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CAP Celebrating 20 Years of the Healthy Families Program

posted Feb 5, 2015, 5:49 AM by CommunityActionPartnership MadisonCounty   [ updated Feb 5, 2015, 5:50 AM ]

Healthy Families Team, front row (left to right); Edie Franklin, Bethany Hawkinson, Amy Comfort, Kay Walrath, Jill Williams, Chrissy Martin.  Back row (left to right); Lenny Giardino, Judy Granger, Carol Ash, Nancy Joerger, Emma Reed, Dan Gilbert 

Community Action Partnership is pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of service to our community of their premiere program - Healthy Families of Madison County. We are a non-profit program serving expectant moms and dads in Madison County that are overburdened and overstressed.  We have offices in Oneida, Canastota and Morrisville.  This program is funded by NYS Office of Children & Family Services   and was selected as a pilot program in Madison County twenty years ago.

The Healthy Families New York Home visiting program is an evidenced based program offering home-based services to expectant families and new parents, beginning prenatally or shortly after the birth of the child. Participants are screened to identify risk factors and stressors that the family may face. An approved curriculum is used on home visits that focus on parent child interaction and child development. Families who participate in the program are offered long-term in-home services until the child enters Head Start or Kindergarten.

We are increasing our efforts to educate the community on the benefits of home visiting. If you are an expectant mom or dad and would like further information about our services, contact Judy Granger at 697-3588 ext 22.  Presentations are also available for community partnerships or anyone interested in learning about our 20 years in Madison County. Over the past 20 years, our program has positively impacted hundreds of families in Madison County.

This year in honor of our 20th anniversary we will be inviting the members of our community to celebrate with us and share our successes with partners and families throughout our county.  Be watching for notices about our festive celebration!!!