Kentucky’s HANDS supports families as they build healthy, safe environments
for the optimal growth and development of children.
Every child is wanted and cared for in a stimulating and nurturing environment.
Registered nurses and trained paraprofessionals are available to visit with first time Moms and Dads to provide counseling and education. A Growing Great Kids Curriculum is utilized to assist new parents by providing up-to-date helpful information on how to care for the first baby.
HANDS is a voluntary home visitation program for moms, dads, and families. HANDS answers these kinds of quesitons and provides parents with support in developing a parent-child relationship, at no cost to the family.
Who can participate?
Any parent (mom/dad) expecting a new baby
Families must be enrolled prenatally or before a child is 90 days old.
What can parents expect?
All families will receive information and learn about community resources for parents. Some families will receive further support through home visitation. These families will engage in fun activites, right in their home, to learn more about:
Having a healthy pregnancy
Caring for their baby
How to bond with their child
How to provide their child with enriching learning experiences
Creating a safe and healthy home
Dealing with stress
Health Access Nurturing and Development Services
Phone: (606) 549-9296
For more information on the KY HANDS Program, please contact