Healthy Families™

Healthy Families™ is a voluntary and free home-based family coaching program that supports young, first-time parents and helps them create stable, nurturing environments for their children.  The program matches parents with trained professionals who visit families’ homes to provide support during pregnancy and the child’s first three years of life. Healthy Families services are provided through the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC), a division of Eliot.

Home visitors teach parents about proper baby care, promote nurturing and effective parenting skills, and ensure parents have a solid understanding of healthy child development.  They also counsel parents on achieving personal goals related to schooling, work, and housing.

Healthy Families™ Massachusetts is a statewide home visiting program available for first-time parents age 23 and under, supported by the Children’s Trust.  Funding through the Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative provides important service enhancements and supports to our proven home-visiting programming.