Healthy Families America accredited home visiting program, seeks to improve the health and well-being of infants and children through home-based services delivered by non-profit organizations in local communities.
HFNY is an evidence-based voluntary home visiting model designed to provide services to families that begin prenatally, or at birth, through age five. HFNY uses an infant mental health/relational development approach that promotes parent-child attachment to achieve its mission of preventing child abuse, neglect, and other adverse childhood outcomes.
HFNY strategies are relationship-based, culturally sensitive, family centered, strength-based (building on parental competencies) and grounded in the parallel process. HFNY home visitors develop healthy relationships with families and partner with parents to support them in responding in a sensitive and in a nurturing manner to their young children. HFNY offers comprehensive support services designed to promote positive parent-child interaction, healthy child development, healthy relationships, family self-sufficiency, and connections to community resources when needed.
The Healthy Families New York Home Visiting Program offers home-based services to support expectant families and new parents with the changes and needs that often come with the birth of a new child. Services are provided at no cost. Families who participate in the program are offered long-term, in-home services until the child is in school or Head Start.
Baby Cafés are free, drop-in, informal breastfeeding support groups offering ongoing professional lactation care and intervention.
Find information regarding car-seat installation and safety.
MISN has staff certified as Child Passenger Safety by NY state Highway safety program. An available staff member can help you learn about child car seat safety and provide you education.
MiSN, has partnered with Cribs for Kids to offer education and distributes a cribette through the program. Our purpose of this program is to make a safe sleep environment available for an infant or child.
We all need a little guidance to navigate the challenges and joys of parenthood. Our services are free to the community. Let us support you!!
For more information, call us at 845-561-3575
155 Main Street, Brewster, New York 10509, United States
09:00 am – 05:00 pm