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Hopes Program

Service 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.

Program Overview

Health Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success 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.

Families are considered eligible for the HOPES program if they are expecting a child between 0-3 months of age and when they score a 5 or more on the HOPES screening assessment. Families may be accepted with a child up age of 3, with these exceptions to age being made by the program manager.

HOPES Supporting Parents Right From the Start

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

What can I expect from HOPES?

At your convenience, your Family Support Worker (home visitor) will begin by visiting you weekly in your home. It’s free, voluntary & confidential.

A Family Support Worker is a trained individual who:

  • Understands the questions and stresses you have as a parent
  • Assists with your daily challenges
  • 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”
  • Recognize 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 our child’s development
  • Maintaining your child’s health/wellness

What can they do for me?

Offer practical 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 about the HOPES Program so I can get involved?

If you would like more information about the HOPES program feel free to call or stop in at the Wright County Public Health Department.