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HANDS expands to meet demands

Our HANDS program has undergone some exciting changes! In the past, the program was only for first-time parents, but it has now expanded to include families who have more than one child.

The expansion was made possible by Gov. Steve Beshear, who included funding for HANDS in the state general fund.

HANDS is a free, voluntary program that pairs up parents with skilled mentors who make in-home visits to provide support in building healthy and safe environments for children. HANDS is now available for any pregnant woman or for parents whose baby is up to 12 weeks old. The program can continue up until the child is 2 years old.

The following flyer has been created for HANDS to use to explain services. If you’d like a copy, please see Moni Shields or Bailey Preston.


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