Healthy Families Program (Sundre & Olds)
Healthy Families Program provides trained home visitors who will visit with families in their homes with strategies, information, and ideas to stimulate child development. The program helps families to address needs, issues, and concerns in their ability to be the best parent they want to be.
How can the Healthy Families Program help?
- A Healthy Families “Home Visitor” can help parents learn more about their baby and provide information and activities to promote healthy child development.
- A Home Visitor provides parenting tips and encourages positive parent/child relationships.
- A Home Visitor can provide information on how to connect with other community resources such as: employment counseling, education, medical care, children’s programs, child care and more.
The program is voluntary, is provided at no cost and families can stay involved for a short time or until their child is 5 years old. Usually, it is the Public Health Nurse who refers mom and baby to Healthy Families but the family can initiate the service on their own. Across the province home visitation programs go by different titles depending on what authority they are under. Greenwood Neighbourhood Place introduced Healthy Families to Sundre and area in 2001. Healthy Families Central Office is in Red Deer and operates out of Family Services of Central Alberta.
Contact the Healthy Families Coordinator(s) through our Contact Us