Prenatal & Early Development Support

Support for New Parents

Pregnant or have a new baby up to three months old? Help Me Grow at Action for Children provides FREE home visiting support for families in Franklin County to make your job as a parent a little easier.

Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow is a statewide program that partners with local agencies to provide young families in Ohio with a continuum of services from birth to school entry, supporting parents through the critical first 2,000 days in their child’s life. This evidence-based parent support program encourages early prenatal and well-baby care, as well as parenting education to promote the comprehensive health and development of children.

What It Means for You

Through Action for Children, families in Franklin County can receive in-home support. Action for Children’s Help Me Grow Family Support Specialists:

  1. Help you plan a healthy pregnancy

  2. Share tips to help your child be healthy, stay safe, and get ready to learn

  3. Promote optimal parent wellness by assisting with stress management and self-care

  4. Connect you to appropriate community resources


What Does It Cost?

For new or soon-to-be parents utilizing the program, every visit is free!

Action for Children’s Help Me Grow program is an affiliate of the Healthy Families America model. Healthy Families America (HFA) is one of the leading family support and evidence-based home visiting programs in the United States. We believe early, nurturing relationships are the foundation for healthy development. Developed over 25 years and based on extensive and ongoing research, our approach is relationship-based, culturally respectful, family-centered, and grounded in the parallel process: the relationships we build with parents and families serve as a model for the supporting, positive relationships we help them cultivate with their children.

Get Started

To learn more or request Help Me Grow in-home support, visit our enrollment page today.