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What Makes Us Unique

Family groups


  • Is the first Healthy Families America (HFA) accredited multi-site system in the nation and program practices are based on 25 years of research about the best ways to help children and families.
  • Is managed by a strong infrastructure that includes evaluation, training, quality assurance and an extensive data system, mechanisms that aid in improving day-to-day practices.
  • Focuses on parent/child interaction and bonding.
  • Is open to first-time parents as well as parents with multiple children, who are pregnant and/or have at least one child less than three months of age.
  • Encourages an active role for fathers.
  • Workers are hired from the same communities the program serves. They know the neighborhoods and understand the culture. Many HFNY workers speak a variety of languages, including American Sign Language.
  • Partners with other community programs and agencies to effectively connect families with needed services and resources such as health care providers; early childhood providers; social service agencies; family and social support services; employment, training, and education programs; and counseling and support services.