Healthy Starts2021-12-03T08:30:32-05:00

Because great childhoods start at home…

The Healthy Starts program “invests early” in children and families to promote health, stability, and resiliency.  The team partners with parents to create a nurturing and safe home as their children grow.

Research shows home visiting programs are uniquely effective at fulfilling their mission.  And the need in New Hampshire is currently greater than what programs like Healthy Starts can provide, according to a report on the status of New Hampshire’s children.

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Healthy Starts at HCS is affiliated with Healthy Families America, a national program of Prevent Child Abuse America.

“If the health of babies of today are looked after and rules established for their care, when the child reaches school age it is well nourished and stands a better chance of being in good physical condition…”

- Annual Report of the Keene Visiting Nurse Association, 1922

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Penny Vaine
Penny VaineHealthy Starts Program Manager

Healthy Starts Program Manager

Penny Vaine is the program manager for Healthy Starts at HCS a voluntary, strength based prevention program designed to support any pregnant and parenting family in the HCS service area. 

The Healthy Starts team of social workers, nurses and home visitors partner with families to offer parenting education, connection to resources, and support to build resiliency.

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