Home Visiting Programs
Summit County Public Health and its partnering agencies offer different home visiting programs to meet your child's needs.
Help Me Grow
Help Me Grow (HMG) is a home visiting program for pregnant moms and new parents. Our caring and professional home visitors will partner with you to access the information and resources that can support the physical and emotional health of your baby and the entire family. Your baby's early experiences are the building blocks that shape how the brain is built and create the foundation for success in life. This is why in our program we see you weekly for the first 6 months to ensure you have all you need to build a foundation for success for your child and family.
Together, you and your home visitor will:
- Meet at a convenient time and place for you
- Discuss information in response to your questions or needs
- Complete age-appropriate activities and materials for you and your child
- Conduct developmental screenings and assessments
- Review what you can expect your child to be doing at each stage of development
- Support you as a parent and as your child's most important teacher
- Make connections to needed resources and services in the community
- HMG is a voluntary program sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health and offered at no cost to you.
Early intervention (EI) provides family-centered services for infants and toddlers from birth to age three with a medical diagnosis or developmental delay/disability. EI is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people and familiar settings. That's why your local EI team works with you in your home and other places you and your family spends time to develop a coordinated plan.
Together you and your intervention team will:
- Discuss your interests, priorities, needs and questions
- Set goals based on how your child's progress fits with what is important to your family
- Create a plan to support and enhance your daily routine
- Focus on enhancing child participation in existing and desired family, community, and early childhood experiences
For more information, call the Central Coordination Office 330-616-3322