Healthier Beginnings

The Healthier Beginnings Program serves first time mothers whose child is 3 months or younger and/or teen mothers who have not attained the age of 21 and their child is 3 months or younger. The Home Visitation service delivery area includes: Lauderdale, Dyer and Lake counties.



  • To increase and strengthen parenting skills while incorporating age appropriate child development practices with in the home.
  • To increase community resources and develop community resource base

The program is funded through the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Maternal Child and Health.


Debbie Abel

For more information contact:
Deborah Abel
Healthier Beginnings Program Manager
NW Child Care Resource Center

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