Family Connects Union County
The goals of Family Connects are to:
- Connect with every mother, along with the father and other family members, in their home after the birth of a newborn. The nurse home visits are designed to share in the joy of a new baby, assess unique family risks, and respond to immediate needs for support and guidance.
- Offer supportive guidance to families in several factors, responding specifically to questions about newborn care.
- Link families to community services based on their individual needs and preferences.
- Help new parents connect with their infant, providing them with the confidence and support needed to sustain infant and parent health, child development and overall family well-being.
What Does Family Connects Union County Do?
Family Connect is a community-wide nurse home visiting program for parents of newborns.
How It Works:
Nurse home visitors offer supportive guidance, responding to family questions about newborn care. The program provides between one and three nurse home visits beginning at about three weeks of age. Using a tested screening tool, the nurse measures the newborn and maternal health and assesses strengths and needs to link the family to community resources.
Who Does Family Connects Work With?
Family Connects is a free program to all families with a newborn residing in Union County regardless of income, status, or number of children.
How To Get Started:
Please contact Family Connects using the email or phone number below:
Alison Stone, RN
Heidi Klappenbach, RN
Maci Steele, RN
Phone: (870) 864-5440