Serving local families
Concerned that your toddler isn’t talking yet? Or maybe he or she seems to lack social skills? Help Me Grow of Hancock Public Health is a resource that can help.
An evidence-based program of the Ohio Department of Health, Help Me Grow partners with local families to prepare young children to meet their full potential in life. The organization provides — at no cost to recipients — home visits and early intervention services that promote healthy pregnancies and positive growth and development for children, prenatal to age three. Home visits are provided to parents who would like guidance or have questions that pertain to topics such as healthy pregnancy, baby and child health, breastfeeding, nutrition, immunizations, child growth and development, discipline, toilet training, child safety, household safety and local resources. Trained professionals make the home visits, and they use a nonjudgmental and compassionate approach that empowers parents with skills, tools and confidence to nurture their children.
Services addressing concerns
Facilitated by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Help Me Grow also offers early intervention
services. Parents and caregivers with concerns about a child’s development can have their infant or toddler evaluated by an interdisciplinary team for delays in the areas of adaptive, cognitive, communication, physical, and social emotional development.
Hancock Public Health also offers free scheduled playgroups to eligible families and the public ( families expecting to age three). The group meets the third Thursday of each month from 1-2pm at the Sensory Play Room at Special Kids Therapy at 1700 East Sandusky Street, Findlay.
For more information or to request services, you can contact Help Me Grow at 419-424-7871. Referrals may be made by contacting 419-665-3322 or at refer.ohiocentral:intake.org.
Hancock Public Health hours of business are Monday, 9 am-4:30pm, and Tuesday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm.