Healthy Families Jacksonville

Healthy Families Jacksonville is a free, voluntary, early learning and family support program designed to help parents be the best they can be, and to help children grow and develop during the most crucial first years of life. Services are provided to families right in their homes. Trained professional support workers visit pregnant and new moms to provide knowledge and support in several areas:

  • Pregnancy and wellness (pre- and postnatal)
  • Breastfeeding
  • Parenting skills
  • Positive parent childcare interaction
  • Child development
  • Screenings
  • Importance of bonding and attachment

Staff help increase parents’ confidence in parenting, reduce stress and teach about financial management and community resources. Healthy Families Jacksonville is a convenient way to improve the health and well-being of mothers, infants and young children of Duval County.

These support services are provided by The Bridge of Northeast Florida and the Jacksonville Children’s Commission, and begin prenatally or within three months of the birth of the child. Families who live in the following zip codes may be eligible to receive these services: 32202, 32204, 32205, 32206, 32207, 32208, 32209, 32210, 32211, 32216, 32217, 32218, 32219, 32220, 32221, 32226, 32233, 32244, 32246, 32250, 32254, 32256, 32257, 32277. To give your baby a positive start or to learn more about Healthy Families Jacksonville contact Mary Nash at the Jacksonville Children’s Commission at (904) 630-7057. Or, visit the Healthy Families Florida website to learn about Healthy Families programs throughout the state.

 

Special Considerations

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require an accommodation to participate in any of our activities, programs or services, please contact­­­ Mary Nash at (904)630-7057 or mnash@coj.net

711 for Telecommunications Relay Services

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted use of the 711 dialing code for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). TRS permits persons with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone system via a text telephone (TTY) or other device to call persons with or without such disabilities. For more information about the various types of TRS, see the FCC’s consumer guide, or visit the website of our Disability Rights Office (DRO).