Give Your Baby a Healthy Start!
Because babies don’t come with an instruction book!

April Armstrong MPH IMH-E II
Program Manager
Office: (541) 266-3977
Work Cell: (541) 294-5323
Fax: (541) 266-4040
Email April Armstrong

Family, Mom Dad and Baby

Are you pregnant or do you have a newborn under the age of 3 months?
Are you struggling with the challenges of parenting?
Do you find yourself feeling stressed and looking for ways to be a better parent?
How can you make sure your child grows up healthy? 

Consent to Contact Form (fillable)

Who is Healthy Families Oregon South Coast?

  • Healthy Families Oregon (HFO) is an accredited multi-site (17 regions), state system, and is an affiliate of Healthy Families America (HFA).

  • Healthy Families is Oregon’s largest child abuse prevention program.

  • Healthy Families Oregon South Coast serves families living in Coos and Curry counties.

  • Healthy Families is an evidence-based, free, and voluntary family support and parent education home visiting program, serving eligible families who are pregnant or have recently given birth.

How can Healthy Families Help?

Family Support Specialists empower and support parents in cultivating and strengthening a nurturing, positive relationship with their baby. Home visits can take place in a variety of settings. Visits are family-centered and strength-based focusing on establishing a trusting relationship while assisting with strengthening parent/child attachment and bonding, improving the family support system, and increasing the family’s ability to manage stress, work toward goals, and problem-solve.

We can help Parents:

  • Create a safe and nurturing environment.

  • Make informed parenting choices that contribute to family health and wellness.

  • Learn activities to do with their child that foster development and attachment.

  • Prepare their child to be school-ready.

  • Access community resources and educational opportunities.

  • Learn evidence-based information on topics such as child development, infant care, and keeping their baby healthy.

Would you like additional support for pregnancy and/or parenting and accessing resources?
Do you know someone who would like additional support for pregnancy and/or parenting and accessing resources?

For more information:
Complete online the Consent to Contact Form (fillable), OR
Print the Consent to Contact Form (printable) then send it using the following:
Email it to:
Fax it to: 541- 266-4040, Attention: Healthy Families
Text it to: 541-294-5323

Our philosophy is that YOU are the expert on your child. We will work together to identify your strengths, values, and wishes for your family. We will never tell you how to raise your children, that’s your decision. We’ll help you establish and complete the parenting goals that YOU choose.
Our program is modeled on research-based, proven practices that enhance infant mental health.