Ohio Help Me Grow
The Help Me Grow program is designed to ensure Ohio’s children receive a healthy birth and the resources to warrant a healthy and productive start in life. An integral part of Ohio’s prenatal to age three system of supports, the services offered by Help Me Grow equip parents with the means to help their child acquire the early building blocks necessary for long term success. These initial achievements last a lifetime, as scientific evidence strongly suggests that a child’s success is significantly determined by the quality of nurturing in the first three years of life.

Help Me Grow believes all young children deserve the same opportunities to realize their full potential in life, regardless of economic, geographic, and demographic considerations. The parenting education and child development resources provided to families allows them to maximize this critical period of development in their child’s life, providing a foundation for lasting success.

Help Me Grow encompasses three components, available in all 88 counties in Ohio: Home VisitingEarly Intervention, and Infant Hearing. Each program strives to ensure that parents receive the individualized care and support needed to live a healthy and happy life.

"What is Help Me Grow?"

Help Me Grow (HMG) offers two voluntary programs to prenatal women, children, and families:
                        
*  HMG Early Intervention provides family-centered services for infants and toddlers to age 3 with a developmental delay, disability, or a medical condition likely to result in a delay or disability.

*  HMG Home Visiting provides first time expectant or new parents the information and support they need to be prepared for the birth of their child and provides ongoing education and support for families to maximize their child's health and development to age 3.

*  Both programs are available in all 88 Ohio Counties.  When you contact Ohio Help Me Grow in Guernsey County, someone will help you find the best program for you and your family.

*  Anyone can refer a child or family to Help Me Grow!


Who qualifies for the Help Me Grow program?

*  First time moms who are pregnant, or have a child under 6 months old and have low income (receive WIC/Medicaid/Food Assistance/Cash Assistance) qualify for the Home Visiting part of Help Me Grow. (We also have a wait list for anyone interested in Home Visiting who do not fit these criteria.  Ex.: If you have 2 children, are not low income, etc.)

*  Any child under the age of three can receive a FREE developmental evaluation through the Early Intervention part of Help Me Grow if there are concerns with their development.  Based on the results of this evaluation, that child may or may not be eligible for enrollment in the Early Intervention program.

*  Some medical diagnosis's can automatically qualify a child for enrollment in the Early Intervention program.


How Do I Make A Referral for Help Me Grow?

To make a program referral or find out more information out the program please call

740-439-1858 or 740-439-4451

Hours of Operation are 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday