Healthy Families

Helping parents thrive, too.

We know that parenting is the original impact for life. KDC helps first-time parents through the early years.

Program Overview

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.

Our Difference

The KDC team works with young parents to set the stage for stability and success in all areas of life so that your whole family can thrive.

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.

Staff Excellence

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.

We are here for you

Contact Us

To inquire about Healthy Families, for yourself or for a family member, or for help determining eligibility, please email Eileen Dugas at edugas@kdc.org or call her directly at 774.206.8810