LaGrange Healthy Families

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As a Healthy Families participant,  you will learn many "new baby skills," through this program.  Our workers are highly trained and have been taught about the habits of infants and toddlers.  We understand their needs, what they want when they cry, how to make them comfortable, and what to do to help them grow.  We know what children do at different ages and stages of their life, so we can ease your worries and fears.
We will teach you how to calm a crying baby, how to recognize when to take your baby to the doctor, how to create a safe and friendly home for baby, and how to stimulate your child's physical and emotional growth.
We will provide you with the emotional support and courage to deal with the stress of being a mew mom or dad.
We'll help you ENJOY being a mom or dad!

Our Staff

Jennifer Motz,  M.S.W. 
Program Director/Clinical Support Specialist
Amber Boyer, B.A.   
Home Visitation Staff
Autumn Burgi, B.S.W.   
     Family Support Specialist
Liz Bearman B.S.   
     Family Resource Specialist/
     Family Support Specialist
Christine Putnam, B.A.   
     Family Support Specialist

Support Staff
Administrative Assistant
     Phyllis Goodwin
Emma Hernandez


What Healthy Families Believes:
  • We believe that parenting is the toughest job you'll ever face
  • We believe that parenting is stressful, and all families need support and people to talk to.
  • We believe that all parents have the right to raise their children to respect their culture and way of life.
  • We believe that all parents want what is best for their children.
  • We believe that every child deserves a healthy start in life.

Our Programs

What we offer:  Click Here for detailed information on services
  • A one time visit to see if our program is the right one for your family.
  • Group meetings and activities
  • Weekly home visits to interested families who qualify
  • Free mailing program for families with children under the age of one.
  • A copy of the "LaGrange County Family Connection Child Development and Community Resource Guide," offered free-of-charge thanks to a generous grant from Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

We can help with:

  • Parenting concerns
  • Discipline questions
  • Child development information and activities
  • Developmental screenings for delays and school preparedness
  • Nutritional information
  • Referrals to other community services
  • Strengthening your family
  • Support and someone to talk to.

All of our programs are provided at no cost to you.


Who can be a part of this program?
A woman and her partner who are expecting a child and/or families with a baby younger than three months old can join the program and remain involved up to the child's fifth birthday.
Our Community Partners and Supporters include:
The Compassion Pregnancy Center
Dr. Booth
Dr. Hershberger
Dr. Sharp
Early Childhood Alliance
First Steps
LaGrange County Health Department
New Eden Birthing Center
Northeastern Center
Parkview LaGrange Hospital
Safe Haven
Tobacco Free LaGrange County
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)


Our Location

Contact Information:
Our office is located in the Vistula Head Start building at:
603 N. Townline Road
LaGrange, IN  46761
Our Office Phone and after-hours answering service
(260) 463-2363 Extension 112

Supporting Parents...
Preparing for the Future