The Healthy Families program at Project Self-Sufficiency strives to provide all expectant and new parents with the opportunity to receive the education and support they need at the time their baby is born.
Healthy Families is a nationally recognized home visiting program designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for adverse childhood experiences, including child maltreatment. It is designed to support families who may have histories of trauma, intimate partner violence, mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Services begin during pregnancy, or right after the birth of a baby, and are offered voluntarily, intensively and over the long-term.
The Sussex Healthy Families/TIP Home Visitation Program is free and open to pregnant women, single parents and two-parent families. Participants can receive services in their own home, as well as on-site at Project Self-Sufficiency. Other activities and services include:
- Assessment Services;
- Case Management & Supportive Counseling;
- Training in Life Skills such as communication skills, budgeting, household management, balancing a checkbook, stress management, and more;
- Parenting Classes;
- Support Groups and Family Activities;
- Economic Self-Sufficiency Services;
- Support Services;
- Financial Assistance, such as subsidized childcare slots at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center, transportation assistance, access to the food pantry and to clothing donations.
Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County is grateful for the involvement of the Healthy Families Advisory Board in the Healthy Families/TIP program.
The Sussex Healthy Families/TIP Home Visitation program at Project Self-Sufficiency is funded by the New Jersey Department of Children & Families, Division of Prevention & Community Partnerships.