Healthy Families Illinois

What is Health Families Illinois?

Health Families Illinois (HFI) is a FREE voluntary home visiting program starting at pregnancy and continues until the child's 3rd birthday.

Family Support Workers (FSW) provide information on pregnancy, labor, and delivery, developmental milestones; what to expect a different ages,
parenting ideas, safety tips, how to calm babies and toddlers, well child visits and immunizations, and also help you build a strong bond with your
children.  The FSW will also help you find resources to reach goals in parenting, education, and budgeting.

As an added bonus, the FSW will take pictures of your baby weekly and make a baby book of your child as a keepsake.

Healthy Families participants are fortunate to have the HFI program in Fayette County and we hope that services are available for many years to come.

Who qualifies for this FREE service?

First and second time mothers who live in Fayette County and receive WIC.

Being a parent is one of the most important things you will ever do.   As a parent, you will have times that are exciting, some frustrating, and some that
are difficult.  HFI Family Support Workers are here to help!

For information about Healthy Families call the Fayette County Health Department at (618) 283-1044.

To obtain a current list of Illinois program sites, contact the DHS Office of Family Health at (217) 782-2736.

Funding is provided through the Department of Human Services.