Program Overview

This program is brand new and in its first year, located in our satellite office in the Riverfront Center building in Amsterdam.

Within Healthy Families of Montgomery and Schoharie Counties, our free and voluntary home-based services and resources are designed to assist expectant families with creating a healthy home. Healthy Families of Montgomery and Schoharie Counties is an evidence-based program, and the research shows that home-visiting can positively impact the lives of children and their families — families have healthier babies, demonstrate better knowledge of parenting and child development, create positive family bonds, develop connections to community resources, and have children who perform better in school.

Families who participate in Healthy Families of Montgomery and Schoharie Counties are offered in-home support services until the child enters Kindergarten, Head Start or turns 5 years old. A primary goal of this program is to identify strengths and challenges prenatally or at birth, and to provide appropriate information, care, resources and referrals to help babies get off to a healthy start.

Some of our services include:

  • Helping families access community resources and services
  • Educating families on parenting and child development
  • Connecting families with medical providers
  • Assessing children for developmental delays
Healthy Families of Montgomery and Schoharie Counties

Criteria

  • Must be pregnant or have a partner who is pregnant, or a child aged 3 months and younger.

  • Must reside in Montgomery or Schoharie Counties

Making A Referral

Anyone can make a referral to HFMSC. You can even refer yourself! We strive to talk with all expectant parents and parents of newborns in Montgomery and Schoharie Counties. Look for our surveys (referral forms) throughout the community, (i.e., prenatal clinics, WIC, doctor’s offices, etc.)

Referrals can be made by completing a program survey and sending by fax to (585) 684-5816, by email to sbellassai@ican.family, or by calling (315) 801-7357. Self-referrals are accepted and encouraged!

Downloadable referrable form below!

Healthy Families of Montgomery and Schoharie Counties Age Group

  • Prenatal
  • Adults
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  • Montgomery
  • Schoharie

Why Consider Healthy Families of Montgomery and Schoharie Counties

Our Team Approach

We embrace the Wraparound model for all of our care, services and programs. Our staff works collaboratively to develop and implement customized treatment plans for the individuals and families in our programs, and each team member contributes to our clients’ successes.

Empowerment & Support

At ICAN, we strive to empower and support individuals and families facing life challenges, by providing them with the tools to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. We assist them with succeeding in any goal they may have set, whether it be recovering from addiction, finding success in the classroom, creating a healthy home for their family as they anticipate the birth of a child, or seeking support and community resources, all while keeping families together as they process through their traumas.

Access To Resources

We connect individuals and families with critical community resources, such as access to physical and mental health providers, employment opportunities, housing options, peer support groups, and Wraparound services. We understand that access to some of these services can be difficult to attain during certain life challenges, and we are here to help individuals and families overcome this obstacle.

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HFMSC Referral Form