Family and Children’s Center’s ‘Healthy Families’ program celebrates 25 years

A program designed to help new parents in difficult situations is celebrating 25 years of helping area families.

The Family and Children’s Center’s ‘Healthy Families’ program began in 1992 as one of the first of its kind.

It provides home visits from support specialists helping people new to parenthood and dealing with extremely stressful situations in other aspects of their life gain the tools to be better parents.

The Family and Children’s Center says they hope more people in those situations can learn to reach out if they’re struggling.

“I think the importance is understanding that sometimes life can be stressful, and you might need a little bit of additional help, and accepting that help. Strong people accept help when it’s provided for them, and so we want families to take advantage of the program,” said FCC Development Director Jamie Korn.

There are currently 55 area families enrolled with ‘Healthy Families.’