Frequently Asked Questions
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Fairfield County Family, Adult & Children First Council
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Who is eligible for Help Me Grow?
Children can be eligible for Help Me Grow early intervention services due to a qualifying diagnosed medical condition, or a developmental delay. They can qualify for the home visitation program if they are under 6 months of age, if this is mom's first pregnancy and if the family meets income guidelines. The family may also qualify if at least one parent is in active military duty.
What services do you offer families?
Help Me Grow is a child development program for expectant moms in their 3rd trimester, infants and toddlers under age 3 years. We provide health and developmental services, as well as a transition component in order to help parents and their 3 year olds make a smooth entry into school. Our program provides that little extra support needed to families during a crucial time of development for their young child. The following services are also provided by Help Me Grow: Service Coordination (each family has their own Service Coordinator), Parent Education, and Early Intervention Services for those children who have a qualifying diagnosed medical condition or developmental delay.
Do you offer playgroups?
Currently we are not offering playgroups, but your Service Coordinator can provide you with resources in the community and ideas for how your child can socialize with other children their age.
Explain the intake process once Help Me Grow receives a referral.
Once our Central Intake Specialist receives a referral for a child, she contacts the family by phone call in order to gather pertinent information to register the family for an intake visit by a Service Coordinator or Home Visitor. The intake process takes place in the family's home.
Who do we call to refer families?
To refer a family one should call our main number: (740) 681-4881, and ask to speak to the Central Intake Specialist.
How long can a customer receive services from your agency?
A child can remain in Help Me Grow until they turn 3 years of age.
How is your agency funded?
Help Me Grow is funded by the Ohio Department of Health/Federal Government, Bureau of Early Intervention Services, Ohio Help Me Grow Program, and is administered through the Fairfield County Family, Adult & Children First Council.