Healthy Families Steuben

Healthy Families Steuben

644089_51936786The Healthy Families Steuben offers in-home parent coaching to new and expectant parents, providing support, education and information on a variety of topics including:

  • Health and Development
  • Infant Care
  • Positive Parent/Child Relationships and Appropriate Discipline
  • Family Nutrition
  • Home Safety
  • Everyday Problem Solving
  • Connecting to Doctors and Other Services

Healthy Families Steuben is funded through a grant by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, along with the United Way of the Southern Tier. Catholic Charities of Steuben and the Institute for Human Services collaborate to provide this program locally.

Impact

Healthy Families promotes optimal health practices as demonstrated by the following results.

  • 100% of children were connected to a medical provider.
  • 99% of primary parents were connected to a medical provider.
  • 93% of children were up to date with recommended immunizations at 1 year of age.
  • 100% were assessed for the risk of lead exposure.
  • 57% of families entered the program prenatally. It has been demonstrated that there is a 48% reduction in low birth weight deliveries among women enrolled in Healthy Families before the 31st week of pregnancy. Additionally, there is a cost savings, for each $1,000 spent by Healthy Families to serve a family during pregnancy, 100% of the cost is completely recovered before the child’s birth due to the reduction in low weight births (low birth weights often bring serious health complications).

Healthy Families supports positive parent-child bonding and relationships.

  • 70% of families had fathers engaged in home visits.
  • At age 2, mothers participating in Healthy Families home visits were more likely to endorse appropriate limit setting strategies with their child.
  • At age 3, mothers participating in Healthy Families home visits were more likely to use parenting strategies that stimulated the child’s cognitive skills while demonstrating increased sensitivity to the child’s needs and cues.
  • At age 7, mothers participating in Healthy Families home visits were more likely to use non-violent discipline.

Healthy Families helps to enhance family self-sufficiency.

  • 77% of families were employed, or enrolled in an educational or job training program by the time their child was one year of age.

Healthy Families promotes success in school.

  • 50% of Healthy Families children are less likely to repeat first grade.
  • 70% are more likely to score above grade level in first grade on three specific behaviors that promote learning.

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Need to Know

Locations and Contact Information
Healthy Families Addison Office
13 Community Dr. #101
Addison, NY 14801
607-359-2259

Healthy Families Bath Office
23 Liberty Street
Bath, NY 14810
607-776-6621

Healthy Families Administrative and Hornell Offices
6251 County Route 64
Suite 102
Hornell, NY 14843
607-324-6027

Hours
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Home visits are made by appointment.

Fees
Free for new and expectant parents in Steuben County.

How To Enroll
If you are pregnant or have a child under 3 months old, call one of our three offices.

Contact Us

Catholic Charities of Steuben
23 Liberty Street
Bath, NY  14810
p:  607-776-8085
f:  607-776-4092
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