The HANDS program is a voluntary home visitation program for any new or expectant parents, or the child’s guardian. HANDS supports families as they build healthy, safe environments for the optimal growth and development of children. HANDS will support you throughout your pregnancy and the first two years of your baby’s life. From pregnancy to the terrific twos, HANDS is here to answer all of your questions during the different stages of your baby’s growth. Families begin by meeting with a HANDS parent visitor who will discuss any questions or concerns about pregnancy or a baby's first years. Based on the discussion, all families will receive information and learn about resources available in the community for new parents. Some families will receive further support through home visitation.
Who Can Participate?
Any parent expecting a new baby and residing in Kentucky is eligible, as well as the child’s guardian (relative/fictive kin). Families must be enrolled during pregnancy or before a child is 90 days old.
When do HANDS Services Begin?
Services can begin during pregnancy or any time before a child is 3 months old. If interested, contact your local health department.