Parent Testimonies

Testimonies Based on the Model

  • At first, my husband and I were very skeptical about the program and having a stranger in our we are so glad that we took the opportunity. Healthy Families swooped in and saved us.
  • I was attending a breastfeeding class as a new mom when I was approached by one of the women from Healthy Families. I was going to shrug it off at first, but I am more than glad and beyond blessed that I didn't. I couldn't have asked for a more supportive and caring team to guide me and encourage me through my pregnancy into the first few years of my daughter's life. They became like a second family to me. This program is truly involved in making sure each family has the resources they need to build a healthy and happy family. I highly recommend this program...for new parents...for single moms and dads, and all families.
  • If I had not had Healthy Families, I would not have noticed my daughter’s developmental delays and would not have sought out intervention as early as I did. She is now where she needs to be and ready for school.
  • Healthy Families had made us better parents through education, advice, encouragement, and support.
  • My Nurse Home Visitor) is amazing!!!! I truly feel like I have had an even better quality of pregnancy and my baby will truly have a better quality of life thanks to working with her. Not only has she given me life changing resources for the present as well as the future, but I feel as if we have built a bond and she is now an integral part of my baby’s life. I am so grateful.
  • I love working with my Nurse Home Visitor she makes me feel safe and comfortable to talk to her about all my concerns with being a first-time mom.
  • I been with the PAT program for almost 2 years with and I would like to share my experience. My daughter is 18 months, and my son is 5 years.  We have fun during our home visit with our Parent Educator. She’s so helpful and professional. She teaches us how to be patient and the importance of having family time and getting our goals done. My son has learned the alphabet and how to write he’s full name as well as how to cut paper and how to share with his sister. My daughter is learning how to react to new things. She’s also leaning shapes and their names and a lot of more fun and great things.  These are just a few things that I can think of now.  I’m so glad that I have been part of this great community of great and professional people. I hope more parents get to know the great benefits of PAT.
  • Becoming a part of the Parents as Teachers program is one of the best decisions I have made since having my son! I love how you get to build a one-on-one relationship with a teacher that focuses on your child's development and milestones. Our parent educator has been with us every step of the way teaching my son and I how to communicate, learn fun educational activities that go hand in hand based on his age, and provides information for me on how to not only help him blossom but to help me appreciate myself as a parent. I also really enjoy how Parents as Teachers has get-togethers with other families in the program, such as outdoor activities and story time. I don't believe we'd be where we are without them!
  • We've had our Parent Educator with us since our first baby and she has supported us through all 5 kids. I appreciate her listening ear and emotional support.

General Program Testimonies

  • En primer lugar estamos muy agradecidos por el programa, nos a ayudado mucho en la crianza de nuestros pequeños a poder entenderlos, con la información y actividades que nos brindan es de mucha ayuda y lo recomiendo mucho sobre todo cuando somos padres nuevos hay muchas cosas que uno desconoce y las educadoras nos dan toda la información necesaria. | First of all, we are very grateful for the program, it has helped us a lot in raising our little ones to be able to understand them, with the information and activities that they provide us it is very helpful, and I highly recommend it, especially when we are new parents there are many things that one does not know, and the educators give us all the information necessary.
  • Me ha gustado ya que es un programa que nos ayuda a nosotros como primeros padres para la educación de nuestro hijo. | I have loved that the program has helped us as first time parents in the education of our son.
  • The amount of support, guidance, understanding, and resources are beyond anything I could have imagined. I don’t only suggest this program, I highly recommend it. Whether you are new to motherhood or if it’s your 3rd child, they will help you and your child/children on a level you cannot understand unless you’re in it.
  • This is a great program, and it has helped me raise my kids and find housing.
  • This program has helped me in almost all areas of my life. I have learned how to help control stress, learn cute little activities to do with the baby and learned how to build a stronger bond as a family. I have learned that it is okay to ask questions and there is no such thing as being a perfect parent.”
  • This program has been so beneficial to me dealing with postpartum depression. Although I already have a child, it has been so helpful to have refreshers on various stages of their life and how to get through those hard moments. I appreciate the one on one and all of the resources available. This program is literally a life changer.
  • The staff, other moms, and volunteers have made a huge impact on me as a woman, but most of all as a mother.
  • The program has been very great for me and my family. It has been great for my mental health during my postpartum period and my kids have loved the thoughtful and age-appropriate engagement.
  • The home visiting program offered a whole community of resources to me. It helped me feel more prepared for motherhood than I would have been on my own.
  • I saw my daughter grow and develop through the program in ways I never could have imagined. Our home visitor also supported me in achieving my own personal goals.