You are having a baby!

  • So now what?
  • Concerned about what will happen after you take him home?
  • Wondering how you will know if she is eating enough?
  • Feeling stressed?

Can we lend you an extra pair of HANDS?

HANDS is a service for families who are pregnant for the first time or who have newborn babies.  Trained visitors will provide information so that you as parents can provide the best for your new baby.

What is the HANDS Program?

The Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program is a voluntary home visitation program for new and expectant parents. 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. That’s right, information brought right to the home.  

Who Can Participate?

First-time moms and/or dads residing in Kentucky.

When do HAND Services Begin?  

Services can begin during pregnancy or anytime before a child is 3 months old. If interested contact the local health department. 

Contact the Martin County Heath Department at 606-298-7752 to enroll in our HANDS program.