Helping parents thrive, too.
We know that parenting is the original impact for life. KDC helps first-time parents through the early years.
KDC’s Healthy Families is a home-based family support and parenting education program, sponsored by Children’s Trust. We provide free and voluntary services to support young first-time parents, from prenatal care until the child turns three. From in-home services to community connections, we help you plan for your child’s future and your own.
Services We Offer
Our Healthy Families program provides a continuum of care as parents and children grow together.
Services consist of
- Education about the practical and emotional aspects of parenting
- Child development information and assessments
- Resources and referrals to community services
Healthy Families can help
- Build community through family social events and outings
- Support parents’ education and career plans
- Empower parents through self-care and peer relationships
Who We Support
Healthy Families supports young, first-time parents from prenatal care to their child’s third birthday.
Greater New Bedford area: Any first-time parent (including an expectant parent) who is age 24 or under and has a child under 12 months old at the time of referral is eligible.
Greater Plymouth area: Any first-time parent (including an expectant parent) who is age 20 or under and has a child under 12 months old at the time of referral is eligible.
Healthy Families matches each young parent with a highly trained professional who educates, encourages, and supports you as you bond with your child. Our staff has a combined total of over 70 years’ experience in the leading evidence-based Healthy Families model.