The best care
In-home family and support programs offer free and low-cost support for families from pregnancy through kindergarten entry. Families work with a coach, often in the comfort of their own home, to increase development and to learn fun new activities that supports their child's overall development (emotional, social, physical, cognitive).
Allegan county has several programs to support local families.
Contact us online or call today 269-512-7775.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start (EHS) home-based services provide weekly visits lasting approximately 1.5 hours in your home, which focus on enjoying your role as a parent, developing the necessary skills to enhance your child’s development, behavior management supports, day-to-day concerns, and parenting information. Socialization events are also held 2 times per month offering fun and educational activities for the enrolled child and their family. This program is year-round and free for pregnant women and children ages 0-3 years, who meet specific criteria. Early Head Start is operated by Community Action of Allegan County. Interest in Early Head Start center-based services can be requested through their Contact Us page.
Early On Michigan
Early On Michigan offers early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delay(s) and/or disabilities, and their families. Research has shown that by addressing delays early on – especially between birth and age 3 – we can more effectively impact a child’s development, even into adulthood. Don’t worry. But don’t wait.
If you think that your child’s growth, learning, or social skills are not the same as those of other children the same age, the sooner you get it checked out the better. Call Early On® Michigan. We’ll talk with you and refer you to an Early On Coordinator close to your home. Your Coordinator can also give you information on things you can do to help your child grow and learn. We want your child to have a great start in life. Call us. We’re here to help.
Maternal Infant Health Program
What is a Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)?
The Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) is a Home Visiting program for pregnant women and infants with Medicaid insurance.
How Twenty Hands Makes a Difference
Twenty Hands is a team of enthusiastic, passionate women that includes registered nurses, social workers, a lactation consultant, and a registered dietitian. During home visits, relationships are built with families by providing:
1. Maternal and infant education
2. Breastfeeding and nutritional assistance
3. Referrals to local resources
4. Support and advocacy for families we serve.
What You Can Expect by Joining our Program?
Support and education throughout pregnancy and infants up to 12 months of age. Guidance to receiving FREE transportation from health plans to medical appointments, WIC, and childbirth or parent education classes, as well as, referrals for supplies, baby items, and local resources.
Serving Allegan, Kalamazoo, and Calhoun Counties
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