Program Overview

Within Healthy Families of Oneida County, our free and voluntary home-based services and resources are designed to assist expectant families with creating a healthy home. Healthy Families of Oneida County 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 Oneida County 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 Oneida County

Criteria

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

  • Must reside in Oneida County.

Making A Referral

Anyone can make a referral to HFOC. You can even refer yourself! We strive to talk with all expectant parents and parents of newborns in Oneida County. Look for our surveys (referral forms) throughout the community, (i.e., prenatal clinics, WIC, doctor’s offices, etc.) and contact our Family Resource Specialist, Doreen Cole, directly at 315-731-2686 or dcole@ican.family.

  • 13,373
    The number of home visits with families completed by Healthy Families of Oneida County since its start in 2013.
  • 807
    Women and families have been assessed to date, to determine whether our services offered through Healthy Families were a fit for them.
  • 340
    Children have been born, and welcomed into Healthy Families of Oneida County since 2013.

Healthy Families of Oneida County Age Group

  • Prenatal
  • Children
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Oneida County

Why Consider Healthy Families of Oneida County

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.

What People Have To Say About Healthy Families of Oneida County

The program is very helpful, especially because I’m a single parent. Grace is very thorough and I enjoy and look forward to her coming to visit.
Dominick C.
I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be a client in your program and for your help in teaching an “old” mom new things to be prepared for with my daughter. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Ann N.
I feel secure with how I am parenting, she brings out information that lets me know my girls are on track.
LaShari J.
The program is great because it’s a chance to check up on how the children are doing and us as parents too. You can tell that she (my worker) really does care. We have good conversation; she is very honest and I like that a lot.
Samantha R.
Thank you so much for everything you have done for our family. Words can’t even say how grateful we are for the program. You encourage us to keep working hard to help our child reach for her goals and more.
Christina S.

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