Healthy Families Mid-Shore writes Character Counts proclamation
CENTREVILLE — Shelly NealEdwards, program director for Healthy Families Mid-Shore, told the Queen Anne’s County commissioners prior to the reading of the proclamation on Tuesday, July 26, about the Healthy Families MidShore program. She said through the health departments in Queen Anne’s, Kent, Caroline and Talbot counties, the program serves families that are expecting a child or who have recently had one.
Through home visits, such as Alexis Harrison does for the program, families in the program will be provided with essential parenting skills, information, community resources, child development screenings “to prevent any kind of outcomes that might be detrimental in addition to giving them information as new parents,” Neal-Edwards said.
Families can be in the program until their child is 5 years old.
For more information, visit the Queen Anne’s County Health Department’s website at www.dhmh.mar yland. gov and search “Healthy Families Mid-Shore.”
From left, Character Counts coordinator Elaine Butler, program director for Healthy Families Mid-Shore Shelly Neal-Edwards, home visitor Alexis Harrison, Lolita Meredith and mother Astrid Noguera display the Character Counts Pillar of the Month for July.