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Are you a first time parent? If so, find out more about the HANDS Program.

What is the HANDS Program?
The Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program is a voluntary home visitation program for new and expectant parents. Families begin by meeting with a HANDS Parent Visitor who will discuss any questions or concerns about pregnancy or a baby's first years. Based on the discussion, all families will receive information and learn about resources available in the community for new parents. Some families will receive further support through home visitation. That’s right, information brought right to the home.

Who Can Participate? First-time moms and/or dads residing in Kentucky.

When do HAND Services Begin? Services can begin during pregnancy or anytime before a child is 3 months old. If interested contact the local health department. (From the HANDS Website)


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