H.A.N.D.S. Program Services

Why Participate in HANDS?

  • Parents are the most important people in a baby’s life. 
  • Parents are the first and most important teachers a child will ever have. 
  • Parenting is a very demanding job and all parents have worries, questions and stress.

What Can Parents Expect?

  • Support through your pregnancy and the early years of your baby’s life
  • Ways to make your home safer for your baby 
  • Information on how to care for your baby 
  • Facts that will let you know your baby is growing and developing in healthy ways 
  • Activities that you and your baby can enjoy together that can stimulate your child’s brain development 
  • Access to other community services

What are the Main Goals of HANDS?

  • Healthy pregnancies and births
  • Healthy child growth and development
  • Healthy, safe homes
  • Self-sufficient families

How Does the Program Work?

In the prenatal period the family is screened after a referral is made. This referral can be made by the doctor’s office, the health department, your church, friends or family. A trained home visitor will visit your home to introduce parenting skill development in areas such as recognizing your baby’s needs, what to expect as your baby grows, making your home safe, etc. The frequency of visits will be determined by the family’s needs.

What is the HANDS Program?

HANDS supports you throughout your pregnancy and the first two years of your baby’s life. From pregnancy to the terrific twos, HANDS is here to answer all your questions during the different stages of a baby’s growth. Families meet with a HANDS parent visitor who can answer your questions and address their concerns about pregnancy or the baby’s first years. All families receive information and learn about resources available in the community for new parents. Some families receive further support through home visitation. That’s right. Information is brought right to the home.

Who Can Participate?

Any parent expecting a new baby and residing in Kentucky is eligible. Families must be enrolled during pregnancy or before a child is 90 days old.

When do HAND Services Begin?

Services can begin during pregnancy or anytime before a child is 3 months old. If interested, contact your local health department

H.A.N.D.S. Believes:

  • All families have strengths.
  • Families are responsible for their children.
  • Families are the primary decision-makers regarding their children.
  • Communities recognize their roles in children’s lives.
  • Communities recognize that all children must succeed.
  • Prevention and early intervention improve community well-being.
  • Public and private partnerships are vital to a successful program.


Mikaela Rice, RN

606-474-5109 ext. 016


Cairee Fannin, FSW

606-474-5109 ext. 016


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Get in Touch

(606) 474-5109
(606) 474-6685

Clinic  Hours

Mon - Fri — 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday — Closed
Sunday — Closed

300 W Main St, Grayson
KY 41143