Healthy Families Hillsborough is a nationally accredited, evidence based program designed to support each parent by offering wrap around support during and after your pregnancy. Sponsored by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, we offer personal and emotional support, referrals to other services like Early Steps and help set goals that are individual to you. Services are voluntary and offered for free and flexible enough to work with your busy schedule.
The first step…
Anyone can make a referral to HFH. If you would like to refer yourself call (813) 233-2800 to speak to someone. We will work with you to identify how we can provide services that are designed for you as a parent.
A Family Resource Coordinator will meet with you to further explore what resources you as a parent are in need of. After this discussion, you may be provided referrals to services in your community that can help you meet your needs and goals.
A Family Support Worker, representing the language and culture in your community, may offer on-going support. They can begin working with you as early as when you are pregnant or after the baby is born, before the baby turns 3 months. Services are voluntary and can last up until your child’s 5th birthday.
The FSW can support your family by:
Supporting the individual needs of each parent from someone who understands the challenges of parenthood
Parent Support delivered in your home at your convenience
Building plans around the differing needs of each parent
Offering personal and emotional support free of any judgment
Providing referrals to other services in the community
Find help paying bills or getting to a clinic
Offering opportunities to meet other parents through Parent Support Groups
Supporting you in being best parent they can be
Here is what one of many families has to say about the program:
“This program has taught me how to keep stress away from my family. It has taught me that there are plentyof resources that can help meand my family in our time of need. My worker has been very helpful inhelping me accomplish all of my goals.”
How do I enroll in Healthy Families Hillsborough?
For more information, call Carmen Siegfried at (813) 514-0730 or Barbara Macelli at (813) 233-2966. Or, you can fill out the form below and a staff member will contact you about the program. A family can also be referred to the program by completing and submitting the form below.
We provide free interpreters for applicants and clients. Disabled applicants can request a reasonable accommodation/auxiliary aid by contacting our Single Point of Contact at (813) 233-2966 (Barbara Macelli).