HomeHealthy Families Illinois Advisory Board

Children Matter. . .Get Involved

Macoupin County Healthy Families Illinois Program Advisory Board is a volunteer community group that serves the Macoupin County Healthy Families Illinois Program. Healthy Families is a program designed for parents who are expecting their first child. Families can voluntarily sign onto the Healthy Families Macoupin County Program prenatally up until the first-born child is 3 months of age. Once on the program, families can participate until their first-born child reaches the age of 5. Families have the option of opting out of the voluntary program at any time during their participation. Healthy Families is a nationwide program designed to support families expecting their first child by encouraging parent-child interaction, curriculum to support the family and child, developmental screenings and family assessments, resources, referrals, and helping the family to tap into their own unique strengths.  Our trained Family Support Specialists work with the families to provide effective home visits, focusing on each family’s needs and their child’s development.

If you would like to get involved and make a difference in the lives of our children in Macoupin County, please contact Morgan Wheeler, Program Manager at 217-854-3223 or [email protected].