What is Healthy Families Jacksonville?

Mom and babyHealthy Families Jacksonville is a free, voluntary, early learning and family support program designed to help you be the best parent you can be, and to help your child grow and develop in the most important first months of his or her life. The program provides support and education directly to you and to your family in your home. The goal of Healthy Families is to improve the health and well-being of mothers, infants, and young children in Duval County.

What Can Healthy Families Jacksonville Do For You?

Trained family support workers visit pregnant and new moms and their families to provide knowledge and support in the areas of: pregnancy wellness (prenatal and postnatal), breastfeeding, parenting skills, positive parent-child interaction, stages of infant and child development, the importance of bonding and attachment, and developmental screenings. The worker will assist you in determining areas where you feel you need assistance. They can help you increase your confidence in parenting, reduce your stress, and teach you about financial management and community resources.

These support services are provided by several agencies, and screenings are typically provided during prenatal appointments. To give your baby a positive start, please contact the site that serves your ZIP code.

If you live in ZIP code 32206, 32207, 32211, 32216, 32217, 32225, 32246 or 32277, please contact the Healthy Families Jacksonville office located at:
The Bridge of Northeast Florida
1824 Pearl St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
(904) 520-7630

If you live in ZIPcode 32202, 32204, 32205, 32208, 32209, 32210, 32218, 32244 or 32254, please contact the Healthy Families Jacksonville office located at:
Community Connections of Jacksonville
6050 Moncrief Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 924-1740

Where can I learn more about Healthy Families Jacksonville?

Contact Mary Nash at the Jacksonville Children's Commission at (904) 630-7057 or Mnash@coj.net. Or, visit the Healthy Families Florida website to learn about Healthy Families programs throughout the state.

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The Federal Communications Commission has adopted use of the 711 dialing code for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). TRS permits persons with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone system via a text telephone (TTY) or other device to call persons with or without such disabilities. For more information about the various types of TRS, see the FCC’s consumer guide, or visit the website of our Disability Rights Office (DRO).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require an accommodation to participate in any of our activities, programs or services, please contact­­­ Mary Nash at (904) 630-7057 or Mnash@coj.net.