Healthy Families, Parent, and Elder Programs

Building and Strengthening Family Relationships

Families come in many forms, faiths, and sizes. Our specialized parent and family programs are designed to help new and first-time parents build their parenting skills in a safe, supportive environment. In addition, our elder outreach programs help to ease some of the isolations that seniors may face, providing visitation services, companionship, and support.

Healthy Families

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Healthy Families is a voluntary and free home-based family coaching program that supports young, first-time parents and helps them create stable, nurturing environments for their children. The program matches parents with trained professionals who visit families’ homes to provide support during pregnancy and the child’s first three years of life. Home visitors teach parents about proper baby care, promote nurturing and effective parenting skills, and ensure parents have a solid understanding of healthy child development. They also counsel parents on achieving personal goals related to schooling, work, and housing.

Healthy Families Massachusetts is a statewide home visiting program supported by the Children’s Trust. Funding through the Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative provides important service enhancements and supports to our proven home-visiting programming.

Healthy Families Boston

Serving Boston and surrounding areas
Contact 617-506-6642 for information
Now hiring for Home Visitor and Home Visitor Supervisor. Learn more

Healthy Families Haverhill

Serving the Merrimack Valley area
Contact 978-521-6265 for information
Now Hiring for Home Visitor Supervisor. Learn more

Healthy Families North Shore

Serving the North Shore and Cape Ann areas
Contact 781-593-2312 for information
Now Hiring for Home Visitors. Learn more


The Family Support Services Program is an in-home and community visitation and family support service that supports (Department of Children and Families) families and children. This program consists of Family Support Specialist who teach parents to become more active, responsible, and supportive to their children’s needs.

A great mentoring relationship between the Family Support Specialist and the family can provide the support and structure to help end the cycle and begin to heal from any abuse and/or neglect.

Our Family Support Services families can expect to receive numerous services that will help them to solve the challenges they encounter. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Parenting Skills
  • Encouragement & Empowerment
  • Access to Community Resources
  • Counseling Referrals
  • Parent/Child Conflict Resolution
  • Ending Communication Barriers
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Life Management Skills

  • Home Management Skills
  • Meal Planning Tips
  • Healthy Alternatives
  • Safety & Support
  • Budgeting & Money Management
  • Education & Attendance
  • Arranging Tutoring & Resources


Please call 617-451-7984.

The Elder Outreach Program provides free social support, counseling, home visits, assessments, outreach, education, and consultation to individuals living in Plymouth County and within South Boston’s BHA-funded elderly housing.

Plymouth County

Contact 508-587-0815 for more information

South Boston

Contact 617-268-9670 for more information

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