circle-blue-hands-001HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services) is a voluntary intensive home visitation program for new or expectant parents that helps foster healthy pregnancies and births, stable child growth and development, safe homes and self-sufficient families. Services can begin during pregnancy or at any time before a child is three months old. New starting July 1, the Family & Children’s Place HANDS staff can work with parents with more than one child.

To view videos about the HANDS program, click here.

Volunteer opportunities include:

·         Question/answer calls to program parents:  the volunteer will be contacting HANDS program first time parents with a survey regarding the parents’ experience with the program service and their Family Support Worker.

·         Entry packet assembly:  the volunteer will compile and file various documents the HANDS program uses upon receiving a new client.

·         Copying forms:  volunteers will copy various forms or packets used by Family Support Workers in the HANDS program.

·        Translation:  HANDS seeks help translating forms regularly used with families from English to Spanish, Spanish to English, as well as possibly several other languages.

WellCare is a proud sponsor of HANDS programs and activities.