Mission Statement
Kentucky’s HANDS supports families as they build healthy, safe environments
for the optimal growth and development of children.
Vision:
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?


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:
H.A.N.D.S.
Health Access Nurturing and Development Services
Project Director: Theresa McKinney
Email: TheresaM.McKinney@ky.gov

Phone: (606) 549-9296
For more information on the KY HANDS Program, please contact
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services
Every parent needs a second pair of HANDS.
Kentucky’s HANDS can lend support to give your baby a healthy, happy start!

Meet Your Family Support Workers!
Melissa Grillon, FSW
Kim Huey, Administrative Clerk for HANDS
Tina Davis, RN
Theresa McKinney RN, Project Director HANDS
Sharon King, FSW
Jennifer Canada, FSW
Kathleen Croley, FSW
Danielle Jackson, FSW
Julia Moses, FSW, RN