Healthy Families Program

Kennedy Donovan Center, 389 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 997-1570 | Fax: (508) 997-5370
http://kdc.org/new-bedford-community-services

About this Location

The Healthy Families Program in New Bedford is operated by Kennedy-Donovan Center (KDC). This program is part of a statewide home-visiting program funded by the Children's Trust to support parents-to-be and first-time parents age 20 years and younger during pregnancy and through the child's first three years. Healthy Families is a free, confidential and voluntary service and is open to both mothers and fathers.



Specialties and Services

Services

  • Direct Advocacy
  • Family Support Services
  • Life Skills Instruction/Activities
  • Parent Support and Education
  • Parenting Group
  • Parenting Skills Training
  • Resource and Referral Services
  • Socialization & Networking
  • Vocational/Educational Supportive Services

Service Settings

  • Advocacy Services
  • Family Support Services
  • Home / Community-Based Services
  • Self Help, Peer Support, Community Support Groups

Specialties

  • Community Resources and Supportive Services

Evidence-Based Treatments and Special Programs

Healthy Families offers support groups for program participants both on site and in the community, based on expressed topics of interest.

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Transportation

  • Offers Home/Community-Based Services
  • Public Transportation Accessible

Referral and Intake Process

Referral Process

  • Anyone can request or refer for services

Greater New Bedford
389 County Street | New Bedford, MA 02740
Telephone: 508-997-1570 | Fax: 508-999-5367
email: HealthyFamiliesNewBedford@kdc.org

Serves Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, and Wareham.

Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Intake Process

No formal intake process, call for details

Eligibility and Insurance

Eligibility

Eligible Gender:
Any
Maximum Age:
20
Other Elgibility Criteria:


  • Child must be under a year old at time of referral
  • (New Bedford program) Parent must reside in one of the following towns: Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester or Wareham

Other locations offered through KDC:

Greater Plymouth
32 Crescent Street | Kingston, MA 02364
Telephone: 508-747-2012 | Fax: 508-747-4898
email: HealthyFamiliesPlymouth@kdc.org

Serves Carver, Cohasset, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland and Scituate.

Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Taunton/Attleboro
25 Forest Street | Attleboro, MA 02703
Telephone: 508-236-6040 | Fax: 508-236-6044
email: HealthyFamiliesTauntonAttleboro@kdc.org

Serves Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Lakeville, Mansfield, Middleborough, North Attleboro, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Taunton.

Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Insurances

  • Free Services