Healthy Families

Family Focused Support

Healthy Families Northern Michigan       Michigan Home Visiting Initiative

Welcome to our Healthy Families Northern Michigan (HFNM) program, supporting families with children, prenatally until age 4! In partnership with Healthy Families America®, we have a singular vision that all children receive nurturing care from their family that leads to a healthy, long, successful life.

HFNM is a FREE, voluntary home visiting program where a Family Support Specialist comes to your home to help you achieve goals related to school, work, housing, childcare, health, relationships, or other life skills that will then assist your child in being raised in a positive, healthy environment. Family Support Specialists recognize that parents are the most important teachers! Families are in the driver's seat and home visitors are there to walk alongside parents and caregivers to help them reach their potential! Visits can begin during pregnancy and can continue until the child is four years of age.

What Our Families Have to Say

"I love having a support person in my corner. Having my home visitor there and available keeps me from feeling I am doing this alone. My family loves and believes in this program."
Iosco County

"Becoming a new mom, I was worried that I wouldn’t know certain steps to raise my child. Healthy Families program helped me with those steps and helped my child grow."
Emmet County

"Sometimes it’s nice to hear that you’re doing good and that I should be proud of myself."
Ogemaw County

"I think it [the program] makes us closer, because it gives me time to stop and focus on one-on-one time with just her [my child]. "
Charlevoix County

"I really like that the program is in the house. I enjoy the activities and watching him [my child] learn new things."
Oscoda County

"You [HFNM Home Visitor] were there for us in the hard, frustrating times and celebrated with us through all of our achievements. You were the one constant voice always cheering me on even when I felt that I was failing."
Roscommon County