Families program gets grant

June 06, 2008

The Healthy Families program at Howard County General Hospital has received a grant of $45,500 from the Howard County government as part of the Community Service Partnerships program.

Healthy Families Howard County provides first-time parents with educational programs and emotional support from pregnancy through the first five years of parenthood.

Participants in the program receive home visits and referrals from Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, when appropriate. The program began in 2001 with a grant from the Howard County Children's Board, and also receives funding from the Freddie Mac and Columbia foundations.

The program is administered by Howard County General Hospital in partnership with Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland.

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