saying about the program:
  • “I’ve learned so much about parenting, health and safety for my baby.”
  • “I look forward to the home visits. They are fun and very helpful.”
  • “They help me be the best parent I can be.”

Video

Kansas Home Visiting features our Healthy Families Douglas County program and captures the importance of parenting support. View video here.

Our Healthy Families program has improved its home visitation completion rate by using three strategies. Learn more by viewing this video.