All new parents need guidance, but a pregnant teen often needs so much more help and support. She needs people she can talk to about her fears and expectations. She needs to make sure her young baby is being well nurtured and well nourished and that she’s preparing herself mentally for the journey ahead. Healthy Families puts family support workers into teen mothers’ home settings from birth to age five, to help young moms and dads truly appreciate these special parent-baby moments in their lives. Champions for Children conducts this program in conjunction with the Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County and the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County.
To learn more about Healthy Families, please contact Michelle Gilyard at (813) 673-4646 x.1131.