• Friendly Inn Settlement, 2386 Unwin Rd, Cleveland, OH 44104

Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow is a Home Visiting program that provides expectant or new parents with the information, support and encouragement they need through a voluntary, high-quality home visiting service. Home Visiting aims to educate at-risk parents with the resources to understand and capitalize on the optimal early years of a child’s life. By supporting the positive interaction with children in stable and stimulating environments, the Home Visiting program seeks to create a sturdy foundation for future achievement. Ultimately, this approach is essential to the educational and economic success of Ohio’s children and families.
The Help Me Grow Home Visiting program has four central goals:
  • Increase healthy pregnancies.
  • Improve parenting confidence and competence.
  • Increase family connections to community and social supports.
  • Improve child health, development, and readiness.

Help Me Grow - Bright Beginnings

Help Me Grow-Bright Beginnings is a state-wide program for expectant parents, newborns, infants, and toddlers that provides health and developmental services so that children start school healthy and ready to learn. Services are designed with the family’s concerns and goals in mind. Help Me Grow is offered on a voluntary basis to families prenatal to when their child turns three. Help Me Grow supports families with newborns, infants, and toddlers by giving health information, positive parenting education, and connecting families to community resources.
In addition to these principle goals, families enrolled in the Home Visiting program have experienced numerous targeted outcomes, including:
  • Increased smoking cessation.
  • Improved parent/child interactions.
  • Improved home environment (reduced dangers, increased enrichment).
  • Increased access to medical home/primary health care provider.
  • Increased family support.
  • Increased meaningful connections to the community.
  • Prevention of child abuse/neglect.