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                         Every child beginning at birth will be healthy and successful.


Opportunities for
Parents to

                                                                   HOPES Philosophy:
To promote health, independence, and success for children and families, through support and education in a safe and nurturing environment. HOPES staff empowers families to utilize their strengths in order to meet their needs.

The HOPES program is a voluntary community-based home visitation program for families living in Wright County. The HOPES Program is located in the office of Wright County Public Health. 

HOPES offers support and education to your family during pregnancy as well as after the birth of your baby. HOPES offers home visits as a way to reduce the stress associated with your pregnancy and the birth of your baby. HOPES supports you in giving your baby a healthy start in life.

Families are considered eligible for the HOPES program if they are: 

  • Expecting a child, or have a child between 0-3 months of age, AND;  
  • Score a 5 or more on the HOPES screening assessment.
Families may be accepted with a child up to the age of 3, with these exceptions to age being made by the Program Manager.

At your convenience, your Family Support Worker (home visitor) will begin by visiting you weekly in your home. A Family Support Worker is a trained individual who assists with daily challenges, understsands the questions and stresses you have as a parent and offers information and support to you and your family. 

What Can They Do For My Baby?

Offer Practical Information On:
  • Preparing for your baby's birth and "homecoming"
  • Recognizing your baby's needs
  • Caring for your baby's needs and still managing to take care of yourself
  • Assessing your child's development
  • Making your home "child safe"
  • Encouraging your child's development
  • Maintaining your child's health/wellness

What Can They Do For Me?

Offers information on:
  • Budgeting
  • Arranging transportation
  • Teaching appropriate behavior to your children
  • Continuing your education
  • Seeking employment
  • Accessing community services
  • Providing activities to do with your child
  • Accessing medical services

How Do I Get More Information?

Stop in or contact Wright County Public Health:

115 1st Street SE
Clarion, IA 50525